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HTPC 3D help please - Nvidia GTS 450/Samsung 8000/Onkyo 708

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I'm looking for some help. I recently built an HTPC with a Thermaltake dh101 case and put in an Nvidia GTS 450. I'm using a Samsung 8000 series HDTV and an Onkyo TX-NR708 receiver. I'm having two issues I'd like help with if possible:
The first problem is that I'm having to resize my desktop through the Nvidia control panel. If I set it to 1920x1080 the screen is too big and things are running off the screen. I end up having to resize it to 1838x1022.
My second issue is that I can't seem to figure out 3D...I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've tried WinDVD and PowerDVD and nothing looks that great. I end up getting a border on the sides about an inch wide when trying 3d like it's not showing the picture all the way.
I'll gladly supply an information to help anyone help me. I don't know what else to do. The whole reason for building the HTPC was to expand on 3D a little bit since I got this TV. Any advice/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
post #2 of 11
Read your TV manual. It will tell you how to set your set to 1:1 pixel mapping.
post #3 of 11
My dad got one of those TV's last December. It is one very, very nice tv.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
thanks i'm trying to find that option now. i'm trying to figure out if it has something to do with the receiver too. all of my devices pass through the onkyo 708 and then go to the samsung. thanks for the quick replies
post #5 of 11
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ok so i think i got it. when i changed the Samsung to screen fit, it finally detected the computer. I had it on 16x9. anyway, it seems to have solved one problem.

while I'm here anyone have any suggestions on the best software to play .mkv's when playing 3D movies?
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ok so i think i got it. when i changed the Samsung to screen fit, it finally detected the computer. I had it on 16x9. anyway, it seems to have solved one problem.

while I'm here anyone have any suggestions on the best software to play .mkv's when playing 3D movies?

I use VLC player for my 3D MKV's
post #7 of 11
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I tried VLC, but it was still showing the image side by side. I'll try again later tonight. Thanks for the reply
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I tried VLC, but it was still showing the image side by side. I'll try again later tonight. Thanks for the reply

Yeah, that's how its supposed to be. Turn on 3d on your tv and set it to side by side
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I knew it was supposed to be side by side, but I thought I had already turned my tv to the 3D mode, and I was still seeing it side by side. I was getting pretty frustrated that night so I can't quite remember. I'll have to check it again. Thanks for the reply
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Thanks. I knew it was supposed to be side by side, but I thought I had already turned my tv to the 3D mode, and I was still seeing it side by side. I was getting pretty frustrated that night so I can't quite remember. I'll have to check it again. Thanks for the reply

Your welcome, Let us know if that was the problem.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Sorry it's been a while to respond. So my issue remains. When is switch the nvidia control panel to stereoscopic, my tv recognizes the 3d signal but VLC player shows a split window with the left and right side playing. Is there a setting somewhere inside VLC player? I can't seem to figure out what to do. the file plays, the tv is in 3d mode, but something is keeping the left and right sides from blending together. When i go to play an mkv it still shows the SBS movie. Any ideas/suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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