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desktop won't fit tv

by Jbruton / July 18, 2008 7:35 AM PDT

I just had a new computer built but didn't buy a monitor as I was planning to use my 32" westinghouse sk-32h240s tv as my monitor however the desktop seems to extend past the dimensions of my tv and i've tried changing the resolution and settings but it doesn't seem to work! please help

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what resolution have your tried?
by ramarc / July 18, 2008 10:18 AM PDT
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1920x1080 is not a standard resolution for PCs... it's usually 1920x1200. you may have to manually select (or even force) 1920x1080 using your graphic card's tuning app. you may also want to conifgure the card to output 1080p.

you would need to specify your pc and video card for more specific instructions.

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DigitalTV as monitor is nice and big, but...
by ahtoi / July 19, 2008 1:40 AM PDT
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it also has drawback as well. It doesn't have multi-refresh and resolution may not be as high. So set the resolution as close to the tv resolution as possible but not more than its resolution. This way the desktop will be within the tv display. Hope this help.

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