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Hi,


I just purchased a 37" LCD (Olevia) and trying to hook it up to my MCE box and having nothing but problems. Please help...


Everything works fine if I set the resolution at 1280 by 720, however, obviously that is not the native resolution (1366 by 768), and I would like to get a bit-perfect match if I can (with my FX5700 video card).


I have been fiddling with Powerstrip (which I am a novice) all day and I can't figure it out.


Here is the problem.


Whenever I try a 1366 by 768 resolution, the image is cropped (about 100 pixels, horizontal only, or so). I can pan and scan, but obviously this is not what I want.


Even more strange, the monitor and powerstrip is showing the active resolution as 1280 by 1024. And no matter what I try, I cannot change this.


This cannot be 1280 by 1024 as if I select that resolution, everything shows up fine (except everything is scrunched).


I've already tried creating a custom monitor driver (with 1366 by 768 as max), and also tried 1368 by 768 resolution, but nothing seems to work.


What am I doing wrong?
 

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sorry, can't help you with Powerstrip or nVidia. I tried Powerstrip for awhile and thought it was one of the most confusing and poorly laid-out programs I'd ever tried to use. Instead, I went pure-ATI for all my video cards and I've never regretted it. I'm using the 2005-04 "Catalyst" drivers right now and there's a built-in option for 1360x768. Just thought you should know...
 

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I have the same problem with my 26" Olevia. It won't look right at 1366x768 so I have to use 1280x768 or 1280 x720 for an input. If I input 1080i the audio is delayed slightly.
 

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sorry, can't help you with Powerstrip or nVidia. I tried Powerstrip for awhile and thought it was one of the most confusing and poorly laid-out programs I'd ever tried to use. Instead, I went pure-ATI for all my video cards and I've never regretted it. I'm using the 2005-04 "Catalyst" drivers right now and there's a built-in option for 1360x768. Just thought you should know...
I have the ATI AIW X600 pro card and have all the recent catalyst drivers and i didn;t see a 1366 x 768 option in my setting when i went to the advanced tab under my display settings. When did u download ur catalyst drivers? Could u also post the link in here where you got them from please? Thanks a lot

Aryeh
 

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I am using 1366x768 using VGA and a Nvidia 5500 FX and everything looks pretty good - test is sharp and videos look good. Using DVI I get fuzzy, unreadable text so I cannont use DVI. If anyone knows how to fix this, I would prefer to use DVI.
 

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1366 isn't evenly divisable by 8. I think your choices are 1360 or 1368.
 

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why would VGA work and not DVI?
 

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1366 isn't evenly divisable by 8. I think your choices are 1360 or 1368.
Yes, that is why I tried 1368, and I get the same result as setting up 1366...


I am using DVI and haven't tried VGA.
 

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try VGA and see if it works. Is anyone running DVI on their 26" LCD?
 

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Are you using a recent version of nvidia's drivers? It has a built-in resolution of 1366x768. Powerstrip is not necessary. Here's what I'm using:


Geforce FX5200 with nVidia drivers version 77.72.

Panasonic 50" plasma (50phd7uy) connected via DVI.


I set the FX5200 to 1366x768 and the picture is sharp and pixel-perfect. I'm not using powerstrip and did not need to fuss with any settings.


I used to have an ATI 7500 and had to struggle with powerstrip, so when I switched to the FX5200 I was surprised at how easy it was.
 

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well to tell the truth...im using 1366x768 fx6600gt on a sharp 26" via DVI-D. what i have done was using powerstrip to change the monitor driver and custom added a new 1366x768 resolution for the display card. then press the AUTO SYNC button on the LCDTV and it's magically done.
 

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Are you using a recent version of nvidia's drivers? It has a built-in resolution of 1366x768. Powerstrip is not necessary. Here's what I'm using:


Geforce FX5200 with nVidia drivers version 77.72.

Panasonic 50" plasma (50phd7uy) connected via DVI.


I set the FX5200 to 1366x768 and the picture is sharp and pixel-perfect. I'm not using powerstrip and did not need to fuss with any settings.


I used to have an ATI 7500 and had to struggle with powerstrip, so when I switched to the FX5200 I was surprised at how easy it was.
What is the trick to get the "1366x768" option to show up? The only options for me are 1280x720 or 1920x1080. I have the same tv, same drivers with a 6600GT. I am connected via HDMI. Is this resolution not supported by HDMI?
 

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I'm using the latest Nvidia driver and my 5700u only allows the custom resolution 1360 or 1368, it won't allow 1366, wondering how u guys made the 1366 possible without using Powerstrip, i'm using sharp too. Right now i'm using 1360x768 and set the TV at 1366x768, so far so good, but what i didn't get it is the picture seems to be bigger than the screen, i mean the PC is output 1360 as i set, i should see 6 black pixel on the screen since the TV is 1366, but how come i need to cut several pixels on both sides of the TV to fit the desktop.


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well to tell the truth...im using 1366x768 fx6600gt on a sharp 26" via DVI-D. what i have done was using powerstrip to change the monitor driver and custom added a new 1366x768 resolution for the display card. then press the AUTO SYNC button on the LCDTV and it's magically done.
 

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Please also search on the excellent postings of JGene.


I think you do need Powerstrip and probably want the latest Nvidia driver.


I have an older Sharp, LC26GA4U. The older Sharps, at least, have bad plug and play data in their firmware. And mine anyway, will go into some kind of non-supported 85Hz mode, such that I had to borrow another LCD monitor, to set things up.


(Referring in the above to DVI, which is the only way I would really want to connect a digital display.)


Just went through this again after a hard drive crash. With JGene's postings, a borrowed monitor, oh, and in my case an nVidia 6800 GT graphics card, 1366 is possible...
 

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I have a buddy who has a new Sharp 22" lcdTV. The manual states 1366x768 native resolution but it will accept 1360x768 w/ no over/underscan as stated in the manual. He's using VGA though....
 

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I just double checked again and it was my mistake not to notice that all the desktop pic is within the sharp screen, (i need to use the "fine sync" on Sharp to move the pic center) only lost 2 or 3 pixel on each side using 1360x768, running at 60Hz, i just simply add the custom resolution in Nvidia, and everything turns out fine, no hassel and no need for power strip at all, u won't be able to notice the missing pixel at all unless u get close as 3 inches, i'm using the 37D5U, DVI connection.


looks awesome, PC, HDTV, 480p DVD. :)
 

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I am going crazy. I have a LC-32D5U Aquos, and a 6600GT. The 6600GT is connected via DVI. There are no 1366X768 options on the Nvidia control panel, 1360 or 1368. It won't let me add 1366 either. I'm using Windows Media Edition, and the latest Nvidia drivers 77.79. I would be happy with 1368X768, but my desktop is scrolling. That's the issue. Any ideas?
 

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There are a couple of pixel perfect graphics cards out there, from a UK mfr. I have the older one. Both are on the pricey side, and the graphics chips are not state of the art, but out of the box it provides 1366x768 or 1365x768 (your choice) on DVI or VGA.

http://www.pixels.uk.com


US distributor is 16-by-9, from whom you can buy direct:

http://www.16-by-9.com
 

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Thanks for the info. I was able to add 1366X768 with powerstrip. Now the 6600 has it available. My problem now is how to add a custom driver to my monitor in XP. I have no idea.
 
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