Using a HDTV for a monitor for custom built computer and...

Hi all

I am waiting for parts from NewEgg for my first build. I am planning on using my Samsung 26" HDTV as a monitor. I know the resolution is 1920 x 1080 according to the specs

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/office/monitors/premium/LS25EMNKUY/ZA/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=spec


I was wondering is it possible for the first time i boot up the computer can I use my tv or do I need to use a 04' monitor I have laying around? I'm using a Sapphire Radeon Hd 5770

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873

Also I'm currently reading up on how to correctly connect the too and from my understanding so far a simple HDMI to HDMI connection would work correct? But does that include sound?

Any advice is appreciated thanks
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  1. Just hook it up and it should work fine. You don't need a standard monitor, but it may look a little funky on your TV before the graphics drivers are set up.

    ATI has drivers to support sending audio over hdmi. Your graphics card supports this feature:

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=000101&pid=341
  2. Also, it's almost certain that you will need to play with the buried scaling options in CCC when using an HDTV as a monitor. By default, the scaling is set to underscan and you'll have black bars around your desktop. If you can't find the scaling option tab, post back and I'll walk you through it.
  3. wielander said:
    Just hook it up and it should work fine. You don't need a standard monitor, but it may look a little funky on your TV before the graphics drivers are set up.

    ATI has drivers to support sending audio over hdmi. Your graphics card supports this feature:

    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?leg=&psn=000101&pid=341



    Thanks good to hear
  4. rwpritchett said:
    Also, it's almost certain that you will need to play with the buried scaling options in CCC when using an HDTV as a monitor. By default, the scaling is set to underscan and you'll have black bars around your desktop. If you can't find the scaling option tab, post back and I'll walk you through it.



    I just looked up real quick what the CCC is. Catalyst control center? I shouldn't have much trouble finding it once the part get here and I finish the build I will make a note to remember to check the scaling. If its set to underscan the solution is to set the bar to 0% correct?
  5. Yes, 0% will get rid of the black borders.

    For some reason it is set to 15% underscan by default.
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