TV Format

You can change the signal format to use for your standard television (TV) or high definition television (HDTV) as well as change the country-specific signal, or the HDTV display format (if you are using an HDTV).


  • A Composite or S-Video connector applies to a standard television display

  • A Component connector applies to an HDTV with a component connector.

  • A DVI (Digital) connector applies to an HDTV with a DVI connector.

  • An HMDI (Digital) connector applies to an HDTV with an HDMI connector.

  • A DisplayPort (Digital) connector applies to an HDTV with a DisplayPort connector.

  • Auto-select can be used if you are not sure about the connector choice to select.

Signal Format/HD Format

Signal Format. If you are using a standard television and have chosen Composite or S-Video as your connector, the Signal list contains signal formats based on your country location. In the Select Television/HDTV Signal Format page, set the Connector list to your television’s connector, such as Composite or S-Video. (If there is an Auto-select option, you can select it if you want.)

HD Format

If you are using an HDTV and have chosen Component or DVI (Digital) as your connector, the HD format (mode) list displays various HDTV display formats with equivalent screen resolutions such as 480p (720×480 progressive), 480i (720×480 interlaced), and so on. Choose a format that gives you the display result you want.

NVIDIA note TV FormatNote: Typically, progressive formats provide a more stable picture with fewer flickers. Refer to your HDTV owner’s manual for a list of supported display formats.

NVIDIA note TV FormatNote: If you don’t know the HD formats to choose, click the Help me decide button, which will guide you through making the appropriate choices for your HDTV display.



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