01-29-2013, 07:36 AM #1
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I would like to know if someone else gad problems with poor video quality using HDMI on Surface RT
I'm using a adaptor dongle with a conventional HDMI Cable. The cable is a hight quality one, but can't say about the adaptor.
I've bought the adaptor to use Surface RT on my TV, but I'm so frustrated with the poor graphic quality.
Any idea about what is happing ? Tips ? is it normal ??
01-29-2013, 01:04 PM #6
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You will receive lower quality if you duplicate instead of extend. Duplicating your screen will get the surface to output 1366 x 768 to the external screen to match the onboard screen which is awkward. Extend the display and you will be able to take advantage of the full 1080p on your second display.
ps: digital is digital, for the most part it either works or it doesn't. I doubt your having cable issues!Try out my first Windows 8 app, ModernCalc! It's free and I would love to hear your feedback!
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01-29-2013, 01:50 PM #7
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Quality of cord has nothing to do with HDMI, just an FYI. Don't spring out money for monster cables or what have you. The main trouble shooting for this is
1. Make sure there is a solid connection between both the adapter and the surface. You might have to pull out a sharp kitchen knife or exactoknife to trim the plastic that is touching the bezel for a full connection (have had to do this with multiple adapters.)
2. As Berty above stated, Make sure you are not duplicating, but extending the display. To switch this, right click on your desktop and go to resolution and edit from duplicate to extend (make sure you click apply at the bottom right to activate the settings). You can also search "screen resolution" in your RT apps menu.
01-29-2013, 01:56 PM #8
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Fyi quality of the cable can, and I stress can, have an effect on the quality, especially on long cable runs. Electrical/magnetic interference is more likely to happen on improperly shielded cables, but it is extremely rare for hdmi cables under 15 ft, unless your cable is running underneath a running microwave or you live next door to a cell phone tower you shouldnt have any problems with signal degradation from interference. And the way it would effect the video signal would be very noticeable, not a subtle degradation of video quality as was the case with analouge cables.
Also the price of an hdmi cable is not a good indicator of the quality (looking at you monster)
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