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Samsung 26" HDTV (TX-P2675WHD)

micheltan
04-04-2005, 03:51 PM
I am new in this forum and to HDTV itself. I thought it was time to replace my old TV, so I went out and bought Samsung 26" HDTV (TX-P2675WHD) hoping that I could use the TV in conjuction to my Media Center 2005 and ATI 9600 XT Pro. The TV has a DVI connection. I hooked up the DVI out from my computer to the DVI input in the back of the TV. Powered up my computer, and got some amazingly large icons that's pushed to the side (overscanned). I tried using powerstrip, but I don't understand a thing about it. I kept trying to read different forums and I hear people saying they could customize their own settings. I changed the resolutions the same way as I did with my computer LCD and it flickered with some and other it was fuzzy and hard to make out. Could anyone help or guide me as to how I can get this TV to work. I am really dissappointed in HDTV; it wasn't what I had expected at all. If instead of using the DVI connection on the back of the tv, what if i bought one of those ATI dongle DVI----->Component, would that work better?
Please help?

RSawdey
04-04-2005, 05:17 PM
You need your desktop resolution set to what the TV likes, 848 x 480p @ 60 Hz refresh (wide progressive EDTV). Make sure you keep your refresh rate at 60, higher can do damage.

micheltan
04-05-2005, 09:27 AM
I kind of figured out as much after a bit of tinkering, but is there anything I can fix for the overscanning issue? Are there graphic cards out there that is better than another for the problem I am having.
Thanks

RSawdey
04-05-2005, 02:59 PM
Overscan is standard with TVs, about 5% is normal. The edges of an analog TV image are raggedy & contain non-image data like color tables & closed caption info... that's why TVs expect to hide them. With your CRT based TV, you can adjust the image size & position in the service menu... overscan is strictly a TV issue, nothing to do with the card.

micheltan
04-07-2005, 11:58 PM
I have this TV hooked up to the Media Center 2005, using Dish Network, but I can't seem to get the color and picture to adjust right. My old sony 20 inches looks better. This new TV, pictures, seems soo soft no matter how much I adjust the sharpness. Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I bought this TV hoping it would be better than my 1989 Sony 20 inches Trinitron TV.

Thanks

RSawdey
04-08-2005, 03:55 PM
What do you mean, you've got the TV hooked up to the PC using Dish Network? What connections are you using? What resolution is the PC using? Is your Dish STB an HDTV capable box or not?

micheltan
04-08-2005, 07:42 PM
My dish is STB. The resolution i am using is 848X480p. It is not HDTV dish, it's just the regular one.. It looks like crap. Like I said before, my old sony looks way better. Thanks