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Screen tearing on HDTV while playing a video game????

Hi guys!

I have had A LOT of trouble trying to figure this out but here it goes! I have a 37inch LG hdtv (model number 37LH40) of which I have been playing my xbox360 on with an HDMI cable included to set the resolution at full 1080p. My question is, I get a slight "tearing" at the edges of the screen against any stational object, such as the hud (heads up displays) that display information like health, ammo, ext..

What I mean by this tearing is that whenever I pan my camera angle and walk or turn with the controller, those images and sides of the screen sort of create a distorted image around those objects and create "doubles"? I know it seems vague, but its hard to describe the exact word? Thanks for any help or direction you guys could point me into!


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I've seen that.

The xbox later failed and MSFT swapped it for another one.

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Got it

It is likely an issue with the game itself. Its something called "v-sync" that must be enabled in a game engine to keep that from happening. Enabling v-sync can cause a hit to performance, so many games don't have it, and thus the screen tears. For example, I know of one game (Bioshock) that allows you to disable it to get a smoother framerate, but again you get tearing. Hope that helps.

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