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    How to connect PC to HDTV to cover the whole 16:9

    I have tried to connect the PC to HDTV through VGA port. There are always two black bars on the side of the screen. It is similar to watching the SD program on HDTV.

    According to the manual, this HDTV supports VGA, SVGA, XGA and DTV. It has VGA and DVI input.

    Do I need special device or special video card to cover the whole 16:9 area?

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    Re: How to connect PC to HDTV to cover the whole 1

    I've not done this myself, but I think you may need to adjust the resolution on your PC to use the wide screen formats. For example, 1280 x 768, rather than 1024 x 768.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: How to connect PC to HDTV to cover the whole 1

    Hi Chris,

    Yes, you are right. It was the resolution issue.

    The PC connected to the HDTV was an old one. Since the video card did not support high resolutions, HDTV set the input at 800x600. After I switched to a newer PC, the 1280x720 resolution on the newer PC covered the whole screen.

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to connect PC to HDTV to cover the whole 1

    Phew! Not bad for guessing <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>.

    Now, I want to get a widescreen laptop, to match with my dream widescreen HDTV <img src=/S/broke.gif border=0 alt=broke width=31 height=23>
    Christopher Baldrey

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