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 Post subject: Using my TV as a gaming monitor
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:00 am 
8086
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I have a 42" Sony Bravia LCD TV, and I've run an HDMI cable from my pc to the TV. This works just fine when I'm using any programs that are windowed. But when I try to get a PC game to output to the tv, it doesn't work. I've tried several different games. I set the TV as monitor 1 in control panel, and set windows to display on monitor 1 (the games only seem to run on the main monitor), but when I launch the game, the TV screen goes completely black for about 30 seconds, then my PC reverts my regular 22" monitor back to monitor 1 and minimizes the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Using my TV as a gaming monitor
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:11 am 
Clawhammer
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Ensure that the game is running at the TV's supported resolution. Alternatively, tell your GPU to do all image scaling on it and not on the display.


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 Post subject: Re: Using my TV as a gaming monitor
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:13 pm 
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Well, Skyrim for instance, doesn't go up high enough to reach my TV's resolution. Does that mean I'm SOL?


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 Post subject: Re: Using my TV as a gaming monitor
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Problem solved. I had to set windows to output only to my TV first, then load the game. That was the only way it'll give me the option for full resolution.


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