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Need with connect pc to hd tv via hdmi

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November 5, 2009 3:58:48 AM

I have a Polaroid FML-373b tv, and a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop i'm trying to connect with a hdmi cable. I have it set on 1280x600 32bit at 720p. I want 1980x1980, but when I change it the screen is way to large. I'm almost positive they can do this, i'm not sure though. I just want to use my tv as a monitor, but I can't get it to look right. The laptop has the Intel 965 mobile chipset, 2 gigs of memory, vista and a hdmi output. I contacted dell and they said it should work, but the consultant would have to transfer me to another rep and they wanted to charge me 65 to talk to him. I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT PLEASE HELP!!!!

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November 5, 2009 11:54:56 AM

tnmatt615 said:
I have it set on 1280x600 32bit at 720p. I want 1980x1980
What you want and what you can get out your Polaroid FLM-373b TV are two different things. It's maximum (and native resolution is 1366x768. That's going to get you HD @ 720P
Why do you think 1280x600 is 720p? The 600 should be a clue.

Set you laptop video to 1366x768.
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November 5, 2009 2:54:48 PM

well the tv says it's 1080i, sry i'm new to the hd stuff. my laptop don't have that one setting. everything else, but just not that one. When i change it to anything else but 1280x600 it distorts bad. I just want to make sure I have the best picture quality I can get.
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November 5, 2009 6:37:08 PM

tnmatt615 said:
well the tv says it's 1080i
Does it say 1080i compatible? That means that it can take a 1080 input and display on the TV (usually as 720). It's not the same thing as being a true 1080 TV.

Your TV has a native resolution of 1366x768 and it can't go higher.

You'd need a 1920x1080 (or higher) to get true 1080HD.
Compare the specs:
Polaroid 37" Widescreen LCD HDTV w/ Digital Tuner, FLM-373B
Vizio 37" Class Eco 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV, VO370M

What does your TV manual recommend for a PC display resolution?
Try a resolution of 640x480 on your laptop.


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November 5, 2009 7:24:40 PM

oh, so my tv is only 720p?
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November 5, 2009 7:28:44 PM

it says it's 1080i, but dell says it's an advanced configureation on my pc, and wanted to charge 75 for the online repair... The rep said it should work fine.
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November 5, 2009 7:35:28 PM

I don't have the manuel, so I have been lookin at it on the net. It was a free tv that i got and i repaced the capacitor on and it works 100% =)
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November 6, 2009 12:26:07 AM

so 1080i means 1980x1080? thus meaning i can't get it because the native resolution is 1368x766
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November 6, 2009 10:34:30 AM

tnmatt615 said:
how do i get it to max resoultion then?
Get a new computer that can output 1366x768 res video.

How did the 640x480 resolution look on the TV?
Have you been using the Aspect button looking at all 4 modes on each resolution you try?
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November 6, 2009 4:09:56 PM

WR2 said:
Get a new computer that can output 1366x768 res video.

How did the 640x480 resolution look on the TV?
Have you been using the Aspect button looking at all 4 modes on each resolution you try?

1280x600 looks good just thought i could it to look better.
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