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Resolution (no appropriate setting)

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    Resolution (no appropriate setting)


    When connecting my desktop to a 48inch SHARP AQUOS tv it doesn't use the full screen.
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    (If any information is missing let me know because this is my weak point on computers)
    P.S. if resolution cant be resolved does anyone know a video player that will adjust the screen?

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    Can you provide some insight as to how you are connecting your PC to the HDTV and what types of cables you are using as well. According to Intel documentation, all Intel HD Graphics are supposed to support 1080p resolution (which would probably fill your screen); however, I don't see that option (1920x1080) available on your menu.
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  3. #3


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    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    Can you provide some insight as to how you are connecting your PC to the HDTV and what types of cables you are using as well. According to Intel documentation, all Intel HD Graphics are supposed to support 1080p resolution (which would probably fill your screen); however, I don't see that option (1920x1080) available on your menu.
    Thank you for the response my tv is using a VGA connection however im not familiar with the converter it came with
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Two issues
    1) does your graphics card give you the resolution you want on the RGB setting -- it might only work on HDMI.
    2) if you have MORE than one monitor working concurrently the display you get will be that of the SMALLEST resolution so even if you connect a laptop to a whopping 60 inch monitor with BOTH monitors active you'll only get typically 1366 X 768 or whatever your standard monitor supports Natively ( a waste which doesn't look very good on that size screen). Set the display to ONLY display on the 2nd monitor (Windows +P keys).

    You might also look in the HARDWARE of the monitor -- there might be a setting - automatically re-size screen which should make any odd resolution fit on the screen properly. Use the Remote controller that came with the monitor (or a hardware setting on the panel if it exists).

    Intel graphics will certainly support 1080 X 1920 Full HD (and higher if your card and monitor support it). Just plug the HDMI cable into your monitor and desktop. If you only have DVI then -- I don't know what the max resolution is for your board or the monitor.

    Your bottom image is showing me a DVI cable not an HDMI one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Two issues
    1) does your graphics card give you the resolution you want on the RGB setting -- it might only work on HDMI.
    2) if you have MORE than one monitor working concurrently the display you get will be that of the SMALLEST resolution so even if you connect a laptop to a whopping 60 inch monitor with BOTH monitors active you'll only get typically 1366 X 768 or whatever your standard monitor supports Natively ( a waste which doesn't look very good on that size screen). Set the display to ONLY display on the 2nd monitor (Windows +P keys).

    You might also look in the HARDWARE of the monitor -- there might be a setting - automatically re-size screen which should make any odd resolution fit on the screen properly. Use the Remote controller that came with the monitor (or a hardware setting on the panel if it exists).

    Intel graphics will certainly support 1080 X 1920 Full HD (and higher if your card and monitor support it). Just plug the HDMI cable into your monitor and desktop. If you only have DVI then -- I don't know what the max resolution is for your board or the monitor.

    Your bottom image is showing me a DVI cable not an HDMI one.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    You go jimbo45! I will leave this issue in your capable hands and move on to a different issue.
    Thanks for the help.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayex View Post
    When connecting my desktop to a 48inch SHARP AQUOS tv it doesn't use the full screen.

    P.S. if resolution cant be resolved does anyone know a video player that will adjust the screen?
    It's possible that in duplicate mode only the resolutions both monitors can handle at the same time are shown (with smaller resolutions that the weakest monitor can handle).

    Try to use the TV display only changing from duplicate mode to 2nd display only. (in Windows: screen resolution options or display options).
    Then you'll get all the TV's resolutions.

    If you don't use a native LCD resolution, the stretched mode needs to be applied and that isn't selected by default on recent pc's.
    The stretched mode can be found in Intel HD graphics (resolution/scaling) options and sometimes you need to switch to a lower res than native (like 800x600) in order for the stretched mode to be made available. Then you can switch back the res to what you want.

    If you use the TV (native) maximum resolution (something like Full HD) then you don't need the stretched mode. Just keep in mind that the TV has it's own stretching options (4:3 , 16:9 or full...). and you'll need to check these too if black borders appear around image (if TV doesn't stretch the image).

    What Jimbo said about the HDMI is true.
    I used HDMI myself and the TV swithced automatically to best resolution (again, not in duplicate mode).
    VGA gave other (not as good) results where the image didn't fit entirely on screen.

    Then again, another TV gave bad results in HDMI as well but this one didn't mentioned anything about the native resolution (nor in the manual) and the one labeled by Windows as recommended was all blurry. So this also depends on the TV.

    If you can use the DVI port, use it because it's closer to the HDMI, both being digital and allowing a higer max res in theory.
    The VGA is analog but is still globally used in many devices. They will replace this one in the future I guess.
    You can still get a good image with the VGA (also depends on the TV) but you might switch a few resolutions and settings to get exactly or as close to what you need.

    Regards,
    Hopachi
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    okay so its DVI to VGA , sadly I have no HDMI cord around to test this with but when playing Fallout New Vegas the screen adjusts to fit the whole tv. also I looked around in the driver settings and tried stretching the screen with the custom ratio option but that only shrinks. I've also tryed adding custom resolutions 1360x768 and 1024x640 but nothing changes
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    still no advice? :/
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by ayex View Post
    still no advice? :/
    Sorry.
    You'll need to look in the user manual yourself. It's a good tv so there has to be a way for this.

    SHARP AQUOS LC46D85U OPERATION MANUAL Pdf Download.

    Page 18 English User Manual:
    Stretch or Smart Stretch modes has to do it but I'm not sure since I don't have such tv to test it out.

    Also check out the different VGA modes and get a HDMI if possible too.

    Good luck
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    okay thank you Hopachi
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