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install an HDTV as a monitor

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jjmartin1349, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. jjmartin1349

    jjmartin1349 Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2012
    I use my HDTV as an alternate monitor, connected to the digital output port of my video card. My regular monitor is connected to the analog port. There is no way to tell Windows XP what resolutions are valid for the HDTV. I had a game that tried to set the refresh to 75 Hz, bui the TV does not accept anything but 60 Hz. The TV displayed "Invalid Resolution", but I could not get Windows to display again, and had to reboot.
    Is there any way to tell Windows XP not to use any refresh rate except 60 Hz for this monitor? I think an INF file is the way, but I don't know how to make it or install it.
    The Nvidia Control Panel shows the TV as "Hitachi Engineering Company Ltd HDMI".
    I would like to do this in case I get another game that wants the refresh at 75 Hz, so Windows will tell the game it is not allowed, saving me from rebooting.
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