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Panasonic viera doesn't display computer correctly

When I connect my Sony Vaio to my 42" Panasonic Viera 720p plasma via the HDMI input, the screen is not displayed properly. It cuts off about 5% on every side, like it is "zoomed in" too far. I can't figure out how to adjust this. Any help? I tried changing the resolution but edges of the screen are still missing. I'm using Ubuntu.

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Same problem!

  • jcaesar Feb 01, 2009

    Me too. I read the manual that came with the tv and under the hdmi section it says that this port is not for computer connection - it actually says that, but doesn't say why. Maybe this is the reason. I hope not. I too have been messing around with the resolution and haven't been able to adjust it.

    Anyone, please help. You'd be saving a man who would be murdered if he had to tell his wife they need a new tv!

  • gcharlie805 Apr 29, 2009

    yeah in the manual it says pc connection via hdmi is not assumed? anyways ive tried going from vga to dvi and from dvi to hdmi and it still doesnt work. i heard that only works with mac? the other thing ive tried is converting from vga to rgb (component) and still nothing. I called a couple of low voltage retailers and they say I need a converter box, which converts the vga (analog signal to rgb digital) the converter box costs around 200 im still waiting on it. I will give you an update as soon as i try it. I also tried svideo to rgb and i do get picture but its black and white with no sound. Next time you buy a tv make sure it comes with a vga input or that atleast the hdmi inpurt is compatible with plug and play for pc/laptop. I do have a 32 in vizio and it has vga input, but i use the hdmi input for my laptop and it works fine.

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Right click onyour desktop and click properties (Windows XP) or personalize (Windows Vista).
Click the tab that says Settings(XP) or the link that says Display Settings (Vista)
Adjust your resolution by sliding the bar up or down until your dispaly matched the optimum resolution of your TV.

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I have had what is fundamentally the same problem. I have a desktop PC that I am plugging in to my Panasonic Viera TX-32LZD80. I am using DVI connection plugged in to HDMI port.

The solution is fairly simple; use the Menu button on the TV remote to get to the Main Menu for the TV and then select Setup which should be the fourth of four options. This will get you to the Setup Menu for the TV for the current channel. Look for the Picture Overscan option, it will very probably be set to On if you have the problem of %5 or so of display being missing on all sides.

Switch Picture Overscan to Off.

This immediately should solve your problem. A note of warning on this is that I suspected this was the problem but when I first looked at the Setup Menu I could not find the Picture Overscan option.

If you are unable to find the Picture Overscan option then trying fiddling with the Aspect settings. You will probably find it set to Auto. Switch it to 16:9 and you should find the Picture Overscan option will be available from the Setup Menu.

Hope it works for you.

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