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Master Geek

# 83142 11-May-2011 13:32
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I have a few year old PC, have connected it to my new Sony 40" LED TV via the D-SUB(? the plug with about 15pins), but it will only fill 1/2 the screen.I can't make the resolution on the PC any bigger I don't think, is this just a limitation of my graphics card? same deal with my Laptop,it is a bit larger but not nearly full screen. I haven't tried adjusting any settings on the TV. Any tips?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 467931 11-May-2011 14:16
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Do you mean VGA cable? This is a 15 pin connector which is pretty standard for connecting PC's to LCD screens.

I had a similar problem a few years back and the fix was to upgrade my video driver to the latest version. 

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  # 467934 11-May-2011 14:28
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What video card are you using?


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Ultimate Geek

  # 467935 11-May-2011 14:30
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This was on an old HP laptop which I dont have anymore so I cant tell you.


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  # 468036 11-May-2011 19:56
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what is your resolution set to for the tv output?
also, your tv remote might have a button for wide/full/14:9/16:9/zoom.

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  # 468044 11-May-2011 20:20
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You really need to read the TV manual to see what resolutions are supported and set your PC that that. Many older PC's won't be able to do 1920x1080, and some TV's also won't accept 1920x1080 via VGA, only HDMI.

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Master Geek

  # 470086 17-May-2011 13:11
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Hi, thanks for the replies, I haven't had much time to have another go but will try again... once I have my Voip system sorted, which is the next headache!!

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Master Geek

# 470374 18-May-2011 07:30
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Solved: A few tweaks and it works, the main one I suspect was setting my Laptop to use the remote screen only.

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