I recently had the opportunity to connect this television to a htpc running Windows 7 Media Center. My local Costco in Enfield, CT has this television on the sales floor and currently has a stock level of three of these. They have a demo of the unit using Blu-Ray as a playback source and the picture looks amazing viewing 21:9 content. Mike Guilmette who is responsible for the television department at the Enfield location has been INCREDIBLE!
Mike allowed me to bring in my media center and connect it to the television. I was trilled. I am currently running the PC with an ATI Radeon HD 5450 video card with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080 from the DVI port, since the card's HDMI port is not capable of displaying 2560 x 1080.
However as you can see, despite the television's native resolution of 2560 x 1080, my video card only detects that the television is capable of displaying 1920 x 1080 or standard HD. Auto detection in the Radeon Control panel makes no difference. Where am I going wrong? The television does not have a DVI input so I am connecting the htpc through a DVI to HDMI cable. The television recognizes that the signal is DVI but does not display to the video card's full resolution. If I understand correctly the maximum resolution for VGA is a mere 2048x1536 which leaves that option out, and leaves allot to be desired in the quality department.
I am I missing something here or is this television incapable of accepting inputs at its native resolution? I could swear that Vizio listed the supported resolutions on a per input basis for this unit, but these specs have been since removed from the site. A recent call to Vizio has left these questions unanswered. The television is certified HDMI 1.4 and my card is certified HDMI 1.3. Don't know the version of the cable. Might try changing it out. Other then the cable, why the resolution drop?
Any help would be great.
Hats off to Mike at my local Costco, who in my opinion, is more knowledgeable and willing to extend a helping hand, then Vizio's own tech team. If it were not for Mike's help I would not be even this far along.