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#1 vancreef

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:46 AM

i have a 47" LCD TV that has a VGA input to connect to a PC. I have a laptop and have connected the two with a VGA lead but i can't get my TV to display my desktop without chopping both ends of the picture off. dispite changing loads of settings on my laptop, the best i can get is either a tiny, compressed image in the middle of my TV screen or a fullscreen but with the "start button" and the time missing from either side. the TV has several aspect ratios but this function is not avaiable when the PC input is selected, so i cant change anything on the TV. my laptop has graphics options , one is fullscreen, but this just gives a "zoomed in" appearance and cuts off the taskbar as well. the TV is 1920x1080 pixels, so i tried changing the output from the laptop to this setting but it didn't work. any ideas?

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:02 AM

Hi vancreef.
Without knowing the HW you're working with, it's going to make it more difficult to help you.
Please post make and model of both the laptop and the lcd television.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 08:10 AM

sorry.
the TV is a Toshiba 47WLT66.
the laptop is a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V3405 with Windows XP home.
thanks.

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Posted 18 March 2007 - 10:38 AM

Hi again vancreef.
Sorry it took me a while to get back. To be honest, I lost track of a few posts, including this one.
Anyway, this will be easier if we are both looking at your television manual. According to the manual, while in the pc setup menu, you should be able to adjust horizontal and vertical height, width and position to anything you desire. The full manual is here in pdf, see page 30.
And just so we're straight on your notebook, the television is showing as a secondary display, correct?

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:58 AM

hi and thanks for your reply. the setting on my LCD to change the size of the the screen is disabled when the PC is plugged in and no matter how i try to change the aspect ratio of the screen it just reverts back to the default one. any ideas?

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 09:06 AM

Update the video drivers on the Toshiba to see if you can get some additional settings.

I've setup a 47" Panasonic TV without problem at work. I've setup a 32" Sharp at home that won't display properly at 800x600 - but will display correctly at anything over that. And I'm setting up a 32" Sony now at work and do have some problems with the edges of the Windows being off the screen that the settings change wouldn't fix. These are all Desktop PC's tho', and probably have more flexible video cards than the one's built into a laptop.
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