Need with connect pc to hd tv via hdmi

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I have a Polaroid FML-373b tv, and a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop i'm trying to connect with a hdmi cable. I have it set on 1280x600 32bit at 720p. I want 1980x1980, but when I change it the screen is way to large. I'm almost positive they can do this, i'm not sure though. I just want to use my tv as a monitor, but I can't get it to look right. The laptop has the Intel 965 mobile chipset, 2 gigs of memory, vista and a hdmi output. I contacted dell and they said it should work, but the consultant would have to transfer me to another rep and they wanted to charge me 65 to talk to him. I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT PLEASE HELP!!!!
 
What you want and what you can get out your Polaroid FLM-373b TV are two different things. It's maximum (and native resolution is 1366x768. That's going to get you HD @ 720P
Why do you think 1280x600 is 720p? The 600 should be a clue.

Set you laptop video to 1366x768.
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well the tv says it's 1080i, sry i'm new to the hd stuff. my laptop don't have that one setting. everything else, but just not that one. When i change it to anything else but 1280x600 it distorts bad. I just want to make sure I have the best picture quality I can get.
 
Does it say 1080i compatible? That means that it can take a 1080 input and display on the TV (usually as 720). It's not the same thing as being a true 1080 TV.

Your TV has a native resolution of 1366x768 and it can't go higher.

You'd need a 1920x1080 (or higher) to get true 1080HD.
Compare the specs:
Polaroid 37" Widescreen LCD HDTV w/ Digital Tuner, FLM-373B
Vizio 37" Class Eco 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV, VO370M

What does your TV manual recommend for a PC display resolution?
Try a resolution of 640x480 on your laptop.


 
Get a new computer that can output 1366x768 res video.

How did the 640x480 resolution look on the TV?
Have you been using the Aspect button looking at all 4 modes on each resolution you try?
 

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1280x600 looks good just thought i could it to look better.