Computer Help forum


Monitor Resolution HELP!

by MHender / August 21, 2015 11:10 PM PDT

I want to connect a small 1080p TV that to my computer using a VGA cable to my computer to use as a monitor. My tv only was one HDMI port which i'm using for something else so i have to use VGA. Only thing is that i am unable to set the output to resolutions that take up the full 16:9 aspect ratio of the TV rather a 4:3 picture in the middle of the screen.

I want to know wether there are any drivers i can install or solutions to display 1080p out of the VGA port.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Monitor Resolution HELP!
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Monitor Resolution HELP!
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
I have never use the tv as a monitor before so...
by Oldartq / August 22, 2015 12:31 AM PDT

I am learning as well. What is your computer display setting now? Your tv do have a vga connection and does the tv manual mention anything about its use and setting?

Collapse -
It shouldn't make a difference.
by MHender / August 22, 2015 7:11 PM PDT

The problem isn't with the tv, even connecting to a regular widescreen monitor via VGA will display the 4:3 image in the center.

Collapse -
Yes, VGA can do 1080p but can your video card do that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2015 7:45 AM PDT

As presented you do not have matching video systems so something has to change. Those VGA to HDMI things can be trouble.

But here we are and details are too sparse to dive into this. Given those VGA to HDMI things cost as much as say a 5450 or 6450 video card, I replace the video card.

Collapse -
Do you know what video cards can do that?
by MHender / August 22, 2015 7:08 PM PDT

It says my video card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M. I can do 1080p using the HDMI port on the same monitor, would that mean it can display 1080p out of the VGA?

Collapse -
Can't answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2015 7:15 PM PDT

Your top post and replies leave out details such as make, models of things, how connected and more.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!