Are you using PC VGA to TV or PC HDMI to TV VGA is analog lot of TV's don't display /convert that well or allow for full adjustments or picture settings/modes
. Use HDMI from PC to TV it usually works much better .
You have 1 HDMI port on the PC you could run your PC monitor on VGA or DVI-D it should look fine and your TV over HDMI . Actually with DVI-D to HDMI you can run that to TV but HDMI is best. . Also PC to TV HDMI carries audio.
you might need to force Netflix/Silverlight stream manager to HD on PC .
You can also get HDMI switcher for TV (cheap ) if you need more HDMI in.FORCE HD on NETFLIX
for Win PC or MACFirst get Netflix video playing
You may have to exit full screen to access stream manager
PCEasy Set Netflix Silverlight Bit Rate on PCFirst put mouse pointer on screen while video is playing.
Then Just press shift + alt key and left click mouse
diag menu comes up and you can select Stream manager there
1750 -2300 bit rate works fine for HDMAC
MAC (Ctrl+Shift+Option+S for Mac) : Stream Manger (Stream bit rate; Manual rate selection)
Alt PC methodPC Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S or Shift +Alt+ Left Click
To use the following shortcuts, you may or may not have to exit Full Screen Mode:
F : To enable Full Screen Mode
Esc : To exit Full Screen Mode
PgUp : Play
PgDn : Pause
Space or Enter : Toggle between Play and Pause
Ctrl+Space : Pauses movie and shows and enters Key Frame Viewer; use arrow keys to fast forward or rewind.NOTE: click manual set in dialog box set 1750 or higher works good for HD
Video may play at lower resolution for a few minutes then buffer for HD while still playing then play HD you may or may not have to do this with every HD movie YMMV .
This is for Netflix in Chrome or Firefox browser should work same in IE. I have not tried this in Netflix for WMC .
No Joy on Amazon Prime . on there you have to have a "compatible device "
but you can still get a decent pix. You Tube has a lot of HD now also there is a lot of stuff you can only get on PC
Free Hulu also if you don't mind the ads . How do you like the TV ?
Additional Silverlight Netflix Shortcuts
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+M (Ctrl+Shift+Option+M for Mac) : Access the Diagnostics Menu
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D (Ctrl+Shift+Option+D for Mac) : A/V stats
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+P (Ctrl+Shift+Option+P for Mac) : Player info
Note: To close any of the above windows, simply repeat the keyboard shortcut.
or close dialog box.
NOTE: On Netflix page you can select Watch Instantly + SHOW HD for PC / Mac or SHOW ALL HD works on both.
Edited by tubetwister - 8/20/13 at 2:46pm
If all the above that doesn't work pick up a dedicated HD 6450 1 GB 64 bit PCIe fanless video card it's better than Intel HD. and plays HDTV very well .
i3 is very good CPU just that Intel HD graphics aren't all that.
HD 6450 is cheap also $25.00 after rebate great HT card not for major gaming though . Download and use the latest AMD catalyst software for 6450 from AMD
throw the CD away . Also HD 6450 will upscale DVD real well .
The catalyst software gives you way more control . It usually works best when TV HDMI out is set to 1080p regardless of your set .You can run up to 3 screens independently at different resolutions off it also.
The Sapphire card is good frees up CPU cycles and does HDWE accel also.
it only uses max about 25 watts will work fine on stock OE PCIe power .