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I currently have a 720p LOGIK tv as my monitor and im having some resolution issue, my tv border (bezel?) is a bit wide and when i set the tv to 720p the icons go into the border of the tv and i can just about click the windows icon so currently everything in using is atbresolution 1164x768? I think so that the picture fits the monitor, a friend of the families with 20 years in the pc game said he hadn't come across this issue before because most people use monitors, but a newer tv might adjust the picture properly, or smaller bezel would fit the picture?

and is a 1080p tv backwards comparable?

should a tv like this sort my resolution issue out:

http://m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/samsung-ue32f5000-led-hd-1080p-tv-32-with-freeview-hd/p439161

many thanks in advance
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  1. Are you using HDMI or VGA?
  2. Deemo13 said:
    Are you using HDMI or VGA?


    HDMI output from a gtx 760 :)
  3. Give it a shot with VGA. Ive had this experience with several cards. Generally, when VGA is used, it seems to work better. You would just have to manually route the audio.
  4. Deemo13 said:
    Give it a shot with VGA. Ive had this experience with several cards. Generally, when VGA is used, it seems to work better. You would just have to manually route the audio.


    i cant remember what VGA looks like :/ doesent that make it "un-HD"
    i have a block that came with the card which i think is a VGA but i don't know and audio isn't a problem in plugged into a sound card to speakers, thanks so far this is very much appreciated :)
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    VGA is usually the blue cable, and I believe it has 15 holes in it. It looks like a trapezoid.

    In my experience with TV's as monitors, I've experienced that VGA generally is less of a hassle. VGA can also display 1920x1080, which is 1080p full HD, but the signal is analog and not digital. Sometimes this makes a difference, I havent seen so.
  6. Deemo13 said:
    VGA is usually the blue cable, and I believe it has 15 holes in it. It looks like a trapezoid.

    In my experience with TV's as monitors, I've experienced that VGA generally is less of a hassle. VGA can also display 1920x1080, which is 1080p full HD, but the signal is analog and not digital. Sometimes this makes a difference, I havent seen so.


    thanks ill look for it :)
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