I didn't see it since we don't live in the same town and have just been passing the computer back and fourth at work but yes he said he saw the Hp splash screen that the bios throw in your face during startup.
Said he saw Hp splash then windows splash then nothing.
I dunno anything about his Tv other than it is 42 inches
But I have been finding tons of information contradicting itself online as to the best resolution settings.
One site says set the resolution to 640x480 or as low as windows will allow.
Another says that if your tv supports anything above 1400+ your a lucky ducky.