Originally Posted by PooperScooper
If you only have the Kuro connected, then the native res is no longer 1680x1050. Your video card should have no problem sending 1920x1080 to the Kuro. If things look too small, then use a larger font size.
I was pleasantly surprised with the new laptop I got which has a screen res of 1366x768. But when I connected my Kuro via the HDMI output on the laptop it figured out the display was 1920x1080 and sent it.
Originally Posted by returnofdjango
OK, so you have two options under the AMD catalyst options: you can either do two displays (laptop display and KURO display), or you can have single display--Your keyboard on laptops is your input and your output is the KURO only...i.e. bypass of the monitor on your Laptop.
Either way, there is an option to output two different pictures at TWO different resolutions (you will see the laptop as 1680x1050 and the KURO at 1920x1080)
You have to play with it there, but there is a setting there (you can always google it for more detailed step by step way). I woudn't even use the PC input, you are losing pixels that way. Just use one of the HDMI inputs.
I use my laptop all the time to play movies in bedroom---works like a charm with a Radeon 5850 laptop card. If you can't make it work, google it...all the information is out there...make sure you have the latest drivers for your AMD Radeon card (catalyst 11.1 now?, i don't remember).
Also, if the font is too small you can increase the fonts to be 125% normal or 150% normal under the options menu for windows (assuming you do use windows).
On windows 7 --right click on deskstop, click on personalize, look for where it says "display" on bottom left (on my computer it's on bottom on left side), and then you will see the options where it says medium 125% and large 150%..play with them to see which one you like.
Alternatively, you can access the same menu from
Control panel->Appearance and Personalization->Display.
Hope this helps.And this works 100%...i have done it many of times.. Also, because of overscan, you might want to change picture to Dot-by-Dot once you have the laptop hooked up...that way there won't be any Overscan
Thanks, PooperScooper, returnofdjango.
I played around with the Catalyst Control Center. And tried searching Google. But no matter what I do, if I go to Graphics-->Desktop & Displays, and I hover over the TV display, it still says "1680x1080 @ 60 Hz, Duplicate".
So I can't get the Catalyst Control Center to output a different resolution to my TV, 1920 x 1080.
(BTW, I have a desktop, not a laptop).
I did find a simple workaround in my desire to watch streaming games at this enhanced resolution, on my TV, and also be able to browse the web (and be able to easily read the content on the web). I increase the font in FireFox to either 20 pt. or 24 pt.
If someone can continue to help me output a different resolution to my TV, great. Otherwise, I'm sure watching games at 1680x1050 is still good. And it's an improvement over my previous DVI-to-HDMI setup with my old PC's video card.
Thanks again for your help.