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kal_lmn
I bought a Samsung 1080p HD smart TV a while back. I recently got both a HDMI-DVI and a HDMI-HDMI cable. My video card supports either two DVI inputs for dual monitors, and it also has a HDMI port. I tried the HDMI-DVI cable first, and it appears to be working fine, with one problem thats not really a PROBLEM, but kind of annoying.

When I drap a window over to my secondary monitor and click to make the window fullscreen, it seems that a portion of the upper an lower sections of the window get cut off (little over half of the window bar for dragging/minimizing/maximizing) and about the same on bottom as well. For example, I fullscreen a youtube video and can see the progress bar just fine, but the whole bar with the play button, resolution settings, and captions are cut off. I can click beneath the screen to guess where it is at, and if I click it, it still works.

So what am I to do? I tried lowering the resolution on the second monitor, but it seems to only SLIGHTLY fix the problem (cuts off still, only SLIGHTLY less).
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    kal_lmn

    While I am here, I might as well ask a side question. Is there a way to setup my TV (second Monitor) also act as a pair of speakers, or have items on it play sounds through it's speakers?

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    Slayer_

    This depends on your video card.

    Some have built in audio chips to do this, you have to enable this in the control panel.
    Otherwise require you to run a cable from the bother board to the video card. It's usually two wires that look like small square pegs about a centimeter tall and 2 millimeters thick.

    Also, you have to set your default playback device in Windows. I don't know how to do this in Windows 7.
    In XP, I used to do this and use the TV for videos off my computer. GOM player had the ability to redirect the sound to a different sound card, so I had the integrated sound going to the TV speakers, and the sound card sound going to the computer speakers. This allowed me to have two audio tracks playing at the same time without overlapping.

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    Slayer_

    Meant to say motherboard not bother board.
    That's a humorous typo.

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    andrew232006

    I don't think it is possible with DVI to HDMI. You'd need a separate audio cable to the tv. It should work using HDMI - HDMI, depending on your video card. Usually you just need to change the default playback device as mentioned above.

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    Slayer_

    I'm doing it on my desktop.
    my 9600GT has a plug on the outer side that you run cables to from the motherboard. This gives the card audio.

    I don't know if it is the same for AMD, and I know that newer cards have the audio built into the card now. So without knowing what his video card is, I can't be more specific.

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    OH Smeg

    Is to feed the Audio Out of the computer to the Audio In on the TV.

    I'm not sure about the TV here as normally you need to enter the Menu System and alter the Borders of the screen. I'm not sure how that would affect the TV displaying a TV Picture as apposed to a Computer Image.

    Col

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    gechurch

    I take it your secondary monitor is your TV? That's a pretty common issue with using TVs. Both Nvidia and Ati Catalyst Control Center have a section in their software that lets you adjust this setting (it's called overscan from memory). I can't remember the exact reason (Google will know), but TVs will cut off a portion of your nice 1920x1080 image when coming from a computer. The overscan setting basically tells the video card to pump out an image slightly less than 1920x1080 (like 1912x1068 or whatever). It's just a matter of finding the area to adjust this and then playing around until the image looks right.

    As long as your video card has a built in sound card you can have audio play through your TV. You will need to use the HDMI-HDMI cable though (as DVI supports video only). It's just a matter of plugging in the HDMI cable and choosing that as your audio output.

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    Allsysgo

    Are you using Windows 7 or 8? If so, they will automatically adjust for best resolution. Keep the 1920x1080, just change the scanning on the TV from 16:9 to something like "Just Scan" on LGs or something like that on yours. Check your manual.
    You should use HDMI from the video card if you want both video and sound. DVI is just video. Just change the source to HDMI in the sound control panel by clicking on the sound icon in your system tray (near the clock), click "mixer" and change the drop down menu from "Device" to the item that has HDMI after its name. If none do, then the driver for the video card has not been properly installed. Check the instructions that came with your card.

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    Charles Bundy

    on the TV. Not certain where that would be in your menu but on my Panasonic it's under [Setup] - [Picture Overscan] - [On/Off].

    Hope that helps!

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    Slayer_

    This was my solution as well

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    OH Smeg

    Is to feed the Audio Out of the computer to the Audio In on the TV.

    I'm not sure about the TV here as normally you need to enter the Menu System and alter the Borders of the screen. I'm not sure how that would affect the TV displaying a TV Picture as apposed to a Computer Image.

    Col

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    gechurch

    I take it your secondary monitor is your TV? That's a pretty common issue with using TVs. Both Nvidia and Ati Catalyst Control Center have a section in their software that lets you adjust this setting (it's called overscan from memory). I can't remember the exact reason (Google will know), but TVs will cut off a portion of your nice 1920x1080 image when coming from a computer. The overscan setting basically tells the video card to pump out an image slightly less than 1920x1080 (like 1912x1068 or whatever). It's just a matter of finding the area to adjust this and then playing around until the image looks right.

    As long as your video card has a built in sound card you can have audio play through your TV. You will need to use the HDMI-HDMI cable though (as DVI supports video only). It's just a matter of plugging in the HDMI cable and choosing that as your audio output.

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    Allsysgo

    Are you using Windows 7 or 8? If so, they will automatically adjust for best resolution. Keep the 1920x1080, just change the scanning on the TV from 16:9 to something like "Just Scan" on LGs or something like that on yours. Check your manual.
    You should use HDMI from the video card if you want both video and sound. DVI is just video. Just change the source to HDMI in the sound control panel by clicking on the sound icon in your system tray (near the clock), click "mixer" and change the drop down menu from "Device" to the item that has HDMI after its name. If none do, then the driver for the video card has not been properly installed. Check the instructions that came with your card.

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    Charles Bundy

    on the TV. Not certain where that would be in your menu but on my Panasonic it's under [Setup] - [Picture Overscan] - [On/Off].

    Hope that helps!

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    kal_lmn

    While I am here, I might as well ask a side question. Is there a way to setup my TV (second Monitor) also act as a pair of speakers, or have items on it play sounds through it's speakers?

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    Slayer_

    This depends on your video card.

    Some have built in audio chips to do this, you have to enable this in the control panel.
    Otherwise require you to run a cable from the bother board to the video card. It's usually two wires that look like small square pegs about a centimeter tall and 2 millimeters thick.

    Also, you have to set your default playback device in Windows. I don't know how to do this in Windows 7.
    In XP, I used to do this and use the TV for videos off my computer. GOM player had the ability to redirect the sound to a different sound card, so I had the integrated sound going to the TV speakers, and the sound card sound going to the computer speakers. This allowed me to have two audio tracks playing at the same time without overlapping.

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    Slayer_

    Meant to say motherboard not bother board.
    That's a humorous typo.

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    andrew232006

    I don't think it is possible with DVI to HDMI. You'd need a separate audio cable to the tv. It should work using HDMI - HDMI, depending on your video card. Usually you just need to change the default playback device as mentioned above.

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    Slayer_

    I'm doing it on my desktop.
    my 9600GT has a plug on the outer side that you run cables to from the motherboard. This gives the card audio.

    I don't know if it is the same for AMD, and I know that newer cards have the audio built into the card now. So without knowing what his video card is, I can't be more specific.

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    OH Smeg

    Is to feed the Audio Out of the computer to the Audio In on the TV.

    I'm not sure about the TV here as normally you need to enter the Menu System and alter the Borders of the screen. I'm not sure how that would affect the TV displaying a TV Picture as apposed to a Computer Image.

    Col

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    gechurch

    I take it your secondary monitor is your TV? That's a pretty common issue with using TVs. Both Nvidia and Ati Catalyst Control Center have a section in their software that lets you adjust this setting (it's called overscan from memory). I can't remember the exact reason (Google will know), but TVs will cut off a portion of your nice 1920x1080 image when coming from a computer. The overscan setting basically tells the video card to pump out an image slightly less than 1920x1080 (like 1912x1068 or whatever). It's just a matter of finding the area to adjust this and then playing around until the image looks right.

    As long as your video card has a built in sound card you can have audio play through your TV. You will need to use the HDMI-HDMI cable though (as DVI supports video only). It's just a matter of plugging in the HDMI cable and choosing that as your audio output.

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    Allsysgo

    Are you using Windows 7 or 8? If so, they will automatically adjust for best resolution. Keep the 1920x1080, just change the scanning on the TV from 16:9 to something like "Just Scan" on LGs or something like that on yours. Check your manual.
    You should use HDMI from the video card if you want both video and sound. DVI is just video. Just change the source to HDMI in the sound control panel by clicking on the sound icon in your system tray (near the clock), click "mixer" and change the drop down menu from "Device" to the item that has HDMI after its name. If none do, then the driver for the video card has not been properly installed. Check the instructions that came with your card.

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    Charles Bundy

    on the TV. Not certain where that would be in your menu but on my Panasonic it's under [Setup] - [Picture Overscan] - [On/Off].

    Hope that helps!

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    Slayer_

    This was my solution as well

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    OH Smeg

    Is to feed the Audio Out of the computer to the Audio In on the TV.

    I'm not sure about the TV here as normally you need to enter the Menu System and alter the Borders of the screen. I'm not sure how that would affect the TV displaying a TV Picture as apposed to a Computer Image.

    Col

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    gechurch

    I take it your secondary monitor is your TV? That's a pretty common issue with using TVs. Both Nvidia and Ati Catalyst Control Center have a section in their software that lets you adjust this setting (it's called overscan from memory). I can't remember the exact reason (Google will know), but TVs will cut off a portion of your nice 1920x1080 image when coming from a computer. The overscan setting basically tells the video card to pump out an image slightly less than 1920x1080 (like 1912x1068 or whatever). It's just a matter of finding the area to adjust this and then playing around until the image looks right.

    As long as your video card has a built in sound card you can have audio play through your TV. You will need to use the HDMI-HDMI cable though (as DVI supports video only). It's just a matter of plugging in the HDMI cable and choosing that as your audio output.

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    Allsysgo

    Are you using Windows 7 or 8? If so, they will automatically adjust for best resolution. Keep the 1920x1080, just change the scanning on the TV from 16:9 to something like "Just Scan" on LGs or something like that on yours. Check your manual.
    You should use HDMI from the video card if you want both video and sound. DVI is just video. Just change the source to HDMI in the sound control panel by clicking on the sound icon in your system tray (near the clock), click "mixer" and change the drop down menu from "Device" to the item that has HDMI after its name. If none do, then the driver for the video card has not been properly installed. Check the instructions that came with your card.

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    Charles Bundy

    on the TV. Not certain where that would be in your menu but on my Panasonic it's under [Setup] - [Picture Overscan] - [On/Off].

    Hope that helps!