my laptop have only HDMI and is connected to VGA monitor using HDMI to VGA converter.

issue is native resolution of monitor(15.6 inch) 1366x768 is not displayed correctly.

around 25% of screen from left is black , rest is filled by cropped picture.

this happens in every OS. tried resetting monitor settings.

does HDMI to VGA only supports 720p and 1080p resolution only? or i have bad adapter?

would any one confirm HDMI to VGA conversion for 1366x768px without issues

  • laptop have intel hd 4000 graphics – violet kiwi Jul 13 '14 at 1:08
  • i can set resolutions from 800x600 to 1366x768px. issue is cropped picture.25% of image is out of viewing area – violet kiwi Jul 13 '14 at 1:20
  • monitor model ? – Logman Jul 13 '14 at 1:41

Could be the automatic overscan compensation. Unfortunately I don't have a Windows notebook anymore, so I can't tell you where exactly to find the setting. It's in the Intel Graphics Control Panel.

Of course, this all applies only if you're actually able to set the correct resolution in Windows.

  • sir, i can set 1366x768px resolution, but picture is cropped – violet kiwi Jul 13 '14 at 1:21

What you descibe sounds most like the adapter is doing the best it can for what it is.
There are "sync" settings in (only) some VGA monitors that could compensate completly for a sloppy conversion.
The digital to analog converters and VGA monitors can also generally run best at specific resolutions, or aspect ratios. As you discovered they can still "work" at many resolutions, just a bit off.

HDMI output itself is very malable via many of the display drivers own software. It is possible you could tweak resolution (and the aspect of it) The display software, and or the monitor to get an acceptable picture. It is common for HDMI output to have to be adjusted in display properties for the GPU software to compensate for Overscan.

Are they only capable of a few resolutions NO. Is 1366x768 a weird resolution that a cheap converter might leave some blank space or offset picture? YES. Is it possible that even the best converter would have some offset or issue? YES. If it was going to an old-school CRT high-end monitor could most of it be compensated for? Probably.

Find everything to adjust, and adjust everything, hours later you might get it closer.

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