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Topic # 14393 1-Jul-2007 22:24
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Hi

I am putting the Computer through the TV. But all my icons, text etc is hard to read.
I am finding it really hard to read some stuff. Any hints or tips would be great.

Thanks






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  Reply # 76542 2-Jul-2007 08:48
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i presume you are using s-video. if not then try s-video as it's meant to be better than composite/rf but i doubt it will make much difference.

the problem lies in the inherent nature of (I PRESUME you have) a cathode ray tube - it's resolution? well about 10 times worse than a computer monitor depending on which kind. hence the illegible quality of picture.

i suggest using a proper monitor or if you must use a tv, to use an HD-tv (via a "monitor cable", or at very least s-video) which gives you at least 1280x756 resolution (similar to a current standard monitor in terms of width pixels). the downside of getting an hd tv? well it costs 10-20 times more than an LCD monitor (depending on which cf which)!




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  Reply # 76637 2-Jul-2007 19:01
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Did you change your display settings from 1024 x 768 pixels to 800 x 600? if not go Control Panel > Display > Settings and then change the screen resolution.

Hope my information has helped you :)



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  Reply # 76641 2-Jul-2007 19:24
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patrickstarr: Did you change your display settings from 1024 x 768 pixels to 800 x 600? if not go Control Panel > Display > Settings and then change the screen resolution.

Hope my information has helped you :)


Yes have changed to 800 x 600. Which is alot better. But not the best.
I think I will go back to my computer monitor and use my tv tuner card to watch
tv. (this whole thing was the wifes idea)

Thanks guys




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  Reply # 76884 4-Jul-2007 12:27
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Hi guys, I'm having a similar problem running a PC thru my TV, equipment as below:
TV            Philips 32inch widescreen HD LCD, max res 1366x768
PC            Dell E520 with 256MB PCIe x16 ATI Radeon X1300 Pro with DVI out
Connection     DVI/HDMI cable
OS            Vista Home Prem
I've had the TV for about 18 months, but the PC is brand new.
At present I can only use it on 800x600. Anything else results in a screen thats way out of sync - too big, too small, wrong aperture etc. On some settings the picture quality itself is clearly much, much sharper but the screen is just the wrong size or shape.
I've literally spent hours playing with the settings to no avail. Its incredibly disappointing as I had some high expectations when I put all this together.
Is this even fixable or is the hardware simply incompatible? Any suggestions would be great.
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  Reply # 76888 4-Jul-2007 12:52
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make sure you have the latest drivers if not go to http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/vista32/common-vista32.html

get the catalyst software and the avivo thing at the bottom.

then set up to output at hi-def, resolution of 720p (unfortunately that's the closest it'll get to 1366x768) play around with 1080i/p but sometimes sticking to the lower resolution will be better for hdtvs that don't support 1080i/p

hopefully will work

if not try using a monitor cable (the one with many many pins) if your lcd tv supports it can be better that way




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