View Full Version : Possible LCD/Resolution problem?

08-10-06, 05:25 AM
Hi guys,

This might be common knowledge to some of you, so I thought i'd ask.

I've got a 32" Philips LCD TV in my lounge, (32PF5521D).

I used to have a Radeon 9200 card in there to power my Windows Media Center PC, though this was changed as it didn't have DVI... though I did borrow another 9200 from a friend with DVI and I tried to run an old DOS game, which worked, but all the colours were massively wrong!

So, I actually got myself a GeForce FX 5200, which works great with DOS games (not that thats the real issue).

However, If i try and run a Windows based game (in this case) Sensible Soccer 2006, The game is setup to run in 1024x768, the menu's etc are MASSIVE, they look like they're 320x240 stuff.

If I set it to something bigger than 1600x1200 the menu's 'fit' properly on the 1024x768 display, though the game runs like cack.

Windows is set up in 1024x768 @ 75Hz i think (as per all the Philips documentation. But games don't scale right when they're started.

I've got the 91.33 drivers installed, latest chipset and DirectX etc.

I'm yet to try anymore games yet though... can anyone think of anything obvious to check though?


08-10-06, 06:14 PM
Many HDTVs (including the Phillips 32" LCD) have a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768. Windows will usually recognize the device properly and will give you this option. Unfortunately, many older games do not have this resolution as an option and the closest one you can use is 1024 x 768 and that ends up being either distorted or clipped.

Go into the Windows Device Manager and see what the display is listed as. It should say Phillips LCD 32PF5521D or something like that. See if you can select 1366 x 768 as a resolution. If it just says Plug and Play Monitor, all is not lost, because you can still set up a custom resolution of 1366 x 768. Search this forum and you will find some posts that explain how to do that.

Once you do that, change the resolution in Windows to 1366 x 768 and start your game in 1024 x 768. See if that helps. Sometimes its works and sometimes it doesn't. If the game is newer, it might even show 1366 x 768 as a video option.