I've run my PC connected to a TV for the last 2 years, and I really enjoy it. However, I'm not sure which resolution to run for optimal results.
-PC is connected to the Panasonic X3 plasma TV (http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P42X3) via HDMI.
-HDMI signal is 1920 x 1080. 1080p
-TV is 1024 x 768. "1080p"
Windows 7 and the GPU (GTX 580) both think 1920 x 1080 is the native display resolution, but when thats selected the screens stretched out a little too far, and I cant see the borders of the desktop due to overscan.
At 1024 x 768 (native) there are massive black borders on all 4 sides. When I resize/scale to this res, it looks a bit distorted.
No standard res will display correctly; I've tried them all, dozens of them. I've also tried all (every single one) TV and GPU settings. I have to resize/scale a resolution (the GPU will resize/scale any res.) to get it to fit the screen or create a custom res of ~1824 x 1036.
So I don't know if I should run at 1920 x 1080 because Windows 7/the GPU thinks its correct or the TV's actual native res or perhaps somewhere in between. Maybe run the desktop at 1832 x 1024 for a large area and render games at ~768p?
If running at a higher than native TV res can provide more image detail, I'd definitely go that route, otherwise I'd go with native to gain some FPS in games. I'm basically trying to determine which will provide the best quality and performance without trying them individually for an extended period of time.
I have a ticket in with Nvidia now and they continually shy away from the technical aspects and are of the opinion that simply 1920*1080 should be made to fit screen as it's the "best option." Any opinions/suggestions are greatly appreciated
Edited by SenileAnimal - 11/1/13 at 3:06pm