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I have a Olevia 232v tv hooked up to my computer as of right now VGA. I don't want to use VGA on my computer because I wanted to use VGA for my dreamcast. When I hook up the HDMI>DVI cable to my computer in some ways it may look better but on colored text, the text is distorted. When I look at the same images, the text on VGA is crisp. I know it doesn't have to do anything with cleartype because ive fooled around with that and have had no results. If anyone could tell me why this is happening I'd really appreciate it! On my TV settings I have turned off cropping, and changed the input from 16:9 mode to user input mode which both made a huge difference already. Is there anything that could be done?

EDIT: I'm using an ATI graphics card (1950GT) and my native LCD resolution is 1360x768, and using 1:1 mode
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The color settings for your TV are saved separatly for each interface connection so you should be able to adjust the color values for the DVI interface to reduce the color distortion.
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tried doing that, no help, this is the kind of color distortion I'm seeing



EDIT: It doesn't show it in the screenshot! but basically oranges and yellows will have a mix of other colors into them
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when I put no color, the text is fine. I tried fooling with all the settings and I still got nothing
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Do you also have color problems when playing DVDs or when watching TV using the DVI interface from your PC?
Do you also have a Digital cable or satellite STB available which you can use to check the colors over the TVs dvi interface?
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Are you sure you have the resolution set to 1360x768 while hooked up from DVI-HDMI? It's probably at 1280x720, which means that the text is being scaled. HDMI usually can't handle nonstandard resolutions such as 1360x768, and only sticks with 480p/720p/1080p. Your best bet is to stick with your VGA connector unfortunately.

I got myself a Westinghouse 42" TX 1080p so that I wouldn't have weird problems like that.
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I have a 46" Samsung and a 40" samsung both run 1080p but for HD-DVD you are better off running 1920x1080p 24hz which gives me the strange collored text like yours but when I change it back to 1920x1080p 60hz the text is fine again. Try changing the HZ of your display to see if it improves any. This varies from tv to tv and imput to imput so just try a few and see what happens.

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