Chad Posted January 10, 2008 Report Share Posted January 10, 2008 (edited) I got a Sharp TV, 32" LC32GP3U-B (1080p full). I connected an hdmi cable from my laptop (also 1080p full) to the TV. My laptop screen dropped to Vista Basic theme in 16bit color mode and I can bring it back up to 32bit. Why is that? Inside my Nvidia control panel I was unable to change color depth. I cannot view on the TV display if I use single or clone mode. Everytime I try to set it to single or clone mode, it reverts to laptop display instead. Why? A strange problem, when configuring Media Center, I chose TV as output. Now the color, contrast, gamma, etc is perfect on the TV itself and Media Center interface. However, when viewing the test videos to adjust the settings, the video is nearly black, dim, yet the interface to Media Center is perfect, so is viewing regular TV mode (w/o hdmi to the laptop) and even when HDMI is plugged in, quality is superb when using programs displayed on the TV. I did choose hdmi as connection type in MC, but why is the video so dim? Another issue with Media Center is, no tv output at all. During TV signal scan, it says no signal detected. However, cable is connected and my hdmi > hdmi (laptop > tv) is connected as I'm viewing the MC interface on the TV itself. Another issue again, I have a digital audio cable (TOSLINK / Fiber Optic) which I'm trying to connect from my TV to the speaker system head. The main problem is the wire does not snap in, very difficult to press in. I do see the red light at the end of the cable when I plug the other end in the TV, literally nearly breaking the back board trying to get it to snap in right. Note: I tried 3 different brands of TOSLINK cables on 3-4 different TV's, same issue with getting it to snap in! Why? I also get no sound at all when I set my speaker system to optical in 1, or even 2. I have Logitech 5.1 Digital 5450 speaker system. Sony VGN-FZ290 laptop w/ HDMI port. 4GB Memory Nvidia 256MB Dedicated 8400M GT (up to 2560x1200 resolution), fully 1080p capable. Nvidia Driver: 18.104.22.16843 Vista 64 Ultimate Logitech Digital 5.1 Z-5450 Edited January 12, 2008 by Chad Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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