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External display settings change when Power options change?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by maxweenus, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. maxweenus

    maxweenus Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone, thanks for looking.
    Im running into a particular problem that I cant seem to find the reasons or the settings.

    I watch HBO GO (i have a valid subscription) on my Windows 7 Home laptop and use an HDMI cable to connect my TV.

    Scenerio 1:
    If I leave the close the lid power option on hibernate, I must leave the laptop open and, when I connect the HDMI the TV, it becomes my monitor and I view as the monitor and watch anything full screen no problem.

    Scenerio 2:
    I change the power option on the lid close to "do nothing". When the HDMI cable is hooked up, if the laptop is open it uses the laptop display, if its closed it displays through the HDMI/TV. This is perfect and exactly what I want.
    I can watch as the monitor no problem HOWEVER, if I choose full screen, I get gray borders and the "Full Screen" is not full and just centered.

    I can not for the life of me figure out why and Im going crazy.
    Does anyone know why the power option would have an effect on this and what settings I could change?

    Many Thanks in Advance!!!

    Max
     
  2. goofyextreme

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    Check to see what resolution your laptop's display is at, what the external TV resolution is when you connect it to your laptop, and MAYBE what resolution the videos you're watching are. This just sounds like a resolution issue. If the TV is at a larger resolution than your laptop's resolution, change the TV's resolution to the size your laptop is at. Then try watching a video to see what happens. Hope this helps.
    -Lance
     
  3. goofyextreme

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    Also, are you full-screening the video before you connect the TV? If you are, make sure that you full-screen the video after you connect your laptop to your TV and close the lid of your laptop.
     
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