Output issues?

Hi all, ive got an 8800gtx, and im trying to connect it to my Panasonic Viera 37" hd ready tv, model number th-37px60B. I’m using a dvi to hdmi cable (the one end has an HDMI adapter plugged into it). For some reason ive tried all the possible output types, 720p and so on, but the whatever comes out from my pc, overlaps the tv screen. I know theres an option to reduce the output size, but that doesnt seem to want to do anything. Any suggestions>>??

If you open up your manual/user’s guide it’ll clearly tell you to use the PC input (VGA connector) at the resolution of 1024x768.

is it not possible to use the HD connector? I’m wondering why i cant use that and why it wont work, any particular reason? Is DVI as good>?

The native resolution for your plasma is 1024x720.
720p is 1280x720 so that’s why your not getting it full screen.

From my HTPC I’m using DVI to HDMI to my 42" plasma but I don’t use it as a monitor to avoid burn from static image. I only use it if I want to watch an HD movies or to show other media (image slideshow etc).

i wanted to use it for gaming. So thats why i wanted to do this.

That cheap plasma’s are advertising & marketing BS, IMHO.

heh, it wasnt cheap. And besides, it was just something i wanted to try. I didnt buy it FOR gaming. :rolleyes:

feel free to post something that actually helps :slight_smile:

  1. zevia you’re wrong, native resolution is 1024x768
  2. gregtherotterius, using DVI/HDMI is only supported on a few TVs (mainly 1920x1080 ones), others use VGA.
  3. Use VGA and you’ll be fine. If you want better picture get a better TV.

o rite, cheers.

[QUOTE=DiiZzY;1966212]1. zevia you’re wrong, native resolution is 1024x768

I guess that depends on what spec layout you are looking at.

[B][U]Panasonic TH37PX60[/U][/B]


Product Type Plasma panel with TV tuner - 37"
Width 91.7 cm
Depth 9.5 cm
eight 64.5 cm


Series VIERA
Technology Plasma (PDP)
Diagonal Size 37" - widescreen
Resolution 1024 x 720
TV Type HD ready
PC Interface VGA (HD-15)
Colour Depth Up to 29 billion colours
Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
Image Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Comb Filter 3D digital
Picture Adjustment Standard/Dynamic/Cinema
Features Video noise reduction, Contrast auto tracking system (CATS), Q-link, anti-reflection coating, Real MACH system, Real Black Drive System

[B]TV Tuner[/B]

Tuner Qty 1 tuner(s)
Multi-channel Preview Picture-and-text (PAT)
Stereo Reception System NICAM, A2
Channel Qty 99 channel(s)

[B]Digital TV Tuner[/B]

Digital TV Tuner Type DVB-T

[B]Video Features[/B]

HD Ready Yes
Teletext Yes
Teletext Memory 2000 pages
Parental Channel Lock Yes
NTSC Playback on PAL TV Yes

[B]Remote Control[/B]

Type Universal remote control - infrared
Supported Devices VCR, DVD player

[B]Audio System[/B]

Sound Output Mode Stereo
Speakers Included 2 speakers
Output Power / Total 20 Watt
Speaker(s) 2 x right/left channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt


Connector Type 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - front
1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front
1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - front
1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear
1 x VGA input ( 15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear
1 x SCART (AV in/out / RGB in) ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear
1 x SCART (AV in/out / RGB / S-Video) ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear
1 x SCART (AV in/out / S-Video) ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear
1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear
1 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear

AV Furniture TV stand


Power Device Power supply - internal
Voltage Required AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 0.3 Watt
Power Consumption Operational


[QUOTE=gregtherotterius;1965908]heh, it wasnt cheap. And besides, it was just something i wanted to try. I didnt buy it FOR gaming. :rolleyes:

feel free to post something that actually helps :)[/QUOTE]

greg, was not personally meant, was just a general opinion.I have seen dudes buying Plasmas with res 800x600 for a big amount of money…couldnt believe that…

“Native resolution” shouldn’t be dependent on the used coloursystem (PAL vs. NTSC). :wink:

least i didnt buy it :stuck_out_tongue: my mom did. (im 20) . Um, so i’ll get out of it what i can.

My bad about the res, I assumed that it used the same as 42".