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Old 12-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Need help vga output to HDTV

Hey i'm new here, and i REALLY need help, i'm trying to output my laptop pc (16:9 res, only vga out, no hdmi) to my 720p tv. I've gotten it working perfectly on my family's other tv's, but my personal one only allows 4:3 vga input. My idea to cheat the system is to squash my 16:9 into a 4:3 (not converting, but yes, squashing), and then stretching it back to 16:9 on my tv (it allows vga to be in 4:3 and 4:3 stretched to 16:9)

anyone know a program that can let me do that???
(i'm using windows 8 developer preview, and can run any windows program from xp and later)(

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help vga output to HDTV

There is the option to use a VGA to HDMI converter. Would it work just to change your resolution on your computer to 4:3 resolution. Say to 800x600. As for stretching it back to 16:9 resolution, I don't think it would be possible.
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