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Better quality with VGA than with HDMI - something is wrong

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January 29, 2013 5:38:05 PM

Hi there :-)

I just got a Philips pfl5007 tv, and I want to hook it up to my Radeon HD5450 card. It works fine in VGA, but with HDMI, it looks as if the resolution is wrong - even though the 5450 says it spits out 1080 @ 60 Hz.

I imagine the potential is better with HDMI, so I'd like to find a way to sort this out. Do you have any suggestions?

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January 29, 2013 5:51:25 PM

You may need to adjust the overscan(in CCC) to get the image to look right. Many TV's overscan the image resulting in loss of the edges and sometimes a blurring of the video signal.
January 29, 2013 5:59:01 PM

Actually, there is a couple of inches on unused display all around the picture, when I am in HDMI mode. With VGA it is not so.
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January 29, 2013 6:07:52 PM

Thanks a lot nukemaster. Setting the overscan setting to 0% in the CCC and setting the TV not to scale the picture gives me a sharp picture. I am thankful for your help :-)
January 29, 2013 10:23:33 PM

Any time.

Good thing your TV was NOT over scanning : ). Video cards seem to default to under scanning to compensate for the number of TV's that overscan.

My Monitor/TV(It is a PC monitor with some TV inputs) overscans HDMI and I have to scale it back and it never looks that good. Great screen, but poor implementation of HDMI.
January 29, 2013 10:26:19 PM

Best answer selected by SR-71 Blackbird.
January 29, 2013 10:26:22 PM

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