TV connected to PC will only display 1920x1080. No overscan options. Solved

  1.    #1

    TV connected to PC will only display 1920x1080. No overscan options.


    Tom's hardware isnt working with me so im gonna post it here
    also this thread is probably in the wrong spot.
    now for the thread:

    I have an Element Electronics personal TV (Model FLX-1910), and it is very odd, The only resolution that will display to it from my computer is 1920X1080, and any other resolution will say "Unsupported Mode" but my switch can display stuff fine. Id be okay with the 1920X1080 thing just to have it to display, but it is too big and the TV doesn't have any overscan settings. Any help?
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  2. Posts : 1,348
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       #2

    Try leaving the resolution at 1920x1080 but increasing the scaling to 125% / 150%. I use 125% on my TV output.

    Settings, System, Display, [Display #2], Scale & layout.

    Denis
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  3. Posts : 1,348
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #3

    Glitch Dweller,

    If you then want to know what the effective resolution is [while using scaling], set the display to TV-only [or TV as #1 display] and run the VBS file given at VBS Script to Retrieve the Screen Resolution - Geeks Hangout
    - This procedure does not work for an extended display which is why you need to set the TV as the only / primary one.
    - My copy is called Show screen resolution.vbs and contains
    Code:
    array_ScreenRes = GetScreenResolution
    screenRes_X = array_ScreenRes(0)
    screenRes_Y = array_ScreenRes(1)
     
    wscript.echo "Resolution is: " & screenRes_X & " by " & screenRes_Y
     
    Function GetScreenResolution()
     Set oIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
     With oIE
      .Navigate("about:blank")
      Do Until .readyState = 4: wscript.sleep 100: Loop
       width = .document.ParentWindow.screen.width
       height = .document.ParentWindow.screen.height
     End With
     
     oIE.Quit
     GetScreenResolution = array(width,height)
    End Function

    A 1920x1080 display scaled to 125% will be, in effect, 1536x864 whilst 150% will effectively be 1280x720.

    Denis
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    Many tvs have a pc mode in their settings somewhere.
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    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
       #5

    Hi there.

    Pretty well any TV I've seen that is less than 3 years old - especially those that can also work as a PC monitor have in the Monitor hardware settings on picture an "Auto resize" or some type of similar option. You probably will need the handset to get access to the monitor hardware menu though.

    The other thing you have to ensure is that if you are connecting via HDMI cable that the cable supports the latest 2.2 standard.

    I assume you've already done all the bog standard stuff on the PC side -- drivers / video card etc etc.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Posts : 1,091
    Windows 10
       #6

    That model seems to be rather old ~12 years, and a native resolution of 1440 x 900. Limited input modes. Must be scaled to fit. Seems to do a 1080i or p input which would be scaled down and a few lower resolution inputs which would be scaled up.
    In conjunction with the Laptop you have indicated not much options on the Intel video output. That you will have to look at.

    There is no HDMI 2.2 standard as yet, not on this planet.
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    Windows / Linux : Centos, Ubuntu, OpenSuse
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    Helmut said: View Post
    That model seems to be rather old ~12 years, and a native resolution of 1440 x 900. Limited input modes. Must be scaled to fit. Seems to do a 1080i or p input which would be scaled down and a few lower resolution inputs which would be scaled up.
    In conjunction with the Laptop you have indicated not much options on the Intel video output. That you will have to look at.

    There is no HDMI 2.2 standard as yet, not on this planet.
    Hi there my mistake -- genuine error

    should have been HDMI 2.0 (4K standard) or the latest HDMI 2.1. Either way cables need to support the minimum HDMI 2.0 for any HDMI hi def video to be seen.

    HDMI 2.1: heres everything you need to know about the new standard | TechRadar

    Cheers
    jimbo
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