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Old 03-09-2006, 07:34 AM   #11
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Most HD TV's I believe though have connections for VGA/DVI outputs dont they? Or am I wrong?

Though standard TV's, and since yours is that big, its simply stretching the image across.
TV's I believe support along the ranges of 640x480 or even less... So forcing a whole desktop on that screen wouldn't be that clear anyway.

That said, has your video card got a TV specific output setting, that might have settings to improve quality when using TV?
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Old 03-09-2006, 01:15 PM   #12
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well i have a HD tv and it uses a HDMI conection
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #13
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Most HD TV's I believe though have connections for VGA/DVI outputs dont they? Or am I wrong?

Though standard TV's, and since yours is that big, its simply stretching the image across.
TV's I believe support along the ranges of 640x480 or even less... So forcing a whole desktop on that screen wouldn't be that clear anyway.

That said, has your video card got a TV specific output setting, that might have settings to improve quality when using TV?

well, i have a radeon 9250 256mb pci, with one vga out, one rca out, and one svideo out. i did have some cds with software that help improve the quality, but i lost them. and also, i was able to set the resolution to 640x480 before, but for some reason i cant now.

in that pic, 3 is the tv and 1 is the monitor
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:45 PM   #14
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if you set the res higher the pic will be better
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:48 PM   #15
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Uhg, thats one of those STUPID things MS did in windows XP.. I don't know how they grasped setting the min res to 640x480 was a good idea... but it wasn't.

Increasing the resolution would only make it look better on a CRT actual desktop monitor... using S-Video to a TV and increasing res will just make it even harder to see....
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ya i discovered that lol
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Old 03-09-2006, 04:59 PM   #17
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oh i see .... so on a tv you want it set s low as possible?
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Yeah, TV has a really low resolution. You'd have to buy some really expensive HD tv to get past that.. and even then, a cheap CRT monitor can still go to twice the resolution.

i've found that the only way I have been able to use a TV with any PC is if I use an older OS like win2k so I can set the res to 640x480...stupid xp...grrr
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:41 PM   #19
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so what about my HD TV what will it do? its a sharp aquos lc26p50e
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Old 03-10-2006, 08:12 AM   #20
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HDTVs, LCDs and plasmas use a higher resolution screen than a regular tv so therefor they look better
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