Solved: Dual Monitor Resolution Problem

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thestig07

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I have a PC which is connected to my monitor via a DVI cable and to my TV via a VGA cable. I can set it to show the same display on both or I can extend my desktop across both screens. I usually have it set to 1440x900 on my primary monitor and 1360x768 on my TV (this is what the TV suggests is optimum resolution).

This has worked perfectly for a long time up until today. I came to watch a movie on my PC using the TV as the monitor and when I turned my TV on it states that the resolution is not correct. I checked my graphics settings and sure enough the resolution is correctly set to 1360x768 as it always has been but the TV actually displays a resolution of 1280x960 (I can see this by pressing the info button on my TV remote). It seems that the TV is ignoring the graphics settings. I tried changing the resolution to 1280x768 but the TV ignores this and continues to display at 1280x960. I changed it back to 1360x768 but nothing. The only resolution I can get the TV to accept is 800x600.

I have been trying for hours to figure this out but have failed to find a resolution. Nothing has changed from last week to today yet all of a sudden I cannot get my TV to display the correct resolution. Anybody had similar problems and has a fix for the problem?

I have tried the obvious things like unplugging and replugging the VGA cable from the TV and rebooting my PC. See screenshot below which shows how my display settings are configured.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/leeroy1985/Resolution.png
 
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