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How to get 1080i out of 1080p

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 27, 2011 5:08:06 PM

Hi all, I have a ASUS M4A785-M mobo which uses the onboard ATI Radeon HD 4200 video
and it has an output of 1080p.

The TV I have goes upto 1080i

I believe the signal coming out of the PC is only at 720p,,, but how do I make the signal 1080i so that there is a better resolution on the TV screen?

Thank you.

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September 27, 2011 5:46:44 PM

Check within Catalyst Control Center and see if 1080i is one of the listed resolutions.

-Wolf sends
September 27, 2011 5:53:35 PM

yes it is in there and you can select it, but nothing happens. I change it from 480 to 720p to 1080i and they all look the same so i'm not sure what the issue is.
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September 27, 2011 5:57:03 PM

The TV I have goes upto 1080i

Is this the native resolution for the TV? If not, that is likely the problem.

-Wolf sends
September 27, 2011 5:57:43 PM

What is the TV model and how are you connecting to it?
September 27, 2011 6:03:22 PM

it's a Samsung PN51D450 they advertise it as 720p but it's also 1080i
I'm connecting using HDMI
September 27, 2011 6:08:03 PM

Your native resolution is 1365 x 768, try that and see if it looks any better.
September 27, 2011 6:12:29 PM

Also you are supposed to be using HDMI 1 (the bottom one).
September 27, 2011 6:17:00 PM

correct, i have it in HDMI1, I originally tried it in 2 but it had no display at all.

The wife is on the PC right now, I will test the display shortly and report back.
September 28, 2011 4:23:00 PM

ok, the standard resolution it already is, is 1360x768, the next one up is 1366x768... any above that do not cover the screen.

I figured for videos and such, 720p will work fine, but for desktop and websites there was a way to go 1080i and the windows would be nice and small so I could look at 3-4 windows at a time.

Is this not possible without a 1080p TV? Or is this a video card issue?
September 28, 2011 6:02:46 PM

It is not possible with your particular TV because it's HDMI input only supports certain VESA standard inputs, and 1080p is not one of them. Your TV supports a 1080i input signal but downconverts it to the resolution of your screen, so text would be unreadable and everything would look fuzzy at 1080p on your screen.

September 29, 2011 2:22:08 PM

damn. Ok, I have another question then... why do some people buy 2 or 3 small monitors and put them side by side using the Extended Desktops rather then buy one larger 1080p screen?
September 29, 2011 3:32:47 PM

for bragging rights, & for them to try the eye-finity feature.
September 29, 2011 3:38:12 PM

Bragging rights, sure, but also real estate. If you have a tendency to work with multiple documents/images/remote desktops at the same time, it's far easier to have them displayed side by side as opposed to switching back and forth.

-Wolf sends
September 29, 2011 4:16:40 PM

you hit the right spot wolfshadow.=D lol
benefits of having 2 or more monitors is just awesome. but for a rich fat@ss kid, its only for bragging rights.=D