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Fuzzy picture with DVI input from NVIDIA PC Card

I have a windows XP machine with dual SLi cards. When I use the VGA input to the Philips TV/Monitor I get a decent picture. My thought was the digital output would be even better. I purchased a $50 DVI cable from Best Buy and find that the picture is much worse than the cheap VGA cable...I've tried playing with all the settings I could find but to no avail. You can barely read the screen. Any thoughts before I give up on this set as a digital monitor?

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Re: Fuzzy picture with DVI input from NVIDIA PC Card

I have the same TV and I found that increasing the DPI percentage (Dots Per Inch) you could reduce the fuzzy stuff, but in its still no where close to being the same quality as VGA. Hope that helps.

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Re: Fuzzy picture with DVI input from NVIDIA PC Card

You need to set the PC screen resolution to as neear as possible to the TV's pixel resolution - 1366 x 768

Try 1360 x 768, or failing that, 1280 x 768.

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Make sure that the VGA port is enabled on the computer. (Some newer computers have a different video port enabled initially.) This may require entering your BIOS just after turning on the computer. Usually you need to strike Esc, F1 or F2 repeatedly starting when you press the power button. (F10 is also a BIOS access with some manufacturers - the key will be listed in a splash screen that is only visible for a few seconds.)

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I hope this helps.

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Im trying to use my TV as my monitor for my pc?

What problem are you having? The connection should be fairly straight forward depending on your computer's video out. You can use a VGA cable, DVI to HDMI (check your graphics card manual for single link or dual link on the DVI side), or component video (even S-video). If you have HDMI out on the video card, use an HDMI cable. If you want to connect to the TV's speakers, you need at least an 3.5 mm audio cable (or 3.5 mm to RCA audio).

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I hope this helps.

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Connecting an LCD TV to a computer to use as TV and Comp. Monitor.

Im no expert on the subject, but I use my L37 for a monitor, and use just the vga adapter. It works good as a monitor, and both dvds and my hdtv wonder tuner card look great through the vga connection. They do make adapters for dvi to hdmi. Although, hdmi also carries sound, but you wont get that out of your dvi output from your card. So you might not have sound when using that connection, as your tv may not look to the headphone type jack used for sound imput from your computer when you select the hdmi source on it. If you have speakers already connected to your computer you may not care. Also if you have a 720 p Vizio, 1366x768 is the highest resolution you are going to get out of it anyway, if I'm not mistaken. I'm Not sure why you would need 2 connectios to the same monitor either. I posted 1 link below because they had several dvi to hdmi adapters. Hope that helps.

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