Originally Posted by wermerskoch
Has anyone figured out how to get this to work properly in 1080p mode on a computer? I'm going to be pretty disappointed if there's no way to do it....
Yes, but you are going to need to download a copy of PowerStrip
to do it and it requires some tweaking to make it look decent. Also, use the VGA input. HDMI was nearly impossible for me to do anything with.WARNING: If you are not comfortable tweaking video setups, you should not do this. It's possible to hose your setup so that you can't see what you are doing, even to try to fix it. At minimum, you may need to boot in safe mode, roll back your system or worse in order to recover from a problem.
You will need to use an existing monitor .inf file that supports the 1920x1080 resolution, assuming your graphics card already does. You can also create one from within PowerStrip.
Then you'll need to add one of the stock resolution settings. 1920x1080p @60hz is a good place to start. Assuming all goes well, you should get a little box from the TV saying that it is in the proper display mode. Then use the TV remote to go to the VGA settings and hit the auto setup function. If it doesn't go full-screen, then you'll need to tweak the parameters or expand the screen some before using the auto setup function of the TV again. If you try to go too far, it will go out of range and you'll lose the picture. If you're lucky, you can just hit ESC and start over. Otherwise, you'll need to reboot to get your video back.
My settings are shown in the attachment.
After fiddling with this for hours, I was able to get a nice looking screen that went from edge to edge, and while not "1:1 pixel perfect" even very small text is not bad and very readable. In fact, I'm using it right now while writing this post. Everything else looks great.
But after all of this, I have decided that WallyWorld will be seeing this unit again. I bought it primarily as a computer monitor and even though I have tweaked things to the point where they are acceptable, it will haunt me knowing how much better it should
look. The HDMI->DVI doesn't work well for me at all, meaning that I am fortunate even to get a picture. I never got far in tweaking that method at all.
So hopefully this info will get some of you heading in the right direction to get a usable computer display. Me, I'll be waiting for the 42" Westinghouse 1080p unit I just ordered to arrive. Supposedly 1:1 capable over HDMI with little fuss. And thanks to the cyber monday deals, it won't cost me very much more at all.