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Increase Screen Resolution of my Computer while hooked up to TV?

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  • Jun 14th, 2018 1:34 pm
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Deal Addict
Dec 16, 2012
1757 posts
187 upvotes
Vancouver

Increase Screen Resolution of my Computer while hooked up to TV?

Hi

I have
  • Vizio D55-F2 55
  • Hp stream mini
  • Sony HTCT380 Soundbar
Right now my Mini is hooked up to the soundbar via hdmi cable and the Soundbar is hooked up to the TV via hdmi cable(the port that can do both sound and video).

When I change my soundbar input to the hdmi my soundbar is using, I do see my computer but the max resolution I can set it to is 1920x1080. On my old TV I could go much higher(I can't remember how high though).
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Deal Guru
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Feb 24, 2003
13362 posts
1317 upvotes
Toronto
The computer is limiting itself to 1080 because it is picking up the EDID information from the first HDMI device it detects which is the soundbar. Does the resolution increase to 2160 when the computer is connected directly to the TV?
Jr. Member
Mar 29, 2015
195 posts
66 upvotes
Ottawa, ON
Yeah I would say the soundbar probably doesn't support 4k passthrough, check the specs for it.
Deal Addict
Jan 29, 2017
1026 posts
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Make sure your HDMI cable can support above 1080p

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