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PN50A510 Hookup to PC

by JDBorges187 / September 20, 2008 3:27 AM PDT

Hello, I just purchased this TV and have it hooked up to my laptop HP NC8430. It is connected with HDMI-DVI Cable. It looks great and I have it as an extended panel. I was able to set it up to 1920x1080. But it doesn't take up the fullscreen. Is there any reason why their are 1 inch black edges around the image???

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by JDBorges187 / September 24, 2008 4:56 AM PDT
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I will take anybodies opinion, experience or help with this. its annoying the living crap out of me. When I put it in half screen PIP mode the right side takes up the entire 50 percent. but the Left does the same thing again black bars on the edges. HELPPP

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Resolutions vary...
by Mr__S / October 6, 2008 5:37 PM PDT
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Resolutions for computer monitors vary in the transfer to the resolutions available by the television. Even two ?identical? resolutions will be processed differently.

Many computer screens that are ?widescreen? have different measurements than televisions that are ?widescreen?. Your television is simply compensating by giving you the fullest picture possible. Likewise, many movies offer those same black lines because the director wanted a specific aspect ratio. Even though they are ?widescreen?, black lines on the top or bottom are inevitable unless the movie has been remastered, zoomed in a little and reprocessed for a full-widescreen format.

It?s not abnormal.

As far as picture in picture with a PC, I?m not sure exactly the problem you?re describing.


Mr. Samsung

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by JDBorges187 / October 7, 2008 3:18 AM PDT
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Ok, So I will never be able to use 100% screen real estate?

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by JDBorges187 / December 11, 2008 9:34 AM PST
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I found through much research was similar to what others have named overscan. Except my issue was underscan. My ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 Card was eagerly anticipating overscanning so it reduced the amount of video being sent out leaving me with a black frame around my beatiful background. I hope this post will help others that have experienced this issue.

On a separate note however, I am still fighting with an issue on my panel. When I am connected to my PC I experience grey edges that seems to move overtime. At First there is a 1 pixel grey vertical bar that increses to 3-4 Pixels wide. The picture then moves down a few pixels to make way for a horizontal bar. To make a long story short the image with grey bar appended moves up-left-down-right indefinitely causing the skinny grey bars to alternate to different edhes of the screen. Now you can imagine how annoying that is while sending bluray movies to the tv from your laptop. Once again Im calling out for help. Thank You.

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by JDBorges187 / December 16, 2008 12:28 PM PST
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