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LN32A300 Hdtv as pc monitor problem

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June 21, 2009 6:56:34 PM

I am using a samsung 720p 32 inch hdtv as my monitor for my computer with a gforce 8600 gts. It only supports three resolutions 800x600, 1024x768, and 1360x768. My problem is since it is a Hdtv there are no monitor drivers out there for it and when I use powerstrip to create a monitor driver, I do the max resolution as 1360x768, but it leaves another problem, It still allows for non-supported resolutions which are 960 x 600, 1088x612, 1280x720, 1280 x 960, 1280x1024. As you can see there are still many resolutions my hdtv does not support even with powerstrip and occasionly I will install a game like Far Cry2 or Left4dead that will choose a resolution that my HDTV does not support and its a pain to go into the configuration files to change the resolution on boot of these games. Can I create a custom monitor driver with only the 3 supported resolutions my hdtv supports because powerstrip does not do this?
June 23, 2009 6:40:45 AM

Hey tonyr, I honestly don't see what your problem is here. You can just change the settings of games that don't use your custom 1360 x 768 resolution, no?

Also, shouldn't Powerstrip allow you to just set a list of "Predefined" resolutions that the system will understand as permissible?
June 23, 2009 4:42:22 PM

Powerstrip will only allow you to define the max resolution when you make a custom monitor driver, and allows all resolutions under the max to be permissable. However since all 720ps have a max resolution of 1366x768 I was wondering if theres a generic 720p driver out there
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June 26, 2009 3:39:03 PM

I did some searching and found a 720p tv a viewsonic n2635w that has a driver on its website that supports my 720p resolutions as well. I try to install it with my antivirus on and it says access denied, I turned my antivirus off and then it says it cannot find the file specified even though the driver on the website says its a unsigned driver for x64 bit platforms and I am running vista 64 bit.
January 24, 2011 12:00:10 AM

Problem Solved: This whole time the monitor/tv was being detected as nonplug and play. I thought this was normal being it was designed primarily as a tv and not a monitor. Well turns out it is actually plug and play. The reason why it wasn't being detected as plug and play was the vga cable. If you ever get a non-plug and play monitor being detected check the cable, I learned my lesson.
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