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Old 09-03-2006, 10:04 AM   #61  
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If you get a video card that will output the native resolution of the display, 1366x768 in your case, you will be able to get it connected. Many video cards will output HDTV resolutions, just get one of those.

What you may run into is the overscan that will be built into every video input on your TV. That is why if you are going to hook a HDTV to a computer it is best to buy a HDTV with a PC port, usually VGA.

Overscan will basically push the edges off of the screen. For detailed information on this see:
Hooking Up A PC to A HDTV

You may can get into the service menu to correct the overscan. This can be sucessful if each input has its own parameters. Some displays have a global height and width parameter (I don't know about yours) and thus fixing it for the HDMI port would also control other inputs which could cause video noise to be shown on those inputs.

But even with some overscan, there are many uses that will work fine. Watching DVDs, slide shows are some.

BTW your TV being a LCD getting damaged is unlikely as damage is normally associated with CRT based HDTVs and even the newer CRT based displays have protective features these days.
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:54 PM   #62  
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Hi,
If you would like to shorten the learning curve a visit to www., in the HTPC section you will find the how toos complete with a detailed list of what equipment you may need (if any) as well as one of the best shareware programs "Powerstrip" from www.entechtaiwan.com that will help you create a timing and resolution that should fit perfectly on your screen.

Please make sure to do the experimenting on you PC monitor before sending it to your TV.

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Old 09-10-2006, 06:54 AM   #63  
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i got a 28 inch sanyo hdtv i got it hook up to a dvi on the computer and on hdtv to hdmi and im useing powerstrip but im wonder will useing my tv as a monitor damage the tv
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:57 AM   #64  
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Hello all,
I just got an older model Sony Hi-Def projection tv. 1080i capable.

I have a BFG Geforce 6600GT video card with DVI, VGA, and S-Video out. I am trying to connect my pc to the tv with the S-Video plug.

The display comes up, however all text is virtually unreadable, and I'm having major overscan issues. It shows up on the tv in standard mode I am not getting the 16x9 view at all. Should I buy a DVI to component cable? Or do I just need to get a new video card that has HDTV outputs?

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Old 11-18-2006, 06:29 PM   #65  
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I have this TV (PL-42S5S 1024X768 max res. from PC) and i am pretty sure it's only for sale in south america (I live in Brazil). No info on it in english other than the Manual.

My problem is that i get a crappy res. when i hook up my pc to the tv via VGA. The image quality looks the same as a standard DVD hooked up via A/V cables (480i) and text looks crappy,but not as bad as some say with S-Video, but def. not what i expected. My video card is a crummy ols Radeon 9200. So what can i do? please help me!!!

thanx in advanced.

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Old 12-02-2006, 06:00 PM   #66  
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Hi, new to the forum
I recently bought a HD TV - a Sharp 32" LC-32GD7E
Also recently upgraded my PC without thinking first about whether i wanted to hook it up to my TV or not... I then a few weeks later discovered the wonder of proper HD, and now would LOVE to get my PC running HD...
So the deal is, I can run HD movies on my PC just fine, and have my PC running through my TV no problems... The issue is that my card doesnt seem to want to run 1366x768 res that my TV's native res is...
The TV will do the usual 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p, 1080i...
I dropped my PC res down to 1280x720 and that seemed to take away some of the "flickering" almost like the TV has a refresh rate like that of a CRT, butt he text is still "blurry"... readable, but not crisp like it would be running on a monitor in native resolution...
The graphics card i have is an ATI Radeon X1900 XTX...

Any ideas? Sorry if i havent given the correct info... Ive only just got into HDTV, and been out of PC's for about 5 years and things have changed so much
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Old 12-02-2006, 06:22 PM   #67  
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One other thing, is i dont plan on leaving my PC hooked up to my TV for much longer... I am in the middle of planning a new system purely for running media center (the joy of having MSDN access at work for a multitude of free microsoft operating systems )...
Any suggestions on graphics cards would be great
Preferably one that you know would support native res of my TV (1366x768)...
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #68  
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I have a Dell D620 laptop with nO video output. Not even as S-video port.

I want to know if they make any PCMCIA cards with HDMI or DVI output. I have a Panasonic Plasma (TH-50PX60U), which has HDMI input but no RGB inputs for PC.

So, If I can get a PCMCIA card, I can watch videos/pc contents on my Plasma.

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Old 01-07-2007, 08:18 PM   #69  
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I have a Dell D620 laptop with nO video output. Not even as S-video port.

I want to know if they make any PCMCIA cards with HDMI or DVI output. I have a Panasonic Plasma (TH-50PX60U), which has HDMI input but no RGB inputs for PC.

So, If I can get a PCMCIA card, I can watch videos/pc contents on my Plasma.

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Your best bet would be to get a transcoder VGA to component from www.keydigital.com. I don't know of any such PCMCIA card and would think it would be very difficult to make because you would be talking about a video card in a PCMCIA package. Not enough room.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #70  
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I have two HDTV LCD a 42" vizio and 37" Olevia...Both work excellent as PC monitors through the VGA hook up. Two different computers, one with integrated graphics and the other with older 128 ATI card.
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Old 01-27-2007, 11:02 PM   #71  
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Does anyone know if (with some changes to the setup/configuration) my Toshiba HM4695 HDTV could be used as an everyday computer monitor?

Before I start researching how to make this work, I want to make sure it's a fesiable plan in the first place.

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Old 03-22-2007, 11:50 AM   #72  
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Hey everyone,

New here so take it easy! I just purchased a VGA to Pr Pb Y cord to hook up my laptop to my HDTV.

Im just looking to use the TV as sort of a jukebox. If anyone could kinda help me through this a little bit that would be great!

Laptop Video Card:

NVIDIA GeFORCE GO 6100

HDTV:

Toshiba 51H84

Any help would be awesome! Thanks!


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Old 03-23-2007, 08:54 AM   #73  
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Hi everyone,

I'm hitting kind of a brick wall here, hopefully someone here has some advice for me.

I currently use my 42'' Sharp Aquos LCD HD TV (LC-42D62U) as my PC monitor, it is connected by a Monster Cable 4' DVI to HDMI cable.The video card I use is: EVGA 256-P2-N527-AX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16.

I've already approached both the WoW and Nvidia forums about this issue and neither helped. Blizzard's own support team states they can't help me BECAUSE i'm using an HDTV to play (not supported they claim.)

Here's what's happening. World of Warcraft runs just fine, no crashing, no FPS drops. But whenever I move my character in-game the foreground on the screen (grass, etc...) blinks and shimmers. Sometimes the screen even tears horizontally for a split second. This only happens when I move though, when my character is standing still the display is gorgeous. The only response I ever got on this issues states that it may be my Video Card overheating. This seems a little far-fetched however being other games work just fine (Neverwinter Nights 2, etc...) and if it was the GPU overheating you would think the problem wouldn't present itself immediately. I'm not entirely sure but I don't think this was such a problem before the 2.0 patch preparing for the Burning Crusade expansion.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi everyone,

I'm hitting kind of a brick wall here, hopefully someone here has some advice for me.

I currently use my 42'' Sharp Aquos LCD HD TV (LC-42D62U) as my PC monitor, it is connected by a Monster Cable 4' DVI to HDMI cable.The video card I use is: EVGA 256-P2-N527-AX GeForce 7800GTX 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16.

I've already approached both the WoW and Nvidia forums about this issue and neither helped. Blizzard's own support team states they can't help me BECAUSE i'm using an HDTV to play (not supported they claim.)

Here's what's happening. World of Warcraft runs just fine, no crashing, no FPS drops. But whenever I move my character in-game the foreground on the screen (grass, etc...) blinks and shimmers. Sometimes the screen even tears horizontally for a split second. This only happens when I move though, when my character is standing still the display is gorgeous. The only response I ever got on this issues states that it may be my Video Card overheating. This seems a little far-fetched however being other games work just fine (Neverwinter Nights 2, etc...) and if it was the GPU overheating you would think the problem wouldn't present itself immediately. I'm not entirely sure but I don't think this was such a problem before the 2.0 patch preparing for the Burning Crusade expansion.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
What is the reolution of the PC set at? The refresh rate MUST be at 60hz to match the display (AC power is 60hz)
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Hey everyone,

New here so take it easy! I just purchased a VGA to Pr Pb Y cord to hook up my laptop to my HDTV.

Im just looking to use the TV as sort of a jukebox. If anyone could kinda help me through this a little bit that would be great!

Laptop Video Card:

NVIDIA GeFORCE GO 6100

HDTV:

Toshiba 51H84

Any help would be awesome! Thanks!


Mike

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Hi and welcome to HDF

Here is the part of the descritpion you need to see on your set. It has to do with acceptable resolutions:

The set's TheaterFine HD super fine-pitch screen uses a .52 mm design to reduce the space between lines on the lenticular screen, thereby sharpening the image. And since not everything you watch will be high-definition in origin (wouldn't that be nice), CrystalScan HDSC upconverts all video signals (including 480i/p) to 1080i HD. This significantly reduces jagged-line artifacts for a smoother, more natural image. (Selectable 540p, for those who want a progressive-scan image from a progressive-scan source, is available through the onscreen menu.) CableClear DNR+ Digital Noise Reduction circuitry--selectable by input--optimizes poor NTSC signals from antenna or cable by eliminating video noise (snow).

According to this you have to match the VERTICAL RESOLUTION foe the PC to work. Your choices are:

480i
480P
540P
1080i

Almost all PC's output a Progressive signal so now your choices become:

480P
540P

You also have to match the refresh rate of the dsiplay which is 60hZ. - CANNOT EXCEED this number. The set will upconvert these signals to 1080i

So look at the available resolutions your Video card has and match one to the above criteria.

Also keep in mind that your set is a 7" CRT RGB RPTV so "burn in" is a real concern. You MUST turn brightness and contrast down when using PC and don't leave static images on the screen for too long.
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