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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    Just to point something obvious out, is the tv 50Hz or 60Hz? If it's 50Hz then the video may become better and tearing should disappear if you enable v-sync if you're using WMC, seeing as it is a 3D application, it may just need enabling.

    Right click the desktop and open up nvidia control panel, go to the 3D image settings and at the bottom should be vertical sync, force on and apply, try again and see if the tearing is there.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    I am not sure howmany Hz it is, the manual is here http://www.toshiba-om.net/PDF/Englis...h-Specific.pdf from what I can see it is 60 and 50?

    When I use the TV menue ''HDMI1 1080i HD'' shows for a couple of seconds in the top right of the tv screen.

    My Nvidia settings are

    resolution .
    Display = 1336 x 768 60 Hertz highest 32bit colour.

    Flat panel scaling,

    native resolution, 1336 x 768
    current resolution, 1336 x 768

    when using a resolution lower than my displays native resolution = use nvidia scaling.

    sigital colour format = rgb.

    I have tried the 3D setting but the tearing is still there.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    And now for some reason on WMC when playing video dvd I have a thick border around the screen , black on both sides and grey on the top and bottom.
    Any ideas guys?

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    Even though it's native is 1366x768, I'd drop the resolution down to 1280x720, that'll probably get rid of the black border for you, we call that video overscan, which usually occurs when the tv is using the wrong resolution.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    Would that be in WMC set up , the video card (NVidia) or in windows?
    I think I have already tried that but I will try again after tea.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    OK , In Nvidia control panel it is set to 1280 x 720 at 60 hertz and I am still getting the black down each side and grey top and bottom.

    Could this be a WMC issue as it only happens on WMC?

    In WMC sample videos I only get black down each side and no grey top and bottom.

    Edit - sorry , it's happening in VLC as well.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    The behavior of WMC is related to something called overscan which you can read about at places like wikipedia. Most, but not all, video software adjusts automatically by adding the black bars to keep the video from being distorted or pixelated and to keep the top and bottom from being cropped, which would happen if it tried to stretch the video to fill the screen. This normally happens when watching low resolution video on something that has a higher resolution. However, I don't think that's related to the tearing problem.

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    Re: New Laptop, tearing when watching video.

    Problem solved.

    I had to roll back to a previous NVidia driver. In flat panel scalinbg it gives me the option to ''use my displays built in scaling'', I have also set my TV picture to ''Native''.
    This seems to have done the trick , no tearing and no black border.

    The picture quality isnt very impressive but this could be down to the TV being old or the DVD (battlestar galactica) quality i'm watching not being great

    Thanks for all your input guys.

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