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  1. I am having the weirdest problem with my monitor. About a month ago, I upgraded my graphics card to a card with a HDMI out. My monitor has an HDMI in, a DVI in and a VGA in. My monitor is 720p with a max resolution of 1366x768 and a max refresh of 60. When I hooked up the HDMI cable, it force my monitor into 1600x900. Any other resolution ether did not work or looked awful. It also made everything blurry. I just switched back to VGA and now it's blurry to (it wasn't before). I'm at a complete loss what to do. I can't afford a new monitor and I know it's not the cables or card (dragged my TV in here to test it, sadly I can't keep it in here). Any techies in here that might be able to help? #

    Sunday, 13-May-12 04:27:17 UTC from web
    1. @1pony4all ...So let me get this straight. You plugged in the HDMI, and it forced the resolution to 1600x900, which I'm going to assume worked (considering you didn't say it _didn't_ work), and yet the max resolution is 1366x768? I'm confused.

      Sunday, 13-May-12 04:30:08 UTC from IdentiCurse
      1. @redenchilada So was I, yes it did work. It won't work with the VGA cable though.

        Sunday, 13-May-12 04:31:02 UTC from web
        1. @1pony4all Wouldn't that mean your monitor's native resolution is 1600x900? If you're running a lower resolution than your monitor supports, if it's an LCD you'll get that blurring. It's because lower resolutions are upscaled, as LCDs cannot physically adjust their display resolution. No clue why it wasn't doing that before, though.

          Sunday, 13-May-12 04:36:43 UTC from web
          1. @redenchilada if I set it to 1600/900 when the VGA cable is connected, the monitor doesn't detect the input anymore.

            Sunday, 13-May-12 04:37:56 UTC from web
            1. @1pony4all My TV does that too. It only goes to 1366x768 through VGA, but HDMI goes all the way to 1920x1080. I'm assuming it's a limitation in the VGA standard, but I'm not sure.

              Sunday, 13-May-12 04:43:28 UTC from IdentiCurse
              1. @redenchilada so that pretty much just means that this monitor is a POS... right?

                Sunday, 13-May-12 04:45:04 UTC from web
                1. @1pony4all No, you're just hitting a bottleneck somewhere along the line. Just use the HDMI cable, bud, it'll be fine.

                  Sunday, 13-May-12 04:46:32 UTC from IdentiCurse
                  1. @redenchilada guess I forgot to mention that the HDMI cable was just as blurry didn't I? Sorry. #

                    Sunday, 13-May-12 04:49:53 UTC from web
                    1. @1pony4all At 1600x900, or just at 1366x768?

                      Sunday, 13-May-12 04:51:20 UTC from IdentiCurse
                      1. @redenchilada both, at 1600/900 it was the most tolerable, anything else ether said "No input" or was really awful to look at. Text has halos around it, the colors were way off, everything looked way over sharp even with the sharpness all the way down.

                        Sunday, 13-May-12 04:53:47 UTC from web
                        1. @1pony4all ...Hm. Does your monitor support 1920x1080, by chance? I'm not sure at this point if the problem is an upscaled resolution or if there's actually a problem with your graphics card, considering how you say the colors are also off.

                          Sunday, 13-May-12 04:56:15 UTC from IdentiCurse
                          1. @redenchilada that res worked with the HDMI card, but it still looked really bad. I'm sure the problem isn't with the card because it worked just fine on my living room TV once I got it to the right resolution.

                            Sunday, 13-May-12 04:58:09 UTC from web
                            1. @1pony4all Well, a monitor should be used with the highest resolution it supports to avoid blurring, I know that much. You might have to adjust the color settings and such on your monitor. I'm not too sure on the specifics though, since my experience with LCD monitors is honestly pretty limited.

                              Sunday, 13-May-12 05:03:15 UTC from IdentiCurse
                              1. @redenchilada I really have to believe that this monitor is a piece, I messed with the colors for hours. Nothing. Makes me sad really.

                                Sunday, 13-May-12 05:04:28 UTC from web
                                1. @1pony4all But the monitor worked fine _before_ this, right? ...I'm confused. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance.

                                  Sunday, 13-May-12 05:06:12 UTC from IdentiCurse
                                  1. @redenchilada Welcome to my world, if you start feeling dizzy, there are airsick bags on your right. thanks anyways.

                                    Sunday, 13-May-12 05:07:59 UTC from web
    2. @1pony4all I have that same problem with my other TV. Sometimes it is the manufacturer. Is it a Phillips?

      Sunday, 13-May-12 04:30:45 UTC from web
      1. @noirbatch It's a Westinghouse... *shudder* It was a gift and like I said, I can't afford a new one.

        Sunday, 13-May-12 04:31:40 UTC from web
        1. @1pony4all Hmm I never had a problem with Westinghouse actually. Although I have heard that some cards do not like Westinghouse monitors. How old is it?

          Sunday, 13-May-12 04:32:58 UTC from web
          1. @noirbatch It's 2 years old, but It was bought last year. It was working fine on the new card before I used the HDMI cable though.

            Sunday, 13-May-12 04:34:32 UTC from web
            1. @1pony4all Hmm interesting, I never recall it being what I would say noodly towards VGA. I am at a loss for troubleshooting friend. I wish I could be more of help. I would have to be there actually messing with the cables

              Sunday, 13-May-12 04:36:38 UTC from web
              1. @noirbatch I understand, thanks anyway.

                Sunday, 13-May-12 04:38:11 UTC from web
                1. @1pony4all I hope @redenchilada can help you more

                  Sunday, 13-May-12 04:38:44 UTC from web

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