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July 18, 2012 3:09:58 AM

Okay, I have an XFX radeon hd 6770 video card, with the hdmi output, so i plug in an hdmi cord from there into my insignia 32" 1080p lcd tv. sounds easy.. and it works, I'm in 1920 x 1080 resolution. and my problem comes with text, and video playback, and basically just screen settings.. everything seems off colored, i cant read red text very easily on Everquest, just cant read it at all there. I have catalyst control center and would like to know what i need to do to make this clear, correctly colored, please guys I've looked all over the place and people said to change the name of my input to pc (...how?) so.. anyways. feedback please

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July 18, 2012 3:36:57 AM

try changing the pixel Format. under ccc, my digital flat panels, pixel format. The YCbCr 4:4:4 looks better then the rgb...In my opinion.
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July 18, 2012 3:40:42 AM

i have it on the YCbCR 4:4:4 and I have tried all the other options, to no avail
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July 18, 2012 5:15:34 AM

does your desktop have a red coloring to it as well? also whats the native resolution of your tv?
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July 18, 2012 5:49:28 AM

No red coloring and I'm not sure what the native resolution is. It says my recommended one is 1920 x 1080
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July 18, 2012 7:30:24 AM

Try the following 2"
1) Check the aspect ratio : Leave it to "Just scan" (If your TV has it, Worked wonders for my LG 55")

2)Under Input Lables Select the HDMI in use as PC / PC input
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July 19, 2012 8:08:18 PM

I tried both of those and I dont have a just scan option, its either overscan on or off, and i labeled the hdmi pc, didn't work.
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July 20, 2012 5:51:53 AM

Have you toggled the yes and no of your over scan? Is the picture full screen or do u have black borders?
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July 20, 2012 6:02:27 AM

It's full screen with it off because I use the amd overscan feature to fit the screen
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July 20, 2012 7:35:32 AM

Have u tried a different cable? Dvi to hdmi perhaps ? My brother had the same issues as u with 32"
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July 22, 2012 4:56:07 AM

I don't have anything other than hdmi only
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July 22, 2012 9:58:37 AM

hi,the same issue on my pc just change the txt dpi under control panel display and change lcd tv setting to darker for have better red.
sorry about my bad English.hope it work for you :D 
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July 26, 2012 9:45:25 PM

hmm that didnt help much, i mean things are clear and all but my video playback is terrible..
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July 26, 2012 9:46:56 PM

I'd check TV settings as opposed to computer settings. Like decreasing sharpness.
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July 26, 2012 9:50:37 PM

i did decrease the sharpness, text isn't blurry for me any more its more of the video playback now.
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July 27, 2012 4:31:06 AM

Yeah, this is definitely your TV settings. I had a similar issue on my TV and turning sharpness down to zero helped a lot. I also turned off all of the various image processing effects that the TV had like edge enhancement, motion flow, etc, put it on "game mode" and played around with the different color settings to find the best looking colors. I eventually got mine looking pretty good.
So yeah, I recommend playing around with your TV settings rather than your graphics card settings, and turning off any kind of image processing that your TV has, and sharpness all the way to 0.
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July 27, 2012 2:03:34 PM

Great to know you've made progress.I had to turn down sharpness to in the default mode, But whats the exact issue with Video Playback?
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July 29, 2012 5:18:45 AM

Very blurry. Colors seem off on pretty much everything but I
Might just not be used to the 1080p but the video
Playback. It's just pixelated and blurry
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July 30, 2012 6:31:56 PM

cheesedog31 said:
Very blurry. Colors seem off on pretty much everything but I
Might just not be used to the 1080p but the video
Playback. It's just pixelated and blurry


What kind of video are you playing?

If it is just like streaming off of the internet, it might just be really low-quality video.

Have you tried playing any video that is actually good quality 1080p?
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July 30, 2012 7:02:28 PM

Do you think the problem is that his resolution is just to high for the card? Try playing a video when the pc's resolution is turn down a notch or 2.
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July 31, 2012 4:10:12 PM

Well my card says 1080p is supported, and even on videos that aren't low quality things aren't as clear as they are on my other monitor (which is set up right next to it in 1024 x 768 resolution)
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July 31, 2012 7:28:11 PM

cheesedog31 said:
Well my card says 1080p is supported, and even on videos that aren't low quality things aren't as clear as they are on my other monitor (which is set up right next to it in 1024 x 768 resolution)


It sounds to me like the video is just not high enough quality.

For example, if you watch 1024x768 video on a 1024x768 monitor, it will look perfectly sharp because it is using every pixel on the screen.

If you watch that same 1024x768 video on a 1920x1080 screen, the video will look kind of blurry. That is because it is taking the 1024x768 video and stretching it to fill in 1920x1080 pixels. Does that make sense?

Try finding a video that is 1080p quality, and then watch it on your TV. That should look very sharp. If it does not, then something else is the problem. But to me this just sounds like low-res video being played on a high def screen, and of course it looks kind of blurry.
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July 31, 2012 8:01:28 PM

Okay I see what you mean everything is clear but im still kind of having trouble with my color. For example everything seems off when compared to my other monitor. I'll take some print screens of each and attach them
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July 31, 2012 8:10:59 PM

cheesedog31 said:
Okay I see what you mean everything is clear but im still kind of having trouble with my color. For example everything seems off when compared to my other monitor. I'll take some print screens of each and attach them


Every different monitor and TV will have different color reproduction. All you can do is play around with the color settings. I would do this on the TV itself rather than in CCC.

By the way, it might be that the colors on your monitor are off, not just the colors on your TV.

Most TVs will have some preset color options that you can cycle through. Sometimes they are called things like "warm" "cool" "movie" "natural" "pro" "custom". Things like that. You can try looking at these various presets to see if there are any that you like. The alternative is to mess around with the color settings yourself, individually altering things like, red, blue, green, brightness, contrast, etc.

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July 31, 2012 8:14:24 PM

I think I finally got it. I like the color it's outputting and that 1080p video looks perfect! Thanks guys
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July 31, 2012 8:18:52 PM

cheesedog31 said:
I think I finally got it. I like the color it's outputting and that 1080p video looks perfect! Thanks guys


No problem, I remember going through all that hassle the first time I tried to use my TV as a monitor. It can be frustrating, but usually looks pretty good when you get the settings right.

Glad it is working well now!
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August 1, 2012 12:28:24 PM

Good to know youve got it sorted. I know how frustrating it gets.
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