Win 10 desktop, Sanyo 40" LED monitor, resolution maybe not supported

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  1. jimjoe's Avatar
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    Win 10 desktop, Sanyo 40" LED monitor, resolution maybe not supported


    I had a 21 inch monitor that worked fine with my Win 10 desktop. I recently purchased a 40 inch Sanyo LED monitor. It is 1080p.

    Windows suggests running the resolution at 1920 x 1080. Icons are off the edge to the left and right. The Time and date on the task bar are off screen to the right.

    I changed the resolution to 1680 x 1050 and moved the icons back onto the viewable part of the screen/desktop.

    When I open any software window, most the move bar at the top is off the top of the screen. Same with folders most of the time. I can resize, but when I close that one, or open a new one, its off the top of the desktop.

    Is there a setting I can change to fix this ? Or do I need to get a PCI Express version 2 video card to give me better choices for screen sizes ? Or is there some other method I am missing ?

    Thanks.
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  2. RoasterMen's Avatar
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    Make sure to set Aspect Ratio to Auto in your TV.
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  3. bobkn's Avatar
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    Is it a purpose-made PC monitor or a TV?

    A TV may have overscan enabled by default. (Seems crazy, a holdover from the CRT days.) That makes the image fall outside the edges of the display. Overscan can be turned off, although the setting may be confusingly named.
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  4. jimjoe's Avatar
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    I does look like over scan.. but I'm not sure.

    When I am using it as a television, the picture is smaller if the show is presented in less than 1080p. But 1080p goes beyond the edge of the screen.

    Maybe I need a graphics card and maybe not. I haven't found info on what the max resolution the tv has. It may be smaller than 1920.

    I double checked Picture, then Auto Picture, and the possibilities are: Personal, Vivid, Sports, Movie, Game, Eco.
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  5. RoasterMen's Avatar
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    Your TV's aspect ratio should be set to auto so it doesn't overscan at your desired resolution. This is true for games also.

    You will notice it's also going to be overscanned even if you're using 1920x1080 in a 16:9 set aspect ratio from your TV.
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  6. jimjoe's Avatar
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    I cannot find an auto setting.

    I did find Graphics Options for the Intel graphics chip. Under Panel Fit it has a set of selections: Maintain Display Scaling, Scale Full Screen, Center Image, Maintain Aspect Ratio.

    With Maintain Display Scaling all icons and screen is visible; however, there is a gap on the left side of no picture.

    The others, icons go off the edge. That is with resolution set to 1680 x 1050. The tv/monitor does have 1920 x 1080 resolution according to several sites I looked at for specs.

    The Intel video chip has 128 megs of video ram, and uses up to 2 gigs of my 4 gigs of ram as virtual video ram.
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  7. jimjoe's Avatar
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    No overscan, no aspect ratio. Previous television/monitors had such settings but this one doesn't. I have looked at every menu item.

    I guess I will have to leave it at the lower resolution. 1680 x 1050

    I have used televisions for computer monitors before and didn't have this problem. LCD ones, not CRT ones.

    Guess this doesn't have a resolution, except what I have already done. I did look up the video card suggested by others on the Asus forums, and its $55 not including shipping. Even if it doesn't fix this problem, I can use it for playing Everquest.

    Thanks for the help.
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  8. bobkn's Avatar
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    There's a small chance that there is an overscan setting that you haven't found. The manufacturers some times use a very obscure naming convention for their settings.

    If you provided the complete model number for the TV, it might allow another pair of eyes to study the settings, if Sanyo was obliging enough to make the manual available for download.
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  9. jimjoe's Avatar
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    This is the model number: FW40D48F on the box label.

    off to the side, same level of the label, it has: ABL20U2-40FX

    That isn't the serial number.

    It has on the front 1080p.
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  10. jimjoe's Avatar
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    downloaded the manual. I'll look through it.
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