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Need help setting up LED TV as monitor. Fell into some trouble.

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April 5, 2014 2:20:07 PM

Hi,

I recently purchased a GeForce 780 GTX 3GB video card and wanted to use it's full potential on a LED TV. I replaced my 24inch 7 year old Dell monitor with a new 32inch Vizio LED. The only problem with the TV is that there are no DVI inputs. Fortunately, my card has HDMI. Upon plugging the sucker in, my max resolution 1920x1080. The recommended setting is 1360x768. If I use 1360 the picture quality is super sharp and clear but everything is so BIG. If I go 1920 I get the resolution I want but not the quality. I can barely read words.

Display information for my video card.
Display Support:

  • Maximum Digital Resolution 4096x2160
  • Maximum VGA Resolution 2048x1536
  • Standard Display Connectors - One DUal Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, ONe DisplayPort
  • Multi Monitors 4 displays
  • HDCP Yes
  • HDMI Yes
  • Audio Input for HDMI Internal
  • Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec) 160.5


  • How can I go about fixing this and making it all connect as DVI. Will I need adapters? I would love to get the 4096x2160 resolution. I understand the setup is HD. NVIDIA Control Panel, it has PC settings for resolution and then Ultra HD, HD, SD which are all TV native. :-\

    Thank you in advance for the help.

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    April 5, 2014 2:29:05 PM

    You really should post the model number of the TV, but VIZIO only has one 32" television listed on Newegg, so I'll have to assume that's the one you bought.

    The issue is that the Television only has 1360x768 physical pixels. Yes, it can take a 1080p signal, but it scales it down to 1360x768. My advice is to return the television and get something that can do 1080p, maybe a 27" monitor like this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX...

    or this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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    April 5, 2014 2:37:28 PM

    Ouch! I didn't realize that. To say I knew electronics. I'm ashamed. it's a 32 inch E-Series LED HDTV. Model is a E-320. I've been looking for an LED tv for my PC and when I came across this one at walmart, I figured the price was great why not get it. I didn't realize it would be like this. The reason I snagged it was for the price. It was under $300. I'm guessing this tv would be a lot better and give me the resolution I want?
    http://store.vizio.com/led-lcd-hdtvs/m321ia2.html?
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    April 5, 2014 3:52:11 PM

    As stated aready, you DEFINITELY want to keep an eye out for the physical resolution of the TV. scaling is quite common on lower cost TVs. Looks like from your specs of TV, you got a 720p TV with 1080 scaling. Vizio does have TVs that carry 1080p, but again, make sure you look at the physical resolotion in the specifications.
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    April 5, 2014 7:43:27 PM

    ankido said:
    Ouch! I didn't realize that. To say I knew electronics. I'm ashamed. it's a 32 inch E-Series LED HDTV. Model is a E-320. I've been looking for an LED tv for my PC and when I came across this one at walmart, I figured the price was great why not get it. I didn't realize it would be like this. The reason I snagged it was for the price. It was under $300. I'm guessing this tv would be a lot better and give me the resolution I want?
    http://store.vizio.com/led-lcd-hdtvs/m321ia2.html?


    Yep that TV can do 1920x1080.

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