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Samsung LE40R74BD - native resolution and PC resolution

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PrettyGreen

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I have my pc connected to my LE40R74BD by DVI-HDMI. I have the resolution set at 1366 x 768, which is the native resolution of the tv I believe, but when I run an application fullscreen, such as PowerDVD, it is too big for the screen, with boreders, menus etc disappearing offscreen. Reducing the resolution doesn't help either. Any ideas?
 

JonnyTester

Well-known Member
I have my pc connected to my LE40R74BD by DVI-HDMI. I have the resolution set at 1366 x 768, which is the native resolution of the tv I believe, but when I run an application fullscreen, such as PowerDVD, it is too big for the screen, with boreders, menus etc disappearing offscreen. Reducing the resolution doesn't help either. Any ideas?

I think that those settings (actually 1360x768) are for VGA, not HDMI/DVI. I have my pc connected by DVI>HDMI cable from an Nvidia 7600 card and I cannot even get near those settings. I have to run the video card a @ 1920x1080 and while the pc picture looks awful, video (especially x264 mkv video) looks fabulous. Although I agree the pc picture is slightly too big for the tv screen.
 

oldnewbie

Active Member
It specifically mentions in the manual that the best connection for pc use is vga, I have mine connected by vga 1360 by 768 @ 60htz and the picture is pin sharp and no over or under scan issues, I would just use a dvi to vga lead like I have :thumbsup:
 

Bossk128

Well-known Member
Bit of a thread resurrection, but relevant! I've just been gifted a LE40R74BD and i fancy using it as a PC gaming monitor: I know it's low res but I'm willing to compare 22" 1080p to 40" 720p and see how it fares:)

Is there anyway to get decent IQ ideally via HDMI using AMD catalyst control panel? I'll try a VGA cable as mentioned above but I've already got an HDMI in place. Video looks good, I haven't tried a game yet, but text and browsing is pretty rubbish.

Specifically, I want minimal processing from the TV and accurate sharp text. I can't see how to specify 1360x768 in the GPU driver, not how to enable a 'dot by dot' mode on the TV.

Anybody got any tips? Cheers.
 

Bossk128

Well-known Member
Pretty cut and dried. VGA at 720 is far superior!
 

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