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So like the title says, but the TV I'm using for a monitor has a native resolution of 1920x1080. I hook it up to my laptop and this is what I got, it goes off the screen by half an inch on all four sides, text looks HORRIBLE graphics quality is not to good and help? Using 60hz HDMI cable...

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Have you updated the resolution in the display settings of your laptop for the secondary display (in this case the TV) make sure to not mirror or clone the desktops as that will not help things either. –  Dez Mar 10 '12 at 4:07
    
Yes i have, ive even installed multiple display fixes from microsoft, none have worked, if it helps i have an AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 –  Dylan Mar 10 '12 at 4:14
    
What is the model/brand of your TV? –  Dez Mar 10 '12 at 4:18
    
Element, ELDHt241 –  Dylan Mar 10 '12 at 4:21
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When it's hooked up and "looks horrible", is your graphics control panel reporting that it's actually displaying that resolution? And you should update the question to confirm whether or not you're using HDMI or something else. I use two TVs for my monitors and I had to go into the Video options on my televisions and change a setting that was set to "Zoom" so things were in proportion. –  SpellingD Mar 10 '12 at 5:05
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