bad display with hdmi

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  1. yossiba

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    hi,
    i have a simple micro-hdmi m to hdmi f from ebay.
    when i connect it to the tv (tried with the 2 i have in my home), the picture is stretched and the quality it very unsatisfying.
    as far as i know it shouldn't be like that...
    i tried finding some software that will help me manage my displays (resolution, ration, and even the basic turning off the tablet screen when connected) with no success.
    is anybody else experiencing this issue?

    thanks.
     
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    When I connect my A500 via HDMI to my TV, it duplicates the screen faithfully. Do you have a newer or older TV? If it's older, maybe it isn't completely compatible. Also, my A500 came with a micro-HDMI cable--is it possible your cable is faulty?
     
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    The problem lies with your tv. Many tv sets have a setting to make different display resolutions work well with various sizes of media.

    Try a letter box format on the tv aspect ratio.
     
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    hi,
    have tried with 2 different LED tv's. (both 16:9)
    both full HD, tweaked all the settings with no success...
    could it be the micro-hdmi to hdmi connector?
     
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    It's not the connector. Those things are dumb as a rock, and not able to cause stretching.
    Your tablet is not 16:9 unless you are playing movie. Try a different aspect ratio on the tv settings.
     
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    In your TV settings do you have Stretch turned on?
     
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    i dont have a stretch setting as far as i can see,
    it has some 16:9,4:3,subtitle, movie modes...
    the best fit is 16:9 but i lose the edges and it has bad quality.
     
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    I've never seen a LED, LCD or Plasma that didn't have the Stretch setting.

    When you watch a Non HD Channel does it fill the screen or do you have Side Bars?
     
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    it has side bars
     
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    Then stretch isn't turned on
     
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    ok.
    i'll ask one more simple question,
    is there any kind of way to just change the display settings in thor rom?
    i'm guessing that if the tv can't auto negotiate the configuration that i need to set it manually on the a500...
    can't i control it in android the same way i do with linux\windows\any other os?
    b.t.w, thanks for helping.
     
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    So are you using the thor rom?

    You might have told us that in the first place. We are all operating on the assumption you had a properly working Acer, not a hacked machine that thinks its an Asus.

    Why don't you post the brand and model number of the TV so we can go google up the manual for you and see if there is any settings you are overlooking?
     
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    "Unless your cable got wet (submerged for hours) and has water infiltration, or corroded contacts, they all work the same."

    While I agree with you on all the above with the exception of the wet issue that is not correct, I simply got a POS HDMI Cable :)
     

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