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    Obviously MP works like a treat changing refresh rates with Films and TV and I love the fact that I can launch Steam Big Picture in MP to play videogames BUT normally MP is at 50hz and Videogames on my TV run best at 60hz. Is there a way of MP automatically changing the refresh rate to 60hz when I launch Steam as normally I have to manually go into CCC and change?


     
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    Apologies for the bump but has anyone got advice here?
     
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    You can set the default refresh rate to 60Hz. The disadvantage is that the refresh rate will change when you start or stop watching tv. See Dynamic Refresh Rate * and Refresh Rate Settings for two different ways of configuring this.
     
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    Why don't you run your PC at 60 Hz by default and let the ViewModeSwitcher adjust frequencies for TV and movie sources, which would then play at 25/50 Hz?
     
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    Thanks guys for taking the time to post. The issue is 90% of the time we are watching Live TV which is perfect as its at 50hz, when we watch a film MP auto switches to 24hz, which again is perfect, afterwards if I switch back to live TV MP switches back to 50hz. But when I click on 'start steam' there is no auto switch to 60hz and thus I have to boot CCC and force the PC to display at 60hz, reboot MP and 'start steam' then all is good. After my gaming session I can navigate MP back to Live TV and it auto switches to 50hz.

    So I'm asking for a way to force MP/the PC to switch to 60hz as soon as I press 'start steam' within MP - is this possible?
     
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    No there is not. But if you set default refresh rate to 60Hz then it's always going to be 60Hz when you aren't watching any video material.
     
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    Use DisplayChanger command line tool in a batch script that finishes by running steam.exe? I do something like this for 3D films and TMT.
     
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