I bought a ASUS VH236HL-P Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor (Newegg Item#: N82E16824236065 ) I used DVI cable that come with the monitor which works petter good under 1920x1080, then I tried the HDMI cable , opps , there is a 2inches black area around the screen. I tried to set the resolution from ATi control center(OCC?) , same result. Then I tried 1680x1050. OK it is full screen now, but a little less clear then 1080.
Is there anyway I can fit it?
why do I want to use HDMI? I know that HDMI and DVI import same quality picture because they use the sam technology. First HDMI is one cable(monitor has built in speaker) . If I use DVI then I have to use 3.5mm cable. My motherboard has built in HD audio output, so I believe HDMI sound is better than 3.5mm cable sound.
Another question? There is a SPDIF port on both my motherboard and Monitor and my theather system(Panasonic Home Theater Sound System SC-PT660). Can I use thie port to connect my PC to Monitor or Theater system and use them as speaker? Here is my PC built.
ASUS PCE-N13 PCI Express Wireless Adapter63909397 (N82E16833320048)
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM63909397 (N82E16827106289)
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive63909397 (N82E16822152181)
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C963909397 (N82E16820145260)
I was having the same problem on my Asus 24"". I was getting very fustrated that I couldn't utilize the "full" screen.
Just chiming in to say thanks for the solution!
Now I am still using DVI +3.5mm audio cable, why? Everytime I reboot, the screen go back to small size. Then I have to manually adjust it. When I play games like Prince_of_Persia 4 , the screen become small again, and there is no way to turn it back.