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How to get full 1080p on my LCD from windows 7

01-02-2012, 12:46 PM
Hey guys,

I just bought a 46" Samsung LCD series 6 tv and it's great. Only problem is when I hook up my windows 7 laptop via HDMI to the tv, the tv output seems pretty shabby.

It's a full 1080p tv with 120 hz refresh rate and would love to take advantage of this. In windows, my resolution settings is currently 1366x768 and it seems it's the Maximum allowable setting. I have tried to adjust windows resolution and display settings, but this 1366x768 is the highest one I can currently achieve. I'm stumped, i'm sure my Acer 5252-v440 running a Radeon HD4250 can output high resolutions, and i KNOW my tv is good, so what can I do?

When i turn on my tv set to HDMI source mode, it seems to list it as running as full 1920x1080... but I assure you, it's not!

Please help!

Oh, and I'm not a technical person... plain step by step English please! :)

Thanks guys,

01-02-2012, 01:24 PM
Oh, and I'm not a technical person... plain step by step English please! :)

This will present a bit of a problem, but hopefully we can get you pointed in the right direction.

Sounds like you need to install the latest catalyst control center software. Go to the AMD Catalyst™ Technology (http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-catalyst/pages/catalyst.aspx) page and read plus download the latest software. It should allow you to set 1920x1080 resolution.

01-02-2012, 01:38 PM

Yes, I figured out the catalyst software today. I did a first run and it only allowed me to use a max resolution of 1366x768. I have yet to download the newest version, although i would assume I have the newest version already preinstalled on my laptop. This computer is just from 2010.

I ran catalyst... and I didn't see any options to increase the max resolution. I don't think there was even an option to increase it past this point.

01-02-2012, 01:41 PM
I just went back into the display settings for desktop viewing in the ATI catalyst program... there is no available resolution higher than 1366x768.

01-02-2012, 01:43 PM
You need to get the latest version. They have added a lot of HDTV capabilities in the past couple of years since many people have been hooking up their PCs to HDTVs. Also it may be that you need to reboot the PC with only the HDTV attached to make sure the software is not reading another monitor to set its max resolution.