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Old 05-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #1  
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Default Help setting up 32" HDTV as computer monitor

I am having trouble configuring my new Panasonic TC-32LX34 with my computer. I build my own PC's and it is fairly current. Here are some of the specs
CPU - Intel I7-920
video card - Asus EN9600GT 512MB with (2) DVI ports
Monitor - Panasonic TC-32LX34

I attached the video card to the TV with a DVI-HDMI cable and a simple audio cable from the sound jack on the PC case to the audio imput jacks on the TV.

Video and Sound works fine but the resolution and size is the problem. Windows 7 detects the TV as a Panasonic and recommends native resolution of 1920x1080. When I set it on that, about 1" of the windows screen is lost behind the border so I just barely see the top edge of icons and cannot see the red x to close the screen. When I set the resolution back to 1768x992 which is the next res down the list, the whole windows screen is back with about 3/8 to 5/8" black screen around the perimeter. I could live with that but the fonts are kind of fuzzy. Clear Type Text says that the LCD needs to be set on native resolution to work effectively. So even if I try to make the Clear Type Text work on the 1768x992 it just doesn't get clear.

Now to the programming on the menu of the TV accessed by the remote. There is no part of the program which allows me to resize the horizontal and vertical image like on a PC Monitor. There is a zoom setting but that does not adjust the image to the screen size. There is a section of PC configuration which is greyed out because I am not bringing the image in through the 15 pin VGA port. But even if i was, there is no resize portion of the program, just position. Plus I dont want to do vga resolution!

I really want to set the video card on native resolution for the TV on 1920x1080 and resize the image to fit the viewable size of the screen.

Oh and I called Panasonic Tech Support and that was a real waste of time. Might as well have called Walmart. So that is why I came here looking for help. Thanks !!!

I ran the Monitor Asset Manager and here is the data:
Model name............... Panasonic-TV
Manufacturer............. Panasonic
Plug and Play ID......... MEIC31C
Serial number............ n/a
Manufacture date......... 2011, ISO week 0
Filter driver............ None
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EDID revision............ 1.3
Input signal type........ Digital
Color bit depth.......... Undefined
Display type............. RGB color
Screen size.............. Undefined or variable
Power management......... Not supported
Extension blocs.......... 1 (CEA-EXT)
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DDC/CI................... Not supported

Color characteristics
Default color space...... Non-sRGB
Display gamma............ 2.20
Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.640 - Ry 0.345
Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.291 - Gy 0.635
Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.163 - By 0.093
White point (default).... Wx 0.288 - Wy 0.296
Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
Horizontal scan range.... 15-68kHz
Vertical scan range...... 23-61Hz
Video bandwidth.......... 150MHz
CVT standard............. Not supported
GTF standard............. Not supported
Additional descriptors... None
Preferred timing......... Yes
Native/preferred timing.. 1920x1080p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 148.500 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #1....... 1920x1080i at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported

EIA/CEA-861 Information
Revision number.......... 3
IT underscan............. Not supported
Basic audio.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:4:4.............. Supported
YCbCr 4:2:2.............. Supported
Native formats........... 1
Detailed timing #1....... 1280x720p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Detailed timing #2....... 720x480p at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #3....... 720x480p at 60Hz (4:3)
Modeline............... "720x480" 27.000 720 736 798 858 480 489 495 525 -hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #4....... 1440x480i at 60Hz (16:9)
Modeline............... "1440x480" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 480 488 494 524 interlace -hsync -vsync
Detailed timing #5....... 1440x480i at 60Hz (4:3)
Modeline............... "1440x480" 27.000 1440 1478 1602 1716 480 488 494 524 interlace -hsync -vsync

CE video identifiers (VICs) - timing/formats supported
1920 x 1080p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1) [Native]
1920 x 1080i at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1920 x 1080p at 24Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
1280 x 720p at 60Hz - HDTV (16:9, 1:1)
720 x 480p at 60Hz - EDTV (16:9, 32:27)
720 x 480p at 60Hz - EDTV (4:3, 8:9)
720 x 480i at 60Hz - Doublescan (16:9, 32:27)
720 x 480i at 60Hz - Doublescan (4:3, 8:9)
640 x 480p at 60Hz - Default (4:3, 1:1)
NB: NTSC refresh rate = (Hz*1000)/1001

CE audio data (formats supported)
LPCM 2-channel, 16-bit at 32/44/48 kHz

CE vendor specific data (VSDB)
IEEE registration number. 0x000C03
CEC physical address..... 1.0.0.0
Supports AI (ACP, ISRC).. Yes
Supports 48bpp........... No
Supports 36bpp........... Yes
Supports 30bpp........... Yes
Supports YCbCr 4:4:4..... Yes
Supports dual-link DVI... No
Maximum TMDS clock....... 225MHz

CE colorimetry data
xvYCC709 support......... Yes
xvYCC601 support......... Yes
sYCC601 support.......... No
AdobeYCC601 support...... No
AdobeRGB support......... No
Metadata profile flags... 0x01

Report information
Date generated........... 5/25/2011
Software revision........ 2.60.0.962
Data source.............. Real-time 0x0011
Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:47 PM   #2  
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set it back to 1920 x 1080 and try and see if this works.

http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=34832

Your issue is definately an overscan issue
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #3  
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The native resolution shows to be 1366x768, so if your video card will do that, try it. Also make sure you set the aspect ratio to FULL.

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