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Bravia LCD as PC Monitor

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smash505    0

Hi,

I recently purchased a Sony Bravia KDL46X2000 and would like to be able to use it as a extra monitor for my pc.

The Bravia supports 1920 x 1080 but the highest resolution on the computer I can set without overscan is 1024 x 768.

The video card on my computer is a ATI Radeon x300, its plugged into the tv by a s-video cable. Ive got all of my drivers installed and ive just installed ATI Tray Tools to see if theres anything I can change in there to get it to work.

I found this under the ATI Display options:

testdt5.jpg

Does that mean that the maximum resolution I can have out of the s-video port is 1024x768?

Ive heard of a program called Powerstrip but im not quite sure about how it works and if it will for my problem..

Can anybody help me out?

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TogaForComfort    1

Can you not connect the LCD via VGA or DVI?

I think 1024x768 is the highest resolution possible via S-video

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Bobster    0

You need to connect your TV via VGA or DVI to get the full resolution. S-Video cannot support resolutions higher than 1024x768.

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smash505    0

Oh ok, thanks for all of the information guys!

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bangbang023    31

I'm surprised s-video even lets you get to that high of a resolution. Either way, don't connect via DVI, only use VGA. HDMI/DVI doesn't always give desirable results when connected to a PC.

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DrCheese    103

Hey.

I brought a DVI > HDMI cable for mine from amazon and that does the job of going up to 1080p res. Its very usable, been watching DVD's from it :D

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lothodon    2

you might also want to move "up" to the new catalyst drivers with the catalyst control center. i personally hate it, but every release of the drivers has added bug fixes and many are specific to outputting to a tv. i see by your screenshot your using either custom drivers or quite old catalysts since the tabs have been gone for quite some time.

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Jason S.    1,503
I'm surprised s-video even lets you get to that high of a resolution. Either way, don't connect via DVI, only use VGA. HDMI/DVI doesn't always give desirable results when connected to a PC.

at first, i bought an HDMI-to-DVI to connect my computer to my tv. the resolution was something really strange... much less than 1920x1080. then, again taking bangbang's advice, i simply connected a VGA cable instead and it works great now at 1920x1080.

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