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Chapter 26. Tweaking the GUI > What Does That Say?

What Does That Say?

I want to use an external TV monitor, but the output text is illegible.

Some video cards and laptops can be plugged in to a TV monitor or regular TV that has video input. But displaying computer output on a TV monitor is problematic for a couple of reasons. For starters, some video display cards don’t let you run the TV at anything higher than 640×480 resolution. Also, TV sets (as opposed to professional TV monitors) often over-scan, pushing the edges of the image off the edge of the screen. The following are a few points to remember when you’re using a TV or video projector, whether you’re doing presentations, playing games, or giving your eyes a break by moving your focal plane back a bit:


  

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