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Must change name of source to 'PC' if using as computer monitor,
This review is from: Samsung UN32EH5300 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz Smart LED HDTV (2013 Model) (Electronics)
I am using this as a large computer monitor, so the TV and Smart features are just an added bonus. As soon as I got it unboxed, I plugged in the HDMI output from my late-model AMD 7850 video card, set it to 1920x1080, and was very disappointed with the picture quality. It ran off the screen and everything looked fuzzy. No amount of tweaking in the AMD control panel made any significant difference. I was about to pack it up when I stumbled across a review here on Amazon where somebody briefly mentioned changing the source name. He didn't say how, so I had to figure it out. Just hit SOURCE on the remote, followed by TOOLS and then EDIT NAME on the menu. Change the name to either "PC" or "PC-DVI" and the picture instantly clears up. You get 1:1 pixel mapping and everything looks great! This made such a huge difference I thought I would share since it didn't seem to be mentioned anywhere else.
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Initial post: Jun 8, 2013 12:11:10 PM PDT
L. JOURNELL says:
Posted on Nov 20, 2013 9:02:56 PM PST
Greg L. says:
I thank you SO much for passing this information on!
I figured plugging my HDMI into the "HMDI 1 (DVI)" slow would be all I had to do.
I was going to return this TV tomorrow after what was almost a 2nd night wasted on the internet trying to figure out why I was having issues with the display looking bad at 1920x1080.
Thank you kind Sir!
Posted on Dec 6, 2013 8:51:21 AM PST
This really needs to be a top comment. I was getting kind of frustrated at not being able to get the picture right no matter what I tried. Thanks so much!
Posted on Dec 8, 2013 2:53:22 PM PST
Karl G Lindstrom says:
YOU RULE!!! Most helpful and concise review/advice I've run into in a while! TOP COMMENT!
Posted on Jan 17, 2014 3:36:16 PM PST
Emilio Calcaño H says:
Thanks for the info.
Posted on Jan 18, 2014 1:40:18 PM PST
Semahj Lamons says:
thank you I returned my 720p version 4000 series for this 1080p and was so confused and mad when I saw the picture quality all I can say is thank you so much
Posted on Jan 23, 2014 10:54:35 AM PST
Daniel Voulkos says:
Interesting. I plugged in my Mac (2007) and she fired right up. Looks great. No issues on playback of movies I've made. Full DPI. I'm lovi'n it.
Posted on Jan 27, 2014 6:15:26 PM PST
Charles D. Strawser says:
It must have something to do with the fact the aspect ratio of computer monitors is slightly different than that of TVs.
Posted on Mar 4, 2014 4:46:49 PM PST
M. Ishigaki says:
Amazingly helpful comment.
This renaming to "PC" or "PC-DVI" is an example of terrible UX! haha
Posted on Mar 11, 2014 6:54:28 AM PDT
Thank you so much, huge difference it made! Happy with purchase now...