Hi All ...I have swoped my square monitor for a wide screen monitor and the display is squashed or stretched.....story so far
1. checked the monitor ...thats fine
2. down loaded the monitor driver and installed as default [ reports working fine ]
3. installed the latest graphics card update
4. alterd the display slider for adjustment but this only makes the desktop icons [ inside a frame ] smaller or larger...the wallpaper stays the same size and distorted ....IM beginning to think its the graphics card ...what do you think? ....regards Stevie P
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Wide screen monitor distortionDepending upon the screen resolution that has been set inDisplay, the image will be distorted on these large wide screen monitors. Create a large circle image using a draw program such as Paint (hold down theShift key as you create the circle as it will draw a perfect circle). Open Control Panel - Display - Settings tab and adjust the Screen resolutionslider, increase or decrease the screen resolution then bring the circle imageto the front and check the image, if the circle is still distorted then changethe screen resolution and check the circle again until you are satisfied withthe image of the circle. When you are satisfied then click apply.
On the monitor itself, I am guessing this is a desktop? There are buttons for adjustment. Look for the menu button around the bezel of the monitor and press it. Scroll through the settings for the default setting and press that. Once the default settings are made for the monitor, then you can go to the graphics settings available through windows to get the resolution straightened out.
Your entire desktop is probably stretched left to right.
You need to adjust the resolution of your computers video card in the
display properties to one that the widescreen will accept correctly.
There is a chance that your video card may not have the correct
resolutions available. If this is the case then you may be stuck with
this view until you change coputers or video cards.
to get to display properties based on win2k or xp
Right click in the center of your desktop, choose properties, go to
settings and there you should see the resolutions available. Try
different ones till you find a good one, you may have to settle for one
that is close to your monitors setup if the exact one isn't available.
If using a laptop with a standard screen with the wide monitor, you may
need to disable the laptop screen and use just the monitor to get the
correct resolution on the monitor.
Hope this instruction well do solve like I met some problem like this. Try to reset the monitors setting manually in OSD (on screen display) mode. Look for frequency settings start at lower and have test it all. Respectively try to configure the video card frequency settings at Operating System GUID (Graphics user interface display) video card setting properties. Start from lower frequency and notice the each changes. When perfectly proportionate select Apply settings.
the original image size was probably recorded in 4:3 aspect ratio...meaning your widescreen is a 16:9 ratio size screen and is stretching it outwards to fill the whole screen. If you want the image to look normal.. ie. not short and fat people.... you need to change the picture size in the settings from widescreen 16:9 to normal 4:3 tv in the settings menu most likely...Also most remotes will/should have a button for that.