1920x1080 Extended display on Windows 7 for MBP

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  1. qwerty0033 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm not sure where to put this thread - windows section or peripheral section, more like a bit of both.

    Okay, so here's the problem: I have a high-res (1680x1050) 2011 MBP 15" and i use the moshi miniDP to HDMI adapter to connect to my Acer P244W 24" LCD.

    On my Mac OS side, it works perfectly fine. However on my Windows 7 side, i cant seem to use the 1920x1080 resolution; it just creates a letterbox area on all four sides of the 24" monitor. The only way i could stretch the desktop to cover the edges of my screen is by using 1680x1050, which happens to be the res of my MBP built in display. This does not look very nice as the pixels appear smudged and stretched from using a lower res on the 24" display.

    Any solutions/workarounds to this problem?

    Cheers :)
     
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  3. makar1 macrumors newbie

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    Had a similar problem connecting my laptop to a 1080p TV in Windows 7.
    It seems to automatically 'underscan' for displays it thinks are televisions; the only way (other than registry edits) was to change it using the application provided by the graphics card manufacturer.
    Have a look for any mention of Scaling or Under/Overscan in the control app
     
  4. qwerty0033 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm, I installed Win7 via Bootcamp, so there arent any unnecessary manufacturer apps. What control app would that be?
     
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