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How to connect my PC to the TCL 40 LCD using HDMI

lavangbay 500 161 January 1, 2012 at 02:33 AM

I purchased the TCL 40" LCD during the their $260 sale. It looks very nice for the price. However, I'm having problem connecting my PC to it. My PC has a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO graphic card with 2 DVI ports. I used a DVI to HDMI cable and connect it to the TCL LCD. The resolution is set to 1900 x 1200, however, the screen doesn't look good, it looked stretched and I can't everything on the screen. The text is awesome very hard to read.

Does anyone know if there's something I need to do to make it looks correct (FYI, I had the Hanns G 27" Monitor before and 1900 x 1200 looked awesome on it).




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The TCL can do 1920x1080, but not 1900x1200. There may also be an issue with overscan on HDMI. Try using the VGA port on it.
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flea is right. 1080p TVs max out at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, so you will need to set your video output to that. I doubt HDMI overscan is really the issue, but it may be. However, I have noticed significant improvement in using DVI-HDMI over VGA at that resolution (obviously), so I would stick with your setup, just adjust the resolution.

TV's aren't really made to be high-res monitors, so unfortunately its unlikely you will find any TV with a resolution above 1080p. This is why most graphic designers and programmers like monitors over TVs and why high res monitors are so much more expensive then TVs (that varies here on SD Smilie).
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I tried using VGA port and the max resolution I can use that works is 1280 x 720 with VGA port.

How do I set the resolution to 1920 x 1080 with HDMI ???
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my experience is that with tv's it's best to use the vga port... you will most likely have geometry problems using the hdmi

in fact the owners manuals usually will tell you that

in your case and alot of people cases the vga port doesn't support 1920x1080, unless you get a more expensive sony, samsung, etc model

my old sxrd only suppoerted a max of like 1366x768 and that used to piss me off cuz it didnt use the entire surface area

then when i got my next hdtv (ex710 series) that was the bomb and displayed 1080 perfectly on the vga port

thats why anytime i buy a 1080p flat panel i verify that the vga port will do 1080

you MIGHT just be stuck... if you use the hdmi on that set even though its 1080, the signal from the computer wont display right

set your video card res to 1920x1080 and if all the hdmi inputs display wrong there is nothing you can do really
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set your video card to 1920x1080. Click on the Nvidia icon in your tray and adjust the settings. You should have no issue properly displaying 1080p using hdmi,on the tv i do it all the time - on vizio and jvc.
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