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Can I use HDMI to connect PC to TV?

by castingman2005 / December 5, 2011 3:50 AM PST

I have an HP p7-1020 running Windows 7, 64 bit, and a Viore LED24VF60 TV. I can connect the TV using the analog VGA connections available on both the PC and TV. This works OK at a resolution of 1920x1080.

I tried using the DVI connection on the PC, a DVI to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable to the TV. This works except the picture is too big for the screen. The Start Menu and the Date and Time are not visible even though the PC resolution is set to 1920x1080.

Is this typical? Do I need some special driver? (I checked the Viore web site but couldn't find any answer.)

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Did some more research...
by Nate650 / December 5, 2011 6:16 AM PST

Hi, I did some more research and it appears your computer has the ATI Radeon HD 4200 onboard video, so look for a menu item along the lines of "ATI Catalyst Control Panel." This may be found either by right clicking anywhere on the desktop or in the control panel.

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That's the answer!
by castingman2005 / December 5, 2011 1:38 PM PST

I had looked at the ATI Catalyst Control Panel because I thought there should be an adjustment for overscan but had no idea if it would be there or somewhere else. Because you suggested it should be there I spent some time hunting for it and finally found it! (The ATI Catalyst Control Panel doesn't seem very intuitive when you don't know exactly what you're looking for.)

Thanks to Nate650 and all who replied!

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Yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 5, 2011 3:56 AM PST

But I can't find the manual to see if you can set the overscan or other settings common to such a setup.

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It should be a simple fix
by Nate650 / December 5, 2011 4:15 AM PST

Hi there,

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