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Solved: Can't display full-screen on 16 x 9 TV

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  1. overbydt

    overbydt Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to use a Vizio M550SL as a monitor for training purposes, hooked up via VGA to my Dell Optiplex 780. For the life of me, I can't get the picture to display full-screen. The PC only sees it as a generic monitor with limited resolutions, none of them formatted to 16 X 9. I tried using a driver for another monitor, hoping I could trick the PC into thinking it was widescreen, but no dice. Any suggestions?
     
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    Does the display properties control panel have an advanced settings tab that lets you see all of the video modes supported by the video adapter; not just the ones that the system thinks may be supported by a generic monitor?

    Have you checked the Dell web site to see if there are any updated drivers for your computer?
     
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    Yes, there's an advanced tab, but none of the options displayed are 16 x 9 format. I will check for a Dell update and report back. Thanks for your response.
     
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    There are several versions of that PC, can you tell us the service tag ? It could be on the side and/or the back of the case. Failing that what graphics card is shown in Device Manager ?
     
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    I was able to find an Intel driver on Dell's site that was just updated in the past couple of weeks. That fixed the problem. Thanks for your help, guys!
     
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    Glad it's fixed.
     
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    You're welcome. Also glad that you got it fixed.
     
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