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Help! Can't get PC to display properly on my HDTV.

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Hello,


I am new to all of this. Yesterday I went out and purchased a Gateway GM5664 . The specs of this PC are:


AMD Phenom™ 9600 Processor (AMD Live!™) (2.30GHz, 2MB L3 cache, 3600MHz system bus)

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit)

3072MB 667MHz dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM (2-1024MB modules & 2-512MB modules)

1000GB 7200rpm Serial ATA II/300 hard drive w/ 16MB cache (2-500GB hard drives)1

Hybrid Blu-ray/HD DVD player and SuperMulti DVD-RW DL drive (Windows Vista® only)

Premium system design with carbon fiber faceplate

ATI Radeon™ HD 2400XT 256MB discrete video memory with Dual-DVI, S-Video and HDMI supported

Gateway® 15-in-1 media card reader with copy button and IR receiver

Gateway® USB 2.0 speakers

Analog/digital TV tuner


I am running this through a DVI to HDMI converter on my 46" Sony KDF-46E2000 (Which the native resolution is 720p, 1280x720) via the Sony's HDMI port; and I set up the PC so that it's set 1280x720 however, the PC's video signal does not fill the entire sceen properly. It's displayed in widescreen, but there is about 1/2 inch shaved off the bottom, top and sides of the screen.


Can anyone help me out, just want the PC to fill up the whole screen, thanks!

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Mabe not since your HDTV is emulating a standard CRT TV by overscanning all of its input over HDMI/DVI. If the TV also has a VGA interface then it may not overscan that input since that is is trying to emulate a PC monitor instead of a CRT TV.

You may be able to use an application called PowerStrip to downscale(shrink) the output from your PC video so that when the

TV overscans it back up it has the appearance of 1:1 Pixel mapping, however, small font text in PC dekstop appliation will be blurry since the TV has to invent the content of the missing text pixel deleatd by the underscaning the PC output.
Here are the specs of the TV:

http://reviews.cnet.com/projection-t...html?tag=specs


Product Type

46 in Rear projection TV

Series

GRAND WEGA

Digital Television Certification

HDTV

Video Interface

HDMI, S-Video, Component, Composite

Width

43.3 in

Depth

15 in

Height

30.2 in

Weight

59.5 lbs


Display


Diagonal Size

46 in - Widescreen

Technology

Projection

Projection Display Technology

LCD

Resolution

1280 x 720

Display Format

720p

Image Aspect Ratio

16:9

Progressive Scan

Progressive scanning (line doubling)

Viewing Angle

130 degrees

Viewing Angle (Vertical)

60 degrees

Comb Filter

3D-Y/C digital

V-Chip Control

Yes

Color Temperature Control

Yes

Picture Adjustment

Vivid/Standard/Custom

Additional Features

Channel labeling, Digital reality creation multifunction, WEGA Engine Picture enhancement technology


DVR


DVR

None


DVD


Type

None


TV Tuner


Analog TV Tuner

NTSC


Video Features


HDTV Ready

Yes

Input Video Formats

480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i

Freeze Memo

Yes

Parental Channel Lock

Yes

Closed Caption Capability

Yes


Radio


Radio

None


Remote Control


Remote Control

Universal remote control - Infrared

Supported Devices

TV, VCR, Cable box, DVD player, Satellite TV system

Features

Multi-brand compatibility


Remote Control (2nd)


Type

None


Audio System


Sound Output Mode

Stereo

Audio Controls

Bass, Treble, Balance

Speakers Included

2 speakers

Output Power / Total

24 Watt

Additional Features

SteadySound auto volume

Speaker(s)

2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 12 Watt


Connections


Connector Type

2 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - Rear, 4 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Rear, 2 x Component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Rear, 1 x Component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - Side, 1 x S-Video input ( 4 pin mini-DIN ) - Rear, 2 x Composite video input ( RCA phono ) - Rear, 1 x Composite video input ( RCA phono ) - Side, 1 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - Side, 1 x Digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ) - Rear, 1 x Headphones ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - Front, 1 x Fixed/variable audio output - Rear, 2 x RF input ( F connector ) - Rear




Just in case it helps.
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goto ati catalyst control center and change the scaling option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cganesh75 /forum/post/12817182


goto ati catalyst control center and change the scaling option.



Hello,


Can you please tell me how to do that? And what should I change it to or do?


thanks
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