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Using HDTV as a second 1080p Monitor, blurry text.

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September 26, 2012 7:26:15 PM

I'm using a Insignia HDTV with a native resolution of 720p but it can support up to 1080p. I have it connected with a HDMI to my computer. When ever I have text on screen it looks blurry and is hard to look at. I have had it connected to an old lap top I have and it work fine. I have tried different refresh rates, the settings on my TV and my computer but none of it has worked.

How can i fix this?
September 26, 2012 7:33:38 PM

If text is blurry, then open CCC and find overscan page. Set overscan to 0%. Click apply.
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September 26, 2012 7:50:12 PM

You sure it can support 1080p, not 1080i. I would think if it could support it, that its native resolution would be 1080p. If it does happen to be 1080i instead, blurry text is a consequence of interlace video.
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September 26, 2012 7:51:46 PM

If you do not set your TV to native res. then anything above that you will get some blur. As your TV is stretching the pixels to create 1080p.
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September 26, 2012 8:03:09 PM

Could this be fixed by use a VGA Instead of a HDMI?
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September 26, 2012 8:21:12 PM

Yo Sol, unfortunately, there is (currently) a visible noticeable difference in clarity of text (or graphics to a lesser extent e.g. videos) when using any TV compared to a dedicated PC monitor. Might seem strange, but this has been true for a long, long time.

The best you can do, as has been said by others, is to make sure your TV (native) and PC output resolution matches as close as possible.
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September 26, 2012 9:14:28 PM

Possibly go into the tv settings and have the tv auto correct itself or set up the source settings yourself.
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