screen too big for monitor

riggo

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I recently unhooked my Polaroid TLXB-3211 32" LCD tv from my computer while running(connected via an s-video adapter to component cables at 1024x768 res) to use the cables to watch a movie. Since then the tv and computer won't connect with the previous setup. So, I bought an HDMI-DVI cable, and am currently using it to connect the two. The only problem is that now the computer screen is too big for the tv. I've tried every resolution and none of them fix the problem. The only resolution that doesn't work is 1366x768 (which the manual says is the max resolution), wich just shows a black screen until the preview times out and it goes back to the old res.
Are there any other ways to resize the screen to fit the tv?


I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3. And I have an Nvidia GEForce 9600 GT 512MB Gaming video card, with Nvidia programs (Control Panel, nView Desktop, and PhysX) as well as the standard control panel and display options.

Thank you in advance for your help
 

PokerDegenerate

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you may have set your TV as the primary monitor so it uses the Svideo connection as the output for your monitor instead of the DVI/VGA cable connected to your monitor. to fix this you can go to your control panel > appearance and personalization > screen resolution > and on that window there should be 2 different monitors shown (1 and 2) below those monitors there are some check box options you can check and one of them is set this screen as my primary monitor or something like that and the other is stretch my desktop to this screen. you can check the one that says stretch my desktop to the one that is not showing up or you can click set this monitor to my primary if you only want that one monitor showing.

as for your screen not filling up do you have a graphics card or are you using onboard graphics?
 

riggo

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The only problem is that the computer screen is too big for the tv. I've tried every resolution and none of them fix the problem. Are there any other ways to solve this?
yes
The manual for the tv says max resolution is 1366x768, but the that's the only res that doesn't work on the tv (I just get a black screen until it times out and returns to the previous res setting).
Btw, I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3

you may have set your TV as the primary monitor so it uses the Svideo connection as the output for your monitor instead of the DVI/VGA cable connected to your monitor. to fix this you can go to your control panel > appearance and personalization > screen resolution > and on that window there should be 2 different monitors shown (1 and 2) below those monitors there are some check box options you can check and one of them is set this screen as my primary monitor or something like that and the other is stretch my desktop to this screen. you can check the one that says stretch my desktop to the one that is not showing up or you can click set this monitor to my primary if you only want that one monitor showing.

as for your screen not filling up do you have a graphics card or are you using onboard graphics?
I'm running Nvidia GEForce 9600 GT 512MB Gaming video card, and have Nvidia programs (such as control panel, nView Desktop, and PhysX) as well as the standard control panel and display options.
I found out how to set the computer to a single monitor, but I can't find anywhere to "stretch my desktop to this screen".
 

setishock

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I have a 32" Toshiba and I ran in to a simular issue. In the nvidia control panel there is in the left side menu a selection that allows you to "adjust" the image to fit the screen.
It should be the last item in the menu. It's titled > Resize HDMI desktop
Carefull, it's kinda touchy.
 

riggo

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I have a 32" Toshiba and I ran in to a simular issue. In the nvidia control panel there is in the left side menu a selection that allows you to "adjust" the image to fit the screen.
It should be the last item in the menu. It's titled > Resize HDMI desktop
Carefull, it's kinda touchy.
I don't see that option anywhere. I have version 2.2.350.00

This is what I see at 1024x768 resolution (and that's with the start menu bar extended upwards)
 

setishock

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Run the television wizard.
And I'd also check nvidia for the latest drivers. I'm running 182.60.

Latest version for your card on XP is:
GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL
Version: 185.85
Release Date: May 06, 2009
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 76.1 MB

Might want to grab that.
 

riggo

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Run the television wizard.
And I'd also check nvidia for the latest drivers. I'm running 182.60.

Latest version for your card on XP is:
GeForce/ION Driver Release 185 WHQL
Version: 185.85
Release Date: May 06, 2009
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows XP Media Center Edition
Language: U.S. English
File Size: 76.1 MB

Might want to grab that.
I updated the drivers, but I still don't see that resizing option anywhere.


I tried just disabling the display adapter, and that solved the screen size issue. But then I only had two resolution options, and neither were what I wanted XD

I'm not totally sure what I did but I fixed it...kind of.
I uninstalled the device adapter,restarted my computer, set it up again, and now it fits....it's a higher resolution than I wanted, but at least it fits. Now, if only I could just make the taskbar larger...
 
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