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Windows 7: Computer to HDTV Monitor ??

03 Dec 2009   #11
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 24c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GuaranT View Post
Your current card is perfectly capable and S-Video<HMDI or DVI
Is there a way to "crank up" the refresh rate from 60 to 120 Hz?
I don't think that's a video card option. The way that TV's put out 120 or 240 Hz is by doubling or quadrupling the refresh rates of the video feeds, but that's done in the TV, not in the video card.


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03 Dec 2009   #12
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ragzarok View Post

I don't think that's a video card option. The way that TV's put out 120 or 240 Hz is by doubling or quadrupling the refresh rates of the video feeds, but that's done in the TV, not in the video card.
The video card can do it. That's how the 3D glasses work from NVIDIA. The glasses need a monitor with 100 Hz or higher...something like that.
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03 Dec 2009   #13
WDAexodus

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You don't need to get a new card. The one you have is more than capable. You can change your refresh rates from within NVidia control panel. Just right click somewhere on your desktop and it should be a selection on your pop up menu. There are all kinds of things in there that you can do to tweak your display. I would go into detail but my work pc doesn't have NVIDIA control panel and I can't pull it from the sponge from between the ears.
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03 Dec 2009   #14
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

First of all, thanks to all for the replies - I knew you people would have thoughts.

So far, I got a good HDTV cable & kept the same video card.

Followed the suggestion about a custom resolution:

original setting - 1920 x 1080 x 60

Every time I tried to change the 60 to a higher number (tried 70, 100, & 120) saved it and then read:

1920 x 1080 x progressive

I'm not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds really cool and the picture is fantastic. I think I'll leave it alone.

Thank you all again.

My avatar look awesome in HD
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03 Dec 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Progressive means that the frames are not interlaced.

Interlaced, in simplest-easy-to-understand-terms, means the picture is separated into two fields which then blend together to create one frame. It all happens so fast, you cant tell that half the picture is missing - each field commonly at ~ 1/60 for NTSC.

Yes, leave it alone now. This is what you want. Very glad you fixed your issue.
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03 Dec 2009   #16
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

1920 x 1080 is the sane as 1080p (progressive scan), the best quality picture you can get

I've got a 8500GT Nvidia with HDMI out and a X-Fi 7.1 channel sound card that hooked you to m home theater systemi sounds great

You're right your TV is fine
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03 Dec 2009   #17
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Yes, leave it alone now. This is what you want. Very glad you fixed your issue.
This issue was fixed by you and the other people on this forum.

Yes, I will be leaving it alone.

Picture is great, now to get sound to the TV.
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03 Dec 2009   #18
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

You can handle the sound easily.
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03 Dec 2009   #19
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ragzarok View Post
You can handle the sound easily.
Yeah, that's what I thought - plugged cable from computer to "computer in" on TV, no sound. Yet speakers work in the same jack. Time to RFM on the TV sound.
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03 Dec 2009   #20
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

What other connections do you gave on you TV?
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