Please Help Me - Its Driving Me Insane

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  1. madman1178

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    Ok people....i need some help.

    I have a Vista PC with a Nvidia Geforce 7300le card.

    I am outputting to my panasonic th42px60 from the dvi using a dvi-hdmi cable.

    No matter what resolution i set it to and no matter what changes i make using powerstrip i can't get rid of the overscan which is about 5-10%

    Media center seems 99% ok when playing back videos. but the desktop and anything else suffers. For example, i can only see a small section of the start bar and only part of start menu etc.

    At first i thought it was something i was doing wrong, but then i connected my upscalling dvd player to the both hdmi inputs and video playback also suffers about 5% overscan.

    After speaking to panasonic they said it was normal but there must be a way of fixing it.

    Please people, im desperate.

    Cheers:smashin:
     
  2. andrewfee

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    The overscan is normal and "hard-coded" into the television. The only way to avoid it would be to use a VGA connection. Plasmas aren't really designed to be used as monitors.
     
  3. thms

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    choose the 4:3 aspect ratio

    http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/televisions/0,39030218,49261925,00.htm

    One such channel shows video from the PC input. It's worth noting that, unlike the majority of flat-panel televisions, the TH42PX60 shows an entire PC screen -- as long as you input in the correct resolution (1,024x768 pixels) you won't see a single pixel of your computer image spilling over the side of the panel and out of view. The problem is, of course, that 1,024x768 is usually a 4:3 resolution; Panasonic uses rectangular pixels to make it 16:9. This is fine when you're using the other video inputs, but it means that it's difficult to get a properly proportioned PC picture on the screen without reverting to the 4:3 aspect ratio -- a shame, and worth noting if you're planning on hooking up your computer permanently or regularly.
     

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