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Old 01-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

So I currently run an HDMI switch because I need 4 inputs but my tv only has 2...anyways, I had my HTPC connected to my tv via VGA, but just for ease of use I wanted to use HDMI. So I bought a DVI to HDMI adapter and also a DVI to HDMI cord. Both of them when implemented dont show proper resolution on my 42" HDTV (1080p). What is the problem here? I dont get why this is happening! Anyone have a solution?
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

its most likely the TV itself, it has to do with overscan and many TVs do it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overscan

The solution is to stick to analog signal.
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Old 01-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

Ah! Didnt know this phenomenon existed with LCD tvs as well! Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

Find out how your tv displays 1:1 use that mode first of all.

Make sure you are setting your video card to output 1920x1080 @60hz and force this if its not available on the list.

Then see if it fits... If it still does not fit, you can reduce your resolution slightly such that it fits 1:1 (Called resize HDTV desktop on nVidia)

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Old 01-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

Or if you have an ATI card there is overscan adjustment in Catalyst Control Center.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:19 PM   #6
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Default DVI to HDMI cuts off the edges of the screen no matter what I do?!

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Or if you have an ATI card there is overscan adjustment in Catalyst Control Center.
QFT. That's what I did with mine.
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