Questions tagged [monitor]

A screen that displays output from a computer/device. Use this tag for questions about monitor configuration and troubleshooting.

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How to fix Nintendo Switch screen stretched vertically on 5:4 monitor?

I have a Nintendo Switch plugged into an old 5:4 (1024x1080) monitor. The screen is stretched vertically pretty badly. I'd rather have a non-stretched image that doesn't completely fill the screen, ...
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Can a VGA monitor be used with a 16-bit console?

Planning to buy this bad boy - Sega Mega Drive II The problem: Not sure if it will work with my VGA Monitor. Don't have a TV. I'm assuming it would work if I buy this AV 2 VGA Converter and connect ...
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How to enable DTS on my new LG TV with SONOS ARC for Playstation 5 or Xbox X Series

Hope you can help me with this question. I have this setup with a LG TV of 2017 PS5 --> HDMI --> TV ( only games ) XBOX --> HDMI --> TV ( only games ) SONOS ARC HOME CINEMA --> EARC --&...
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Screen refresh rates and stuttering

Been playing around with the refresh rate on my monitor recently. If my monitor is on 60hz, the game runs at 60fps and everything looks smooth. However, every couple of seconds there's a small and ...
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How to prevent a(n old) fullscreen game from moving windows to the secondary screen?

When I play some older fullscreen games (e.g. Diablo 2 or Rollercoaster Tycoon 3), their switching the primary monitor (left one) to a lower resolution somehow causes all open and maximized windows to ...
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Minecraft native resolution vs any other resolution fullscreen issue

When I set my monitor resolution to, for example 1920x1080, and I put my resolution on MC to "current", MC works fine. However, when I set it to any other value, even at 1920x1080, there is ...
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Which type of screen will provide good video quality for PSX/PS2?

I tried to become accustomed to very blurred and ugly graphics on PSX/PS2 plugged into my TV with a big screen, but it depriving me of any enjoyment of playing games. So I'm wondering which type of TV ...
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How to obtain as best as possible video quality in PSX/PS2 on modern TV

Today I connected the old PSOne to my new TV. TV doesn't have SCART socket, so I had to use RCA connection. As I remember, the SCART connection improves the quality of graphics, but unfortunately, I ...
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Play games on my TV as a second display while working on the primary screen

I connected my TV(located in another room) to my pc with long HDMI cable to play games on it while working at the same time on primary screen Monitor = Primary screen & TV = Secondary screen. I ...
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Strange Behavior 2013 PS3 Game: Black, Horizontal "Bar-Code" Lines...Mixed Signals? Old Game and HDTV?

Does anyone know why this behavior occurs? On starting this PS3 game ("Tomb Raider", released 2013), there are screen flashes and black, horizontal "bar code"-like lines that ...
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Screen is cut on edges

I have cut edges of the screen on my TV. This problem doesn't appear in all games, but if it appears it is a little annoying. I looked into PS4 settings and I found the screen adjusting area option, ...
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Minecraft won’t leave full screen in Windows 10

When we click on Minecraft launcher in menu bar it goes immediately to full screen and mouse has no cursor on the screen so the only option is via keyboard ‘ctrl alt delete’ sign out of computer. We ...
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How do I set up Civ 6 on multiple displays?

I have seen videos and posts talking about playing Civ 6 on three monitors, e.g. this Reddit post, pictures from that post, and this YouTube video. But I can't seem to figure out how to make that ...
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Curved Monitor and Xbox One Setup

Setup Alienware 34inch curved monitor (AW3418DW) first gen Xbox One. Problem When I try to play Xbox on my monitor it displays in what seems to be full-screen mode, meaning there are black sidebars ...
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Minecraft display problem

My Minecraft launcher works fine but when I clicked on play, it started loading but all I saw was a black screen. I pressed my Windows button to exit the window only to realise that the game itself ...
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Does the original N64 Zelda: OoT have small black borders like this or is it my TV accessory?

To connect my N64 to my TV I have to put it through an RCA to HDMI converter. Are the black borders output from the console or is this added by my TV accessory? I'm guessing that this is actually ...
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Best way to display old, low resolution PC games on modern monitors? [duplicate]

For clarification, I'm not asking about getting the games to simply work on modern hardware/software. A lot of old DOS games had low max resolutions. Many (like Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games) maxed ...
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Star Wars Squadrons Why is my Cockpit so Zoomed In?

I'm having weird issues, my cockpit is zoomed in, which removes the advantage of the republics wide field of view. for instance, this is the ywing bomber from a youtube gameplay video: and heres me ...
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My Jakks / Namco 5-in-1 Plug and Play TV console has messed up video. Any ideas on how to fix/troubleshoot?

I have a Jakks / Namco 5-in-1 Plug and Play TV console. For reference, this is what it looks like: When I start it up, the audio works fine, but the picture is messed up. This is the game select ...
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Two monitors, but can't play and use the mouse at the same time on both screens [closed]

I have a problem. I just bought a monitor that i plugged to my gaming laptop. My problem is that i would like to play on one monitor with an Xbox controller, while using my external mouse on my second ...
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Xbox One on 1440x900 monitor

I am running my xbone on a 1440x900 monitor with an HDMI to DVI cable (monitor link: http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/Gateway_FPD1975W_Manual.pdf). My Playstation 3 is able to output 1080p to ...
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Playing the game on the main display

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night always launches on my secondary display. Other games don't do this. I've tried looking in both Big Picture mode and the games settings and there doesn't seem to be a ...
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Can I adjust the aspect ratio on a Nintendo Switch to display on a 4:3 monitor?

I have a Nintendo Switch, connected to 4:3 LCD computer monitor (GNR TS702) via a DVI-D input and a cable. The picture displays fine, and fills the whole screen at 1280 x 1024, which I imagine means ...
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How do I fix this black border problem in games

In dark souls 3 for example, I have this problem: I have my display set to 1280x1024 on my desktop and I set the graphics xml of dark souls to the same graphics: And here are my nvidia settings: I ...
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Will playing on TV cause delays?

I would like to know if playing on a TV will cause input delays. Right now I play on a 60 Hz monitor. The TV is also 60 Hz but is a bigger screen.
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Problem with connecting an Xbox One to a monitor

I have an Xbox One which I use with a TV. I now want to use my large monitor instead. It's a LG W3000H which works fine with my pc. I connected the Xbox to the monitor using a HDMI to DVI cable, but ...
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Dota 2 user interface / display problem

Soon as I launch Dota 2, the display becomes as shown in image attached. The screen starts flickering and there is great noise and disruption on the screen overall. I have particularly attached an ...
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Why is my screen flickering when I plug in my second monitor (which is a TV?)

I have two monitors right now, one is a 4k UHD TV. When I have the display "Extend these displays" rather than "Show only on 1" (1 is the monitor, not the TV) the screen flickers horrendously. When I ...
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Is it fine to play PS4 pro games on a full hd monitor? [closed]

Will there be a lot of loss in video quality if one uses a Full HD (1920x1080) monitor to play PS4 Pro?
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Screen is completely white!

I have played Roblox for years and recently my dad purchased me and my sister new Mac Book Pro's. I was extremely excited for this new laptop because on my old one Roblox had not worked. I download ...
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Black screen for 1-2 seconds while alt-tabbing a fullscreen game or using a Windows key

When I Alt+Tab or use a Windows key to get out of a game (in this case World of Warcraft) and use a Windows feature or other program like Chrome, when I return to the game, I experience a 1-2 seconds ...
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How to use your PC as a display for your Xbox One S

My TV is broken and I still want to play on my Xbox. I tried using an HDMI cable to connect my Xbox to my PC but my PC wouldn't display anything. How do I connect my Xbox to my PC using an HDMI cable?
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Use ps4 on monitor as well as tv

I would like to use my ps4 on my monitor whilst im gaming ,but for using Netflix and such i would like to use my tv. Any tips/tricks on how to accomplish this?
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PS3 | Updated to version 4.85 issue

My PS3 is Super Slim. So I just updated my PS3 to 4.85 which was working well before I updated it. I ticked the box "Turn off PS3 after software installation" and I let the PS3 update do its thing. ...
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Fullscreen games blacking the screen and running on second monitor

It all started today, it had not happened to me before. Whenever I launch a game which is set to work fullscreen from startup, the game loads a couple frames in my primary monitor before freezing on ...
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Can you connect an External Display with a higher Refresh rate to a Razer Blade Laptop that has a 60hz Display?

If I have a Razer Blade 15" laptop with a 60Hz display. If I connect an external monitor with a 120Hz refresh rate via HDMI, can I use the 120Hz refresh rate while gaming on the external monitor or ...
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How do I stretch a resolution to fit my monitor?

After hearing about how Red Dead Redemption 2 uses a custom resolution of 3840x1080 and stretching it to fill the screen, I wanted to do something similar on PC. I like having a high framerate while ...
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Why is screen refresh rate considered important in gaming?

I'm shopping for a gaming laptop. I play RPG/shooters like Fallout 4 and MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and Black Desert Online. I prefer high pixel density displays. In a 15.6-inch laptop screen, 1080p ...
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How do I play Team Fortress 2 with custom monitor refresh rate?

I managed to create a working custom display resolution using Nvidia control panel. The refresh rate is set to 68Hz instead of the maximum default 60Hz. The OSD (on-screen display) says it's working ...
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PS3 stuck on 576p

I literally tried everything, from changing HDMI cables to changing TVs to resetting the PS3. But the PS3 still is stuck on 576p. Please can anyone suggest any possible way to fix this, it was fine ...
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How can I play a NES emulator in grayscale video mode?

I'd like to play some emulated NES games in grayscale. Is there a video mode/effect I can apply that displays the games in grayscale instead of color?
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What is the difference between Fullscreen and Windowless Fullscreen?

Except the fact that you can alt-tab out and back in without much lag with Windowless, what are the main advantages of one over the other? As I see it, Windowless is only an advantage; you can tab ...
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How to get an Atari game console to work on a flat screen TV? [closed]

My TV does not have a cable in for my Atari. Is there a device that converts from RF coax or UHF to HDMI or other common ports found on flat screens? Is there a aftermarket console that can play the ...
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What are the differences in scaling on the GPU vs on the Display?

I currently am using a ViewSonic XG-2700-4K on a GTX 1080. However, in some games that I would rather have High settings over Medium settings, I would have to sacrifice the resolution. I use CRU (...
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Latency: TV vs monitor

Is there any difference between a TV and monitor in regard to latency (for high-speed online games such as fightings, sports simulators and FPS) when connected to PS/Xbox via HDMI cable? If there is ...
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144hz Monitor refreshing on 60hz [closed]

I recently bought an AOC G2770PF 144hz 1ms Monitor which you can check out here: https://www.amazon.com/AOC-G2770PF-Freesync-DisplayPort-Speakers/dp/B013YIR5WU Currently, i don't have a Desktop ...
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How important is HDR when using an Xbox One X on a 4K TV that doesn't support HDR?

Ok, so I bought an Xbox One X for use on my Samsung 4K TV only to find out that my TV doesn't support the kind of HDR (or any kind) that the Xbox wants to output. Does the HDR aspect of the display ...
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Use LG UltraFine 4K with PS4 Pro (And probably Xbox One X)

I'm interested in getting one of these displays (21.5 inch 4k variant) to replace my old 1440p one. I have also pre-ordered an Xbox One X and would like to know if it's gonna work with the display. ...
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How can I connect my PSP 3001 to my TV?

I have a PSP 3001 and I want to connect it with my TV. So far I've only found the AV component cables that say "for 2000 series only." Many sites say it will work with PSP 300X as well. Will it? Is ...
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Around what year did games go widescreen? [closed]

I am building a WinXP box to play games I have trouble with on Win10, and I am thinking of placing a 4:3 screen on it, as I didn't think games really supported widescreen until probably well after ...
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