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my desk top is too big for my tv

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gtjedi34, Feb 28, 2012.

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  1. gtjedi34

    gtjedi34 Thread Starter

    Feb 28, 2012
    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 6057 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 182271 MB, Free - 71761 MB; D: Total - 271614 MB, Free - 137130 MB;
    Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., 300V3A/300V4A/300V5A/200A4B/200A5B
    Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

    when i plug my laptop into my tv via the hdmi the image is cut off on the outside borders.
    i can only see the upper half of my task bar, i cant see the "x" to close a window in full screen etc
    i tried changing my resolution but it made it worse. so far 1280 x 728 works best other wise its either WAY too big or out of sync with my tv screen.
    my tv is an insignia about 2 years old, 27' the tv looks fine on all other inputs or when i hook up a blue ray via the hdmi so im sure its the settings in my laptop.

    please help
  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    Your laptop's graphics adapter may not have a resolution which matches the requirements for that size screen.
    Basically, that screen is too large for your laptop so you need to use a smaller screen. The larger the screen, the higher the display resolution needs to be in Windows to avoid an oversized image.
  3. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    moved to hardware.
  4. gtjedi34

    gtjedi34 Thread Starter

    Feb 28, 2012
    i have screen res options up to 1920 x 1080 but 1280x728 is closest. when i select the larger options i can see less on my tv at one point i found an option to adjust the vertical and horizontal sizing with the graphics media control panel but now that option eludes me

    would using the vga make a difference?
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