HDMI to TV - Desktop too small HDMI
I have an HP PC that came with a 8400GS card. I am trying to connect it to my TV with an HDMI cable but I cannot get it to fill the full screen on my TV. The desktop appears on the tv (a 42 inch plasma) but there are black bars all around the image that are about 2 inches wide I have tried 3 different drivers including the latest one without success. Can anyone suggest something that I can do to fix this issue?
I have an HP PC that came with a 8400GS card. I am trying to connect it to my TV with an HDMI cable but I cannot get it to fill the full screen on my TV. The desktop appears on the tv (a 42 inch plasma) but there are black bars all around the image that are about 2 inches wide I have tried 3 different drivers including the latest one without success. Can anyone suggest something that I can do to fix this issue?

#1
Posted 02/21/2008 01:13 AM   
What resolution are you running it at?
What resolution are you running it at?

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#2
Posted 02/21/2008 01:23 AM   
The TV's native resolution is 1024x768 so that is what I am trying to run it at. That said I have tried changing all the settings. For example I have tried everything that shows up like 480p, 720p, 10801 as well as other resolutions. The TV gets reported as a 1080P by the driver with a native resolution of 1920 x something but the manual states it is 1024x768.
The TV's native resolution is 1024x768 so that is what I am trying to run it at. That said I have tried changing all the settings. For example I have tried everything that shows up like 480p, 720p, 10801 as well as other resolutions. The TV gets reported as a 1080P by the driver with a native resolution of 1920 x something but the manual states it is 1024x768.

#3
Posted 02/21/2008 04:52 AM   
I should add that the PC is running Vista Home Premium.
I should add that the PC is running Vista Home Premium.

#4
Posted 02/21/2008 04:54 AM   
My TV's native resolution is 1366 x 768 but it didn't look correct, setting it to 720p resulted in a line down the right side which was part of the left side.
I have it running at 1080i which fits perfectly and runs fine. That was the highest the display driver allowed and was even defaulting it too at first.
My TV's native resolution is 1366 x 768 but it didn't look correct, setting it to 720p resulted in a line down the right side which was part of the left side.

I have it running at 1080i which fits perfectly and runs fine. That was the highest the display driver allowed and was even defaulting it too at first.

Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
AMD Phenom II 955 BE
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P
HIS ATI HD 4870 512MB
4G 800Mhz DDR2 Dual Channel(2x2G) 5-5-5-18 Geil
Creative X-FI XtremeMusic
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W

#5
Posted 02/21/2008 05:12 AM   
Apologies for the duplicate post. I thought I had canceled one of these.
Apologies for the duplicate post. I thought I had canceled one of these.

#6
Posted 02/21/2008 12:42 PM   
There's an option in the Nvidia Control panel to fill out HD content as the desktop for instance. Don't know what its called exactly though.
There's an option in the Nvidia Control panel to fill out HD content as the desktop for instance. Don't know what its called exactly though.

#7
Posted 02/21/2008 02:46 PM   
There is an option to adjust the size of the HD desktop but when I go to use that it tells me that its not supported and it has a link that takes me back to the page where you set the scan rates (for ex. 480P, 720P, 1080i etc.). It seems like it is some sort of a scaling issue. I have tried evertyhing I can find in the Nvidia panel to no avail.

I should add that my computer monitor, a 22 inch widescreen HP connected via DVI works just fine.

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There is an option to adjust the size of the HD desktop but when I go to use that it tells me that its not supported and it has a link that takes me back to the page where you set the scan rates (for ex. 480P, 720P, 1080i etc.). It seems like it is some sort of a scaling issue. I have tried evertyhing I can find in the Nvidia panel to no avail.



I should add that my computer monitor, a 22 inch widescreen HP connected via DVI works just fine.



[quote name='M4gn4T' date='Feb 21 2008, 07:46 AM']There's an option in the Nvidia Control panel to fill out HD content as the desktop for instance. Don't know what its called exactly though.

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#8
Posted 02/21/2008 06:17 PM   
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Have you tried that? I tried it but had no luck :( HDTV Resize Desktop still won't work ughhh
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia....7973296&p_olh=0



Have you tried that? I tried it but had no luck :( HDTV Resize Desktop still won't work ughhh

#9
Posted 02/23/2008 01:23 AM   
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