42PFL5606S LED TV + Linux + NVIDIA = HDMI resolution wrong, but VGA quality good
I bought a very expensive HDMI cable to connect my 42PFL5606S LED TV to my PC, which is running a Linux Mint.
The NVIDIA driver reports the "native resolution" of the TV as 1360x768, and not 1920x1080. Forcing the output to 1920x1080 looks genuinely awful. At 1360x768 the TV actually looks good, but hey, it's a HD screen, right?
The problem is specific to HDMI: I tried a VGA cable instead, and that works fine at Full HD resolution.
Moreover, using the same HDMI cable, my NVIDIA card read the correct resolution on my other Philips monitor (FWIW: a 227ELPH).
I think the NVDIA-HDMI is somehow confused about what the screen can take. My xorg.conf has a section:
Can it be that the edid of my 42'' screen is just plain wrong and confusing the PC with what is possible?
# HorizSync source: edid, VertRefresh source: edid
ModelName "Philips 42PFL5606S"
HorizSync 30.0 - 83.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 76.0
Can anyone help me (preferably without hacking xorg.conf)?