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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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