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Samsung Plasma TV cropped picture with my laptop

by gardenguy / May 16, 2008 10:10 AM PDT

In the past few weeks I purchased a new laptop (HP dv9000 running Vista x64 Home Premium SP 1) with a HDMI output. Today I tried to hook the laptop to my plasma TV via a HDMI cable and it looks and sounds great except that the edge around my desktop does not display on my plasma TV. I've tried adjusting screen resolutions, mirroring the display, and making the external plasma the only display. Nothing fixes the problem--even at the super low resolutions the cropping is seen.

My graphics card is an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS. By default I run at 1440 x 900 pixels. I have a SAMSUNG HP-S5053 and have played with all the menu settings and it doesn't seem to allow you to move the picture if you use the HDMI input vice the PC input (the option is grayed out). The number of pixels on the HP-S5053 is 1366 x 768 so I wouldn't expect my highest resolution to show entirely, but I do expect the lower resolutions to display completely without the cropping effect.

I have a 17" laptop display and about 1 cm of the edge is the area that is cropped on my plasma TV. I can work around this, but it is annoying. I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. In poking around on the net it appears I might be encountering an overscan problem, but I've yet to find an answer.


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Have you
by gabereyes / May 16, 2008 2:04 PM PDT

Have you tryed to see if there is any download drivers for the PC to correct this problem.

some times they have other resolutions with a newer driver that will be optimized for an HDTV.

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Tried NVIDIA and HP and both sites say no updates available
by gardenguy / May 18, 2008 1:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Have you

I did visit the NVIDIA website and ran their driver updater application. It told me I needed to go thru the HP website since HP does some sort of modification/bundling to drivers. I then tried the HP Updater(built into my laptop) and it says I have no updates available.

I am loathe to call HP and ask for help since I've been told their tech support is less than stellar, but I might eventually end up doing that.


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What is the native resolution...
by stuntman_mike / May 19, 2008 2:57 AM PDT

of your plasma?

If your plasma is 1080p, there is no way that you will be able to get an uncropped image that is coming from a 1366x768 or 1440x900 source.

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Did you fix the problem?
by pimentel123 / August 12, 2009 12:45 PM PDT

I got EXACTLY the same problem with an ASUS T9600 with NVIDIA graphics at 1 GB. Tried all the possible resoultions and settings from the laptop and the TV. Nothing. The image on the Samsung TV via HDMI always has the 4 edges cropped by about 10 to 15 %.

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re: Samsung Plasma TV cropped picture with my laptop
by amosina / August 21, 2009 12:23 AM PDT

I had the same problem with my 42" plasma and my Radeon HD4770, but a quick look in the manual for the TV solved the problem. For some reason it only displays properly, without cropping, when the HDMI cable is plugged into a specific HDMI port. Safe enough to assume this rule is true of other models. Once the cable is plugged into the correct port the display configures itself. The resolution (on my model anyway) is restricted to 1024x768 max but at least it fills the whole screen now.

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by CarlKenner / August 17, 2011 7:47 PM PDT

Change back to 1920x1080 60Hz. Then there are a few ways to fix it.

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