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September 4, 2013 11:03:30 PM

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-ue3...

many thanks in advance

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a b C Monitor
September 4, 2013 11:11:32 PM

Are you using HDMI or VGA?
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September 4, 2013 11:13:58 PM

Deemo13 said:
Are you using HDMI or VGA?


HDMI output from a gtx 760 :) 
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a b C Monitor
September 4, 2013 11:38:24 PM

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.
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September 4, 2013 11:44:32 PM

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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a b C Monitor
September 5, 2013 1:34:28 AM

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.
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September 5, 2013 1:37:24 AM

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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