Wide Screen Flat Panels and LCD-TVs May Exhibit Blurry Characters or Borders

Wide Screen Flat Panels and LCD-TVs May Exhibit Blurry Characters or Borders

Wide screen Flat Panels and LCD-TVs may exhibit blurry characters or borders.

Wide screen format LCD panels and TVs require a specific mode or native mode for that panel. Other resolutions may cause distorted or unreadable text and black borders around the screen. Older grahics card may not have support for native resolutions of the listed panels and LCD-TV below.

Flat Panels:



W1700, W2300, W2600, W3000, W4200

Change the Resolution Settings on the System For Optimal Flat Panel / LCD TV Viewing

For optimal Wide Screen Flat panel and LCD TV performance while using the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, set the display resolution outlined in your user's guide for your Flat panel or LCD TV.

NOTE NOTE: Some systems may only display up to 1024x768 because of no graphics driver support for the optimal resolution. This may be seen on some portables and desktop systems with integrated video.
  1. Click the Start button and point to Settings.
  2. Click the Control Panel icon.
    The Control Panel window appears.
  3. Double-click the Display icon.
    The Display Properties window appears.
  4. Click the Settings tab.
  5. In the Screen Resolution box, move the slidebar to slidebar to native mode for your specific panel.
NOTE NOTE: For an LCD TV the setting is usually 1280 by 768 pixels.
  1. Click the Advanced button.
    The Advanced Properties window appears.
  2. Click the Monitor tab.
  3. From the Monitor settings box, click the drop-down button below the Screen refresh rate listing.
  4. From the list, click to select 60Hz for the best performance.
  5. Click the OK button to save the settings and to close the Advanced Properties window.
  6. Click the OK button to save the changes made within the Display Properties window.

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Article ID: SLN130954

Last Date Modified: 05/31/2016 07:26 AM

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