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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    hmmm it was already on. Don't think it can be fixed.
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Everything is working great, although there is one tiny minor problem that probably has a quick fix. Since the screens are being duplicated, both displays have a refresh rate of 60Hz as stated in the manuals. However on the computer monitor (not the TV) there is always some tearing occurring near the bottom of the screen, which is unusual considering both displays have the same refresh rate. It occurs in games and movies. Whenever I set to only show on the computer monitor it doesn't happen. Suggestions, anyone?
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Well after much research, reading manuals etc I finally found a solution and this is important for everyone who plans on using their PC on a TV. The HDMI port you use on your TV IS important! Specifically, Samsung televisions call the first HDMI port a special name: "HDMI(DVI)". The PC must be connected using that Port. THEN, go to the source list on the tv and choose the option "edit name". Choose HDMI(DVI) 1 and name it "PC". Immediately the screen adjusts and everything is centered perfectly, the colors are immaculate and text looks incredibly clear. This does not change the name HDMI(DVI) 1 , it changes the name written afterwards from this: "HDMI(DVI) ---" to "HDMi(DVI) PC". This can be done for other inputs (eg. "AV 1 VCR", or HDMI 2 Blu-Ray Player" etc). After more research, I found out that the reason it because a HDMI(DVI) port uses RGB and is designed for computer connection when PC is selected as the input name, and the other HDMi inputs (HDMI 2, HDMI 3, HDMI 4) use Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr. However, I would love more replies people have that might explain that difference a little further and why the port is named HDMI(DVI). But the problem is solved. Thanks everyone for your help and fast responses, I hope we all learned a little.
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    OK I've said it a number of times now, both displays are 1920 x 1080 exactly. I'm not stupid enough to get that mixed up. Both displays are 60Hz. I returned the VGA cable and bought a HDMI cable and honestly, my initial attitude towards HDMI stands. The quality is terrible compared to the VGA cable: colors are more saturated, the palette is smaller, the image doesn't even fit properly on the TV, it's out on every edge. The clarity is less. I don't understand why everyone was so encouraging of HDMI, it can't be my gfx card since it is a Radeon HD 6970 2gb and produces a PERFECT image on my monitor and before when I had the VGA cable, produced a PERFECT image on the TV aside from the image alignment being too far to the left everything else was fine. But now, it's over scanned, colors are worse, there are less colors, red is bleeding onto other pixels, the image doesn't fit it's way too big and even after I under scanned it to fit, all the edges aren't equal to each other. It can't be the HDMI cable as I bought one that cost over $100. Also, I can't seem to duplicate the displays, everytime I try I get "Unable to save settings". I have to either output to DVI or to HDMI, never both at same time.
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Oh yes I forgot to mention I have AnyDVD HD running. All the Blu Rays I've bought are either Region 2 or Region free, most of which are the latter. But I'm certain they all work through the cable for whichever reason. So it looks like I'm back to the Computer Fair...
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Oh the Blu-Rays go through just fine. I think I'll return the vga cable and go for HDMI. It has nothing to do with the eyefinity settings. This has happened on a previous computer that I used a DVI to VGA adapter, picture alignment is always just a little bit off and has to be corrected every single time. My only problem now is if the store will accept a refund for the cables.
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Both screens are 1920 x 1080. The TV is a Samsung 32in. The monitor is AOC 23.5 in. I use other devices connected to the TV's HDMI ports (xbox, tivo) and they are fine. But when I tried my old laptop on it using HDMI the picture was pretty bad. And I don't think sound will travel through HDMI with my computer because sound won't go out a gfx card will it? My problem is just the picture alignment when i switch to my TV.
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    DVI/VGA Outputs on 6970 and Tv (problem)

    Alright I did as you guys said and it worked great, thank you. However another, more minor problem is occurring. Every time I switch to my TV, the picture is always to far to the left, I get a black bar on the right and the left side is cut of and I have to go to CCC to adjust it back, EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Is there any way to avoid this, I am certain It's because I'm using a DVI port out of my gfx card and adapting that to VGA (so digital converted to analogue). Well, try it yourself. Maybe the laptop I tested HDMI with was not very good at handling those resolutions but it provided a terrible image. VGA doesn't, everything is clear and the color palette is huge.
  9. I recently bought a Blu Ray drive for my computer and two new cables; a Male-to-male aux cord and a vga cable. These cables go from the back of my computer to a Samsung 32in LCD. The sound works perfectly fine, however the vga cable is hell. The back of my 6970 has 2 dvi outs, hdmi out and a few mini display ports. I chose VGA over HDMI because I believe it provides a better image on a TV, text etc looks so much more crisp and so do colors. Obviously because I have only DVI out I have to use an adapter. I started by unplugging the current cable from my gfx card, so now it was connected to nothing. then I attached the new vga cable and it displayed on my TV - perfect. Then I attached my computer monitor and it switched to that and stopped displaying on my TV. Now, I have done EVERYTHING there is to do in catalyst and screen resolution and what not to manually change the output setting to TV, but no matter what I do it never displays on the tv unless I unplug my monitor and tv then reattach the tv to the gfx. Otherwise as soon as my monitor is plugged in, the gfx card always outputs to the monitor and nothing else. I want to be able to switch outputs to TV whenever I feel like it to watch Blu-Rays but i have to keep getting behind my computer and switching cables to do it. Please help.
  10. Thankfully the shinobi xl has 2 usb 3 cables but both also use the 9 pin header. If I use a usb 3.0 9 pin cable and connect it to a usb 2.0 9pin header will it still work?
  11. So I am thinking of upgrading by Antec Dark Fleet DF-30 case to a Bitfenix Shinobi XL which has four USB 3 ports on the front panel. My current motherboard, a GA-P67A-UD3R has one 9 pin USB 3 internal connecter but no 19 pin USB 3 connector. It does however, appear to have a spot for it – labeled F_USB30 F_PANEL – but its just an empty spot with 19 gold dots on the board (see attached picture). So how do I use this spot? Do I buy some bracket/header or rip one off someone else’s board? Or is it time for a motherboard upgrade? Attachment didn't work so here: Also, what is the difference between a 9 pin and 19 pin USB 3 header? Many thanks
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    Who hates Bloom?

    Cybes you may have misunderstood that quote. What I mean is that bloom is a cheap and rather ugly way to hide away an ugly texture by disguising it behind the glow. Therefore, in order to improve the graphics of a game, many devs will use that feature in console games, meanwhile there is no AA or AF. Therefore, they save frames by not using certain other visual effects and try to make up for it by using bloom.
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    Who hates Bloom?

    Bloom is an effect becoming more and more common in modern games. Basically it brightens up certain areas where sunlight is reflected the most and makes it have that sun-like glow to it. IMO, its rubbish. Many PS2 games during the last 5 years overused the effect way too much in order to make the game look comparable to PC games, or to hide away ugly textures. For me, it hurts your in game vision and can make it harder to spot people/enemies/things because the glow takes over. It's quite ugly and unnecessary. Who else hates it or likes it? And BTW, does anyone know how much affect it has on performance? I ask because when Battlefield 3 comes out I want to save frames wherever I can, especially on visual effects I don't even like.
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    More Fallback articles...online?

    I always really enjoy reading the last page of every issue about older games, most recent being: Battlezone. It's always interesting to read these, so if possible, why not start uploading fallback articles so we can read more of them online. And BTW, do one on Age of Empires 2!
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    COD vs BF Article

    I agree, great article...but: But it is criminal that you didn't play COD 4's multiplayer as it was MUCH better than Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer (maps, balance, the people playing it etc)
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