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Old 12-14-16, 11:12 AM
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PC to TV Resolution

I recently purchased a new HTPC for my living room. The old one started on Win 8 and I did the free upgrade to 10. It displayed on the TV without issue. The new one is on Win 7 and doesn't recognize the TV as a HD monitor. It shows as a generic VGA monitor (although hooked up via HDMI) and doesn't give me proper options for resolution. Defaulted to 800x600.

Any ideas how I can resolve? Do I just need a driver of some type, which isn't part of Win 7?
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Old 12-16-16, 09:55 AM
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Re: PC to TV Resolution

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
I recently purchased a new HTPC for my living room. The old one started on Win 8 and I did the free upgrade to 10. It displayed on the TV without issue. The new one is on Win 7 and doesn't recognize the TV as a HD monitor. It shows as a generic VGA monitor (although hooked up via HDMI) and doesn't give me proper options for resolution. Defaulted to 800x600.

Any ideas how I can resolve? Do I just need a driver of some type, which isn't part of Win 7?
Sounds like a standard driver issue, figure out what your graphic card is an update it.
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Old 12-16-16, 02:55 PM
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Re: PC to TV Resolution

As noted above, very likely the video drivers. It may or may not actually recognize the TV by name (it usually does), but at a minimum it should communicate with the TV and give a proper list of supported resolutions. Which again, is a function of the video drivers.
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