screen resolution not right

March 15, 2011 at 12:04:25
Specs: Windows 7
On windows 7 the recommended resolution is 1280x720. Nothing fits my monitor at that setting but to make it smaller, I have to go to 1768x992. It won't let me do anything inbetween. 1768x992 is way too small and I can't read anything. How can I fix this?

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#1
March 15, 2011 at 12:16:37
WIndows 7 has nothing to do with the resolution. What is the model of your monitor?

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#2
March 15, 2011 at 12:48:13
As well as the make and model of the monitor.....

Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.

The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.

If it's a Dell computer...
Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":
http://support.dell.com/support/top...

Tell us what it is.

If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....
Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.

The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
.......

RIGHT click on a blank part of your main desktop screen, choose Personalize, then Display settings.
What does it say there ?
What Monitor on what display adapter ?


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#3
March 15, 2011 at 13:21:19
LCD monitors should be run at their "native resolution". We don't know what that should be because you didn't post the make/model of your monitor. Regardless of that, if the text & icons are too small with the native resolution setting, you should change the DPI, not the resolution. Here's how it's done in Win 7:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...


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#4
March 15, 2011 at 19:25:27
My monitor is a Sharp LC Television which is also a monitor.

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#5
March 15, 2011 at 19:39:21
"Sharp LC Television which is also a monitor"

That's not enough information.

Which one ?
http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/Hom...

The model number is probably on a label on the back of it.

Which computer make and model, or motherboard make and model, do you have ?


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#6
March 15, 2011 at 20:51:14
It's modell # is LC-26D434. Thank you for your time.

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#7
March 16, 2011 at 00:16:13
I found no model LC-26D434

"...model # is LC-26D43U (apparently I sent the wrong model earlier --sorry) "

AQUOS 26" LCD TELEVISION
LC26D43U
http://www.sharp.ca/products/index....

Pixel Resolution Wide XGA (1366 x 768)
(The "Native" or "Optimal" resolution)

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Manual LC-26D43U here:
http://www.sharp.ca/manuals/default...

English manual

Page 12

(Info about buttons on the remote)

23 AV mode

7 View Mode

Also see View mode
pages 39, 40

- use one of these resolutions on the computer for the display from the computer to the TV:
1360 X 768 ~ 16 X 9
1280 X 768 15 X 9
1024 X 768 4 X 3
800 X 600 4 X 3
640 X 480 4 x 3
720 X 400 bit >16 x 9

1360 X 768 or 720 X 400 will fill the TV screen the best

RIGHT click on a blank part of your main desktop screen, choose Personalize, then Display settings.

One of the displays there, number 1, is for the display on the computer's monitor, the other one, number 2, is for the display on the TV

You have not told use what your computer is so we have no idea what the resolution for number one display should be.

Hold your cursor over the number 2 display. If it says Not Active, RIGHT click on it and select Attached.

After clicking on the number 2 , change the resolution to one of the resolutions in the above list.
1360 X 768 or 720 X 400 will fill the TV screen the best with the proportions of width to height correct .
1280 x 768 - either it will almost fill the screen - narrow black bars on each side - or the display will be a bit stretched horizontally
The other resolutions - either will not fill the screen - wider black bars on either side - or the display will be stretched a lot horizontally

(see View mode pages 39, 40 of the manual)

Click on OK at the bottom of the Display settings window to make the display on the TV change if you changed the resolution.


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#8
March 16, 2011 at 09:29:57
I'm sorry I'm not giving you enough information. My computer is HP Pavillion HPB --2200 series all-in-one. I hope that's what you need. Also, TV input is set at 3, not 6. I'll try to figure out how to change that. And the actual screen size is 22x13. The model # is LC-26D43U (apparently I sent the wrong model earlier --sorry) Thank you for all your time.

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#9
March 16, 2011 at 10:35:11
Your aspect ratio IS 16:9 as posted above. Look at the link below for the specs.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-...


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#10
March 16, 2011 at 11:24:49
"My computer is HP Pavillion HPB --2200 series all-in-one."

Not specific enough.

Go here:
http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspx
Scroll down a bit.
Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.
Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.
Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.
.......

"...model # is LC-26D43U (apparently I sent the wrong model earlier --sorry) "

Okay, that's a Canadian model number.

I have modified response 7 to suit that model. The info about setting up the resolution for the TV display is the same as for the other models except the video input you choose for PC input is different.


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#11
March 16, 2011 at 12:20:48
Thank you so much for all your time and trouble. Hopefully, I can take care of everything now.

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#12
March 16, 2011 at 12:51:31
Is the Resolution set correctly for the built in display on the computer - when you click number 1 of the two displays in Display Properties - Settings ?

If NO, please provide what I asked for in the first part of response 10.

Otherwise, thanks for the thank you


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