I'm running Vista Home Premium 32bit. Graphics card, NVIDIA GForce 8600M GS. in my HP Pavilion Laptop. I went to change the setting and it only went to 1920x1080 at 60 Hz. I'm thinking the lines are from the lower Hz.
It sounds like you're using VGA. Try an HDMI/DVI cable if your laptop has DVI out. They're pretty cheap when purchased online. I have a relatively new (last year) Samsung 32 in. LCD and it works great with DVI/HDMI pumped out of my XP machine (old Radeon 9600 Pro IIRC).
My forums activity experience is little. If there is a better way to respond to all your replies then this I would like to know. After switching to the HDMI cord the lines went away. The font had a white haze surrounding it. After switching the TV settings Picture mode from normal to Movie the white haze was gone. I'm very pleased with the display now. I wonder now why the big difference when I switch the Picture modes? And is my VGA cord bad? Thanks again to all of you.