Hi guys. For over a week now I have been having this issue and the anxiety of it all is driving me up the wall. I believe the PC issue happened first. I don't have much money to blow so I been trying to narrow down the problem before I call some repair guy.
PC issue: Pc Monitor stuck displaying 16 bit color + images and videos do not appear sharp at all. Horrible image quality for photos and videos while text looks fine. This occured sometime after my pc fan was running really loudly as a result of a new Nvidia Driver on Feb 18th 2013. Possibly my motherboard or such got overheated? I hooked up another monitor for testing but problem remained. Therefor the issue cannot be merely my monitor. Under device manager instead of displaying full name it simply shows ''generic pnp monitor''. In desktop under 'screen resolution' and 'advanced settings' it shows generic pnp monitor + '32 bit color' yet the display is clearly only 16 bit. Thus this must be a hardware issue or a software issue. Possibly corrupted video driver? Images and videos also appear rough. It's worse than just a 16-bit color issue.
TV Issue: Additionally every single television in my house has a very similar color problem. Extremely pale colors but with abundant over saturation especially on reds which can sometimes be extremely bright and appear to bleed. Overall the color range is absolutely reduced. How this happened I have no clue but all 3 televisions without exception have this issue. Changing color, brightness and other settings does nothing to solve the problem. When I check the menu on the LG remote control at the bottom of the picture settings it states RGB-PC for some reason. An LG correspondent informed me that this means my LG television is displaying in RGB despite it being hooked up only via HDMI. The faded colors and over saturation is an issue present in all 3 televisions in my home. It appears the 'color space' might be effected. Rogers Cable guy came but said the cable boxes were fine, he mentioned that the signal feed was high but the turned it down a bit though that did not resolve the issue. He said the problem could not be on their end but who knows.
I am at a loss of what to do right now. How is it that my PC is effected but also every single one of my televisions? Every single tv cannot simply have broken components all of a sudden and all at the same time. The faces of any person often comes up pale orange and if there is a light source the over saturation is extreme. If there are certain reds on the screen they appear extremely overblown. I am concerned that my television along with my family's tvs will have image burn in or other issues eventually aside from this current mess.
My PC is Windows 7 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce 550ti
8 gigs of ram
AMD phenom II quad core @ 2.6ghz
Our Televisions are (likely not relevant):
Sony Wega Triniton 32 inch something
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/xdISHh0aLyxV1atHNBlYLae -my detailed computer information
Edited by Alex009999, 27 February 2013 - 10:09 AM.