Originally Posted by antareslq
so I have a hdtv as a monitor hooked up to my desktop
Is there infos in the documentation of the hdtv about using it as a monitor ?
I own a Samsung TV and there is a "Connecting to a PC" part in the user manual booklet, with the parameters to use to get the right definition.
Can you post your xorg.conf file and the xorg server version on your desktop.