nVidia 8800GT & Toshiba 42Z3030. 1920x1080 Resolution issue


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Hi All,

Apologies if this has already been addressed on this forum, a quick search didn't reveal any information.

I have:-

TV: Toshiba 42Z3030 (Capable of 1080P, native resolution 1920 x 1080)
PC Graphics Card:- Asus EN8800GT (nVidia 8800 Chipset with 2 x DVI Out)

If I connect the PC to the TV using a DVI to VGA cable and plugging into the TVs VGA PC port then all is well, I see the full desktop, although the resolution is limited (to 1280 x 1024 I think).

Obviously I want a digital conection at full resolution so I tried to use a DVI to HDMI lead instead. This will now show at the full 1920 x 1080 but I can't see the whole desktop. I lose roughly 1/2 inch all the way round the edge (although the image is not distorted or streched).

Does anyone know how to fix this? I have the latest drivers from nVidia. I (naively?) expected a 1920 x 1080 PC desktop resolution to show perfectly on a 1920 x 1080 TV via a digital connection?

Any thoughts or suggestions welcomed.



wow well done you for even getting a picture on your tv from nvidia gc. i recently had a similar problem and after many days and different forums i went on to find that there is a problem with nvidia gc , and dvi to hdmi outputs , anyways took mine back and got a ati hd 2400xt , now everything is ok. there are bugs in the driver software so i read .... hope this helps....


Established Member
Latest drivers and use the "Resize my HDTV Desktop" tool.

You get a blue screen with the NVIDIA logo on it and two sliders (H & V). Move them until you can see all four borders, apply and select the new (rather weird) resolution.

If it doesn't work well you select the new res, go to the windows display properties, select the next res "down" and apply. When it says "Do You Want To Keep", select no. It should then revert to the new sized desktop. I think this "bug" was resolved in the latest drivers but if not it's a useful trick.


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