So, I just bought a new TV. A Samsung LN46A650. 46in LCD HDTV.
I am connecting to my TV via HDMI.
Overscan. I am displaying my desktop on my TV right now and all 4 sides are cut off... I thought this was a problem that would be eliminated by buying an LCD. Is there any way to view my desktop in 1080 resolution without having the edges cut off? I was hoping to play some games that kinda require those edges.... Mainly because my laptop screen is broken and there is a giant black bar running down the middle of it, and Best Buy's extended warranty is a LIE! (But lets save that for if I decide to make another topic on that)
Would connecting via the PC out connector solve this problem? I didn't think that port could handle 1080 resolution (assumption, I do not have a PC monitor cable handy to test this out)
Sound. I can get sound to work on my TV, no problem. But when I extend my desktop to that monitor, it would be nice if I could have sound coming from both my laptop and my TV.
Example: Watching a movie on my TV. I want the sound to come from the TV. Simple enough. However, on my laptop I am using MSN. And when you receive messages in MSN, it sounds a chime to let you know. When the TV volume is up, MSN's chime is twice as loud as the movie. So, is there any way to direct which speakers get what sounds? Laptop speakers get the sounds associated with whats on the laptop screen, and same with the TV?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much!