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Rendering Windows 7 at 1366x768 but outputting 1024x768 resolution to display (using AMD HD7770)?

I have a Samsung 720p plasma with a native resolution of 1024x768, which is a non-square pixel format (4x3 resolution on 16x9 display). Running Windows at 1024x768 looks nice and sharp, but the ...
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Are there guides or even custom Linux distributions available for dedicated “slideshow” PCs?

First of all, I'm not entirely sure what the term is for a computer that only stands around and shows pictures, but I'm sure you've all encountered them at work, in stores and so on. Usually we notice ...
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After turning off/on the HDMI connected monitor/TV, there's no picture

I've recently connected an EeeBox 1501 to my LCD TV in order to utilize the computer as an HTPC. If I switch off the TV or just change the input source, after turning on the TV back on or switch back ...
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What are suitable TV sizes and viewing distances for couch surfing on a 1080p LCD HDTV?

The HTPC in my living room is the fastest/most modern PC I own. My current TV is a 24" tube TV, so I have to hook up a secondary monitor in order to read anything besides the menus in Windows Media ...
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Using a computer monitor as a TV screen: is it possible / any reasons not to do it?

I am currently looking for a new TV screen since my current one is over 15 years old (about time, I guess). I am seriously considering upgrading to a HTPC in the future (I am using a HDD recorder ...
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How functional/practical is it to use an hdtv as a computer monitor?

My small (22") monitor went bad on the pc I use to watch hulu/netflix with... The kids like to use this computer to play online games. I am considering buying a HDTV (~32") to replace the smaller ...