usb to hdmi

yig

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I recently purchased a usb to hdmi adapter (http://www.amazon.ca/Cable-Matters-SuperSpeed-2048x1152-1920x1200/dp/B00ANTCU9M) in hopes that I'd be able to utilize my hdtv (http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-42PX24?t=specs&support#tabs) as an alternative screen for my desktop (http://www8.hp.com/ca/en/products/desktops/product-detail.html?oid=5365344#!tab=features), but unfortunately have been having difficulties setting it up. My tv does receive input from the hdmi, but I haven't been able to perfect the image resolution. I imagine this is because the tv resolution is 1024x768 and desktop is 1920x1080. Despite the fact that 1024x768 is an option on my desktop (in the intel graphics panel), whenever I select it, it changes to 1280x720 instead. So my first question is whether or not I should be capable of implementing 1024x768 on my desktop in order to directly conform to my tv.
Secondly, I'm unable to make any changes to the tv alone (when extending the display for example). It's as though my pc only partially reads my tv, in that it duplicates the image fine, but can't influence the operations of the tv alone (and based on what I've read, this should be tangible). In the graphics panel, it doesn't actually state anywhere that there's a tv connected. This info is only available in the control panel settings separate from the graphics panel. If I'm able to directly emulate my tv's resolution via my pc, then this isn't an issue, but I felt this may have needed to be stated anyway. I should also note that my pc is brand new and that I tried to install nvidia drivers in order to follow other posts made on similar issues, but it was stated that my computer isn't compatible. I've been at this for hours, so I'd greatly appreciate any help.

I should also note that I'm using windows 8.
 

mauller07

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set windows into extended desktop mode and use the HDTV as an extended desktop and then move things onto it that you want to use, its the only easy way of doing it because of the different resolutions.

jsut be aware you will not be able to use any 3D accelerated applications using the usb to hdmi adapter only desktop related stuff and watching videos etc.
 

mauller07

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set windows into extended desktop mode and use the HDTV as an extended desktop and then move things onto it that you want to use, its the only easy way of doing it because of the different resolutions.

jsut be aware you will not be able to use any 3D accelerated applications using the usb to hdmi adapter only desktop related stuff and watching videos etc.
 

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