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Need help with my laptop connected to my HDTV (HDMI Cable)

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  1. GamingFanatic101

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    Hey guys. I have connected my PC to my HDTV (Sansui), and I cannot find an option in the TV for 1:1 Pixel Mapping. I need this because my TV is overscanning my laptops display and the taskbar and other images are cut off the screen. It is also quite blurry. I have the TV's manual here:

    http://www.sansuiproducts.com/images/manuals/SLED2280D.pdf

    I could not find an option in the manual, but maybe you guys could.

    Many thanks.:)
     
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    The TV manual has some confusing information. The specifications on page 27 state, "Number of Pixels: 1920 (H) × 1080 (V)". That would make me tend to believe the native resolution of the LCD panel in the TV is 1920x1080 pixels. However, page 13 has this warning, "When the PC connected to the HDMI terminal and 1920x1080 resolution (FHD) is selected, the top and bottom, right and left edges of the picture may be hidden on all picture sizes. In this case, use the PC MONITOR IN jack (VGA cable) is recommended to connect"

    Do you have the laptop's external display resolution set to 1920x1080 pixels? If so, you may need to try using a VGA connection with a short, high quality VGA cable.

    Page 22 of the manual describes how to change the displayed video sizes and has the same warning about using 1920x1080.
     
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    Many thanks for replying, cwwozniak! I was also confused when reading the manual, and have tried using a VGA cable, and I get a sharp clear picture at the native res of 1920x1080, but I do not want to use a VGA cable, because I need the hdmi cable to carry sound and video at the same time. I only have one audio jack on my laptop, and I need to use it for my gaming headset. This is why I am trying to use the HDMI one. Any thoughts?
     
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    A headset jack splitter (Y-Cable) could work.
     
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    Thanks A LOT your help. Could you possibly direct me to one of these cables online?
     
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