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Problems using my LCD TV as a monitor

By tommytomotom
Nov 24, 2007
  1. Hello all,

    I recently set up my Samsung LE23R7 TV as my monitor. I changed the resolution to the recommended 1360x768 and did the auto-adjust and it looks great, apart from one thing. I have shadows to the right of everything, so for example, if I write the letter 's', then it is repeated 4 or 5 times to the right, getting lighter the more times it repeats until it stops. I've used the 'Coarse and Fine Tuning' feature on my TV menu but it didn't help, and I couldn't fix it on the nVidia control panel.

    Also, I bought a DVI cable to see if this would improve the image, but it would only let me run in a lower resolution, as when I increased it to 1360x768, everything on the screen just started shaking really badly.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    I would guess you need to install a driver for it. I couldn't find your model # through the US site though.

    Edit: Does it work using an S-video cable?
     
  3. tommytomotom

    tommytomotom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Um I haven't tried, what sort of connection is that?
     
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

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    It looks like this

    S-Video is commonly used throughout the world. It is found on consumer TVs, DVD players, high-end video cassette recorders, Digital TV receivers, DVRs, and game consoles. Almost all TV-out connectors on graphics cards can support S-video.

    S-Video cables are used for computer to TV output for business or home usage. Because it is very simple to convert S-Video to composite signal (just the logical merging of the two through a filter capacitor is required), many electronics retailers offer converter adaptors for signal conversion
     
  5. tommytomotom

    tommytomotom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    Thank you for that detailed explanation! 1 question: will the quality be as good with this cable, will it like support the res of 1360x768?
     
  6. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    One thing I forgot to mention before. I am not 100% on this either. But TV out usually has 1024X768 max resolution. What video card do you have? Unless you buy a converter which I have seen 1600x1200 maximum resolution, 120Hz maximum refresh rate.

    At that high a resolution you usually want a refresh rate of 60Hz

    Just go on newegg or tigerdirect and lookup PC to TV converter/adapter
     
  7. tommytomotom

    tommytomotom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    I have an 8800GT 512mb, and yeh, I have a 60Hz refresh rate.
     
  8. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    if you get a pc to tv converter or adapter you should be good to go at whatever resolution you want. It will tell you in the description what the max resolution is.
     
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