HDMI Connections to AV Receiver & TV
hoping for some help or advice, and realising that i am a novice, hope that i don't get chewed up and spat out.
I was, until last night, happily usings a bog standard HP M8190 media centre PC running vista, with Nvidia Geforce 8600GT and (i think) a Realtek sound card connected to a LCD flat panel by DVI (video) and L/R analog audio. Flat panel is a Hitachi 32" with native resolution of 1360x768, yamaha AV receiver is RXV861.
The realtek control panel supports digital output to HDMI output and the Nvidia supports both HDMI and DVI. I connected the PC to the receiver by HDMI cable and the receiver to the TV by HDMI, changed output settings in realtek and shutdown to restart to enable the HDMI output in the nvidia control panel (this would not switch from DVI to HDMI until i restarted and disconnected the DVI.)
All seems to work, except.
1. cannot get the native resolution (or even higher or lower resolutions) to fit on the monitor, as the outer edge of the desktop is outside the screen extent (just.) Have tried all the scaling options in nvidia and the full range of resoltions but not successful.
2. the screen text is poorly reproduced, looking blurry, assume that this has something to do with the resolution issue.
3. try to play DVD using media centre, and get a 'this disc has copy protection, cannot play in current output mode" message.
Does anyone have any experience in adopting the HDMI connections instead of digital coax or line level outputs and any suggestions that might overcome the resolution/scaling issues i am experiencing?
Hoping someone with a bit more experience has overcome similar issues.