Connection via HDMI from Laptop to LCDTV

May 21, 2010 at 07:18:26
Specs: Windows Vista
Having trouble with my HDMI cable connection from laptop to lcdtv. The connection is on the correct source channel and coming through but the picture quality is in a strange format/setting. The picture looks like pastel/crayon if that makes sense??! The internet picture is crystal though?! Im not mega into the tech side so any help would be greatly appreciated! I've tried different cables and ports to rule this option out.
Thanks, anthony.

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May 21, 2010 at 07:34:00
Your laptop graphics system may not be capable of changing the screen ratio or the resolution to anything different than the integral screen when you are in the clone mode. If your system allows it, try disabling the primary screen. You may then be able to change to better settings.

Is you laptop screen a wide format? If so, most computer wide screen ratios are 16:9 while most wide screen TVs are 16:10. The native resolution for each screen is dependent on the size of the screen. The larger the screen, the higher the resolution.

No LCD display likes to run in any non native resolution. When the settings are not native, the display is forced to extrapolate, which produces jagged edges.

You need to read your laptop manual to see what your graphics are capable of.

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May 21, 2010 at 08:40:27

Thanks for the quick reply! Im still having trouble with this and to be honest im a complete novice really in terms of tech speech etc so treat me as such! My graphics on the laptop are NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT.

At present the laptop is running :
1440 by 900 pixels
32 bit colour (highest)
60hertz refresh rate

Samsung is running the same?!
I'm now running dualview too so the tv screen is my descktop picture?! My tv is also 16:9 but still the picture quality remains the same?!
Thanks again.

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May 21, 2010 at 14:37:48
Are you sure your TV is 16:9? What is the maximum resolution the TV will display? That should be the best one to use.

Also, try updating the graphic drivers. Go to the link below. It should scan your system and suggest a later driver. Follow the screen prompts.

You may need to not run dual view in order to use different resolutions for the laptop screen and the TV.

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