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    Question hdtv as monitor

    getting REALLY annoyed with this. got my dvi to hdmi plugged into my 37" 1080i hdtv and my asus 9600xt 128mb agp graphics card...
    everytime i try and install official drivers with the control panel they ALWAYS never work.the control panel never does.
    so i tried omega but thats no good cause i can't switch to a tv output in hd etc...
    and now im on some random dec 07 classic ati hacked drivers off a site i found... and when i finally get to the tab to enable it as a tv... its got a red X on everything... apparently my pc's connected to a "FPD" what is this:S says my maximum resolution is 1920x1080 and i go on this and it looks terrible and is running at 30Hz
    so at the moment I'm on 1280x720 which again looks terrible and fuzzy and thats at 50/60hz (60 atm)
    i've tried 50 and its no different.
    what the hell is going on why does the official ATi drivers never work for me:S
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    please help I don't know what to do and how to enable a proper HD resolution and to make it output to HDTV mode not as a "FPD" :S? whatever that is. or a LCD monitor. its not 16:9 either its some warped res thinking its square when obviously its a widescreen tv...
    very screwed up and the colours arent very clear either...
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    Re: hdtv as monitor

    what model screen is it?

    Here is a good thread to have a look at http://forums.hexus.net/audio-visual...tv-mythtv.html it goes to explain why some TVs are really bad at being monitors.

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    Re: hdtv as monitor

    Have you looked at Powerstrip to force the resolution you want?

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    Re: hdtv as monitor

    30hz is correct for 1080i

    and FPD would be "flat panel display"

    there's a reason everyone says "don't" r.e. using an hdtv as a regular monitor

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    Re: hdtv as monitor

    Does the TV have a VGA or DVI port? You'd be much better off just using the VGA port if it has one.

    I've used both my LCD's as monitors for a short time , both were connected by VGA and looked perfect.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 16-01-2008 at 01:34 PM.

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    Re: hdtv as monitor

    oh, one other point - unless it's a 1080p set, then it's very probably 1366x768

    and if it is, 720p is being scaled up (and will look blurry), 1080i is being scaled down (and will look blurry)

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