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Using the TV as a vista computer monitor.

When i hook up my pc to my monitor the only resolution I have is 640*480 resulting in huge icons. Are there driver updates ?

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If you have connected to the TV via the DVI input, the TV should allow you to go to 1024x768.

S-Video, CVBS (composite) or scart connections will only allow 640x480 as these inputs are only standard def.

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Try a different refresh rate as well.

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