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Benzin

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#1 9 years ago

Hi all, I recently bought a new HDTV Capable of 720p and 1080p and I have my PC plugged through a VGA cable and HDMI, I can set the resolution to 1360x768 but there is no option on the resolution slider for 1920x1080, is there any reason it won't let me do this?

My video card is a nVidia 8800GTX and it I know it can use 1920x1200 but why not 1920x1080?

Any advice is welcomed.




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#2 9 years ago

you said you are using a vga cable? try a dvi to hdmi. Also, are you sure it is true 1080 & not just upscaling? What size is the tv? Please post a link to the tv if you can.




Benzin

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#3 9 years ago

I'm using a dvi to hdmi as well, both cables are plugged into the TV should I take out the VGA?

The TV is a 42" Toshiba 42XV555. Just Google it you should find it.

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#4 9 years ago

No reason to have the VGA cable on there at all, that may be your problem.




Benzin

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#5 9 years ago

Nope, when I take out the VGA it just goes blank and the HDMI channel shows nothing.

It isn't that the connection wont do 1080p it's that I can't actually set it to that.




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#6 9 years ago

My 720p TV (16x9) will allow me to select 1920x1080 in the nvidia control panel, which gives me crappy looking 1080i, but it works. Using an 8800GT, 180.48 driver, connected through VGA cable.

Is your TV 16x10 aspect ratio perhaps? Did you say it would do 1920x1200, just not 1920x1080? You sure it's a 1080p and not 720p/1080i? [edit] nvm, it is

found this user review after googling it. Perhaps Toshibas are all like this. Toshiba 42 WLT 66 - Review - The hot full HD of the year

...the VGA input supports only 1280/1024 wich is a bit deceiving for those who got 1080i materials stored on their computer as you wont be able to play them in their native resolution and downscaling to 1280/720 will occur but the quality is still amazing and it is a real pleasure to use internet and other seating in a sofa 3 meters away from the screen and be able to read clearly anything....



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#7 9 years ago
Benzin;4732460It isn't that the connection wont do 1080p it's that I can't actually set it to that.

Given what Oblivious just dug up, it would appear you are not in fact sure of that.




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#8 9 years ago

Oblivious;4732753My 720p TV (16x9) will allow me to select 1920x1080 in the nvidia control panel, which gives me crappy looking 1080i, but it works. Using an 8800GT, 180.48 driver, connected through VGA cable.

Is your TV 16x10 aspect ratio perhaps? Did you say it would do 1920x1200, just not 1920x1080? You sure it's a 1080p and not 720p/1080i? [edit] nvm, it is

found this user review after googling it. Perhaps Toshibas are all like this. Toshiba 42 WLT 66 - Review - The hot full HD of the year

Thanks for that post, I will look in the nVidia control panel, I haven't done that. However after looking a the nVidia control panel that also wont let me set it to 1920x1080, I'm using the latest drivers as well.

Also when I said I could set it to 1920x1200 I mean I could apply that resolution but it would just bring up a blank screen on the TV then go back to the old resolution. And yes the television is 16:9




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#9 9 years ago

Sounds like your tv just wont do 1080p on a vga. What you can try to do is use a dvi > hdmi cable, or try a hdmi > hdmi but use an hdmi adaptor on your computer. Then turn on your computer and it should pick it up since its running at 640x480 on the bios, then if you're running vista restart in middle of it loading windows and it should give you an option to boot into "low res mode" and you should be able to change it from in there since the tv would think its anoter HD input instead of a computer. (had this same problem over the week on my cousins samsung)




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#10 9 years ago

Thanks for the help, will try it now, I have a hdmi > hdmi with adaptor in PC, should I unplug the VGA then?

However I don't have Vista, will this make a difference?




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