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Using a Samsung LED TV (1080P) as my PC monitor, 1920x1080 is very fuzzy, harsh, and ugly.

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May 6, 2013 4:21:08 PM

I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.

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May 6, 2013 4:42:47 PM

Overscan settings or something else. Not too familar with the NVidia control panel over the AMD one, but when I just finally got a 1080p monitor, and HDMI cable, it looked small and crappy through my AMD card until I went through all the settings and stuff and got it perfect now.
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May 6, 2013 4:47:48 PM

^ this. Also how far away are you? Going to 1080p on mine is impossible to use from the couch. It's not fuzzy. It just looks it from the couch when looking at the desktop
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May 6, 2013 5:08:32 PM

Might be the refresh rate too, My old 42in 1080p tv/monitor was like that, needed like a 28Hz refresh rate to look good, I just ran it in 1280x1024 though and it looked fine. I guess the bottom line is that it could be many things makin' it look bad.
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September 24, 2013 11:42:48 AM

liljon0430 said:
I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.


Hi,

How did you solve this? I'm having the same issue with my Samsung 55'' LED TV.
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September 24, 2013 1:14:13 PM

liljon0430 said:
I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.


Back then ive tried to game on a 40" 1080p as a pc monitor and that was a mistake. Best to get around 23" 24" to get the best bang out of the resolution and screen and once 4k because the new standard 32" will be the sweet spot anything over the ppi lowers and looks kinda quirky...And people will say sitting further back looks better on 40" but it looks all big/blocky its hard to explain it but have a look at the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vt0CJcUi4w
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September 24, 2013 3:43:08 PM

So is there a general consensus on cards that should be used to optimize hd tv performance..

Been asking for weeks got a new build coming up and want to focus on getting the proper gpu to run on my sharp 52 inch 1080p tv...
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September 25, 2013 1:41:26 AM

skongipaus said:
liljon0430 said:
I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.


Hi,

How did you solve this? I'm having the same issue with my Samsung 55'' LED TV.


*UPDATE*
In my case the solution was really quite simple. All i had to do was to change the name of the hdmi input I was using to PC. I guess this enabled "PC mode" on the TV. No problems with image running on 1920x1080.

On Samsung UE55F8005:
Source button - Highlight the relevant HDMI input - push the up button - Tools - Change name of input. There, I could choose PC from a long list of predefined names.

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October 10, 2013 4:21:34 PM

Excelent last post that fixed my issue ive been trying to fix for ages thak you. Everything looked so crappy and after going through every setting on my pc and tv i found nothing until this answer. Its really weird how changing the name of a source can affect its quality.
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October 18, 2013 4:30:25 AM

+1 for the above solution.

Changing the name of the HDMI input to 'PC' also fixed it for me (on a little 22" Samsung)

I'd never have figured that out... had been messing with all the other settings, too - and while I'd managed to improve it a bit, it was still fairly fuzzy.
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December 9, 2013 1:41:44 PM

As easy as that. And it works! Thanks man.
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May 11, 2014 4:25:38 AM

skongipaus said:
skongipaus said:
liljon0430 said:
I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.


Hi,

How did you solve this? I'm having the same issue with my Samsung 55'' LED TV.


*UPDATE*
In my case the solution was really quite simple. All i had to do was to change the name of the hdmi input I was using to PC. I guess this enabled "PC mode" on the TV. No problems with image running on 1920x1080.

On Samsung UE55F8005:
Source button - Highlight the relevant HDMI input - push the up button - Tools - Change name of input. There, I could choose PC from a long list of predefined names.



you're a lifesaver, thank you!
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May 11, 2014 5:03:07 AM

hahaa whoever thought of that is a genius !!!! i can now read this forum writing clearly sitting 2 foot away from a bush 32inch 1080p moniter !!!!!!!!!
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May 29, 2014 6:48:17 PM

skongipaus, you saved my life! Simply the best!
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July 21, 2014 7:26:00 PM

I have same problem too.I don't understand what exactly you did?
please,explain more with details.how can you change the name of the hdmi input?
where can I find?I am beginner.
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July 21, 2014 9:03:31 PM

justintaker said:
I have same problem too.I don't understand what exactly you did?
please,explain more with details.how can you change the name of the hdmi input?
where can I find?I am beginner.


So first of all, make sure you are on the FIRST HDMI port if you are going to use it with your computer.
I was on HDMI2 and it was still blurry.
After that, go to the HDMI input,
press the input button to look at all of them, make sure HDMI is highlighted and press Tools then Edit Name, then select PC.
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October 1, 2014 5:34:20 AM

i did what all of you guys did "changing the name to pc" but it still looks the same no big difference that i can see, its not perfectly clear.
im using a samsung 1080p tv 32 inch and im using hdmi1
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skongipaus said:
skongipaus said:
liljon0430 said:
I've been using 1680x1050 on this 46 in. Samsung LED TV for about a year now. I'm using a little HDMI --> Mini-HDMI converter thing that goes into my graphics card mini-hdmi port.
TV: UN46D6050
Graphics Card: (NVIDIA) MSI GTX 560 Ti
OS: Win7 64bit Enterprise
When switching to 1920x1080 (remember this is a 1080P tv) it becomes really ugly compared to 1680x1050, like the text is kind of fuzzy, everything seems too bright and not right.
Does anyone know why? Besides the fact that TV's aren't the most reliable things to use as monitors.
Thanks.


Hi,

How did you solve this? I'm having the same issue with my Samsung 55'' LED TV.


*UPDATE*
In my case the solution was really quite simple. All i had to do was to change the name of the hdmi input I was using to PC. I guess this enabled "PC mode" on the TV. No problems with image running on 1920x1080.

On Samsung UE55F8005:
Source button - Highlight the relevant HDMI input - push the up button - Tools - Change name of input. There, I could choose PC from a long list of predefined names.




I just came here to say I love you, bro.
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