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Output won't fit on external screen.

September 28, 2010 at 08:00:43
Specs: Windows 7
Hello. I use my sony vaio just as a media center really. It became very slow so my brother wiped it and installed win7. much better now but when it is plugged into the tv via a VGA cable it no longer fits on the screen, the image is too big and about 15% is outside the screen.
The TV is a 19" widescreen I believe it is best to have the computer set to 900 by 1440 for this (?). This is not an option though and my other laptop works well with other resolution settings.
When I try to sync the TV, it goes mental and I have to reset the tv input or restart the TV. Once or twice it synced and I got most of the image on screen. I have seen many forums with this question but have found no answers. Some talk about the cable (but thats not the problem), others talk about resolution settings, and others talk about drivers (I have updated the driver via the device manager). Can anyone please help?
Many thanks for your time.

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September 28, 2010 at 09:36:54
normally you would just open the screen/monitor option, right click on the screen/personalize/ display/change disply settings and there you can change the resolution for each screen independtly. once done save, from then on it should be ok,
check in advanced setting that your tv is set to the right hrz value..too high and you tv will freak

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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September 28, 2010 at 10:04:26
Thanks for the reply.
Yes I can get to thescreen resolution window and there are five options available, unfortunately 900 by 1440 is not an option, although I don't believe that is a proble seeing as my other laptop apears fine on the screen and it does not have a 900 by 1440. I have tried different resolutions, but the TV still goes crazy, although I can see from the on the flickering screen that the screen has been shrunk to fit as I can glimpse the start button and icons on the left of the sceen.
I cannot get the laptop to identify the TV. Maybe this is the cause of the problem?

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