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May 17, 2011 2:57:20 PM

Hey, folks. I currently have a dell m1330 laptop hooked up to an old samsung 50" 720p tv. sorry if this isn't the best place to pose this question.

i use the nvidia desktop resizer to shrink the output down to fit the screen, and i believe its running natively at 1178x670. some games like counter-strike only will let me run at 1280x720 resolution which chops a fair amount of the screen off. is there anyway to force my desktop resized settings onto games, or anyway to make this work? i tried the under-scan and over-scan settings from the nvidia control panel and neither have any effect on games.

thanks for any suggestions!

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May 17, 2011 3:04:54 PM

a google search told me to type '-w 1178 -h 670' into launch properties in steam, but this changed the res to 640x480.
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May 17, 2011 3:07:17 PM

Uhm... I'd say you're doing it wrong.

There are TV configurations on how to place the image on the screen: "FULL", "ZOOM", "H-FIT", etc. You could try searching those first.

On the PC side of things, there's also the "Over scan" option inside the drivers. That let's you adjust the size output to better fit the screen's actual size (not a resolution thing). In the nVidia driver panel should be visible once it detects your TV.

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May 17, 2011 3:34:16 PM

yeah, i tried the over-scan with no success. my windows resolution is 1178x670 and this fits my tv perfectly. and games that you let you play in this 'native' resolution work fine. but when ever 1280x720 is the only option, it chops a bunch of the screen off. i checked all my tv settings with no avail - it's a dinosaur.
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May 18, 2011 12:40:44 AM

Try the info on this page out.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-TV-Tuners-and-Med...

I would take the same screenshots, but why do that if its already done? xD!

And sorry, I confused the options on the nVidia panel. I have both nVidia (notebook) and ATI (desktop), but the ATI has the "overscan" option (literal).

Hope it helps you out!

Cheers!
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May 18, 2011 1:15:12 AM

Yuka said:
Try the info on this page out.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-TV-Tuners-and-Med...

I would take the same screenshots, but why do that if its already done? xD!

And sorry, I confused the options on the nVidia panel. I have both nVidia (notebook) and ATI (desktop), but the ATI has the "overscan" option (literal).

Hope it helps you out!

Cheers!


thanks for the link. when i first plugged my laptop into the tv, parts of the desktop were chopped off. i used nvidia's 'desktop resize' option and it works perfectly - i think it changes my windows resolution to 1178x670 in the process. the problem is any game that only lets me choose 1280x720 as an option, it over-rides the desktop resize settings and everything is chopped off again.
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