Widescreen format laptop displays distorted on widescreen format monitor
Posted on 2005-05-02
Hey folks, here's a problem I've been having for some time:
When I hook up my toshiba P20 widescreen laptop (native res: 1440 x 900) to an HDTV widescreen 16:9 (1280 x 720px) monitor/TV, the only display mode that looks undistorted is 4:3 mode. And even then it chops off the top, bottom, left and right of my desktop.
If I drop the laptop screen resolution to a 4:3 format like 1024 x 768, then I get the full desktop on the HDTV, but that sucks, because it's not taking advantage of the maximum # pixels on my monitor.
The video card on the P20 is an nVidia GeForce 4, so it should be able to handle just about anything I can throw at it.
Anyone know how I can maximize my display on the widescreen TV / monitor to take advantage of more pixels? Just doing some simple math, the lowest common resolution would be 1152 x 720.
Appreciate the help in advance folks,
Tom Auger | d3