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Best settings for Powerstrip for CRT?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by AndyFov, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. AndyFov

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    I'm using Powerstrip on my HTPC to tweak resolutions being fed to my NEC 9PG by RGBHV. I had a disc error on the pc last night, which destroyed Powerstrip's ini file, so I'm going to start afresh with a new setup of Powerstrip and fresh re-convergence of the pj to boot.

    Previously I used powerstrip to with a 16:9 config with (1280x720p @ 60hz), but once it came to converging the pj I had to use nearly all the horizontal amplitude available to fill the screen. The screen is the right distance from the pj BTW. :) I'm wondering whether there's anything I can adjust in Powerstrip instead so I don't put so much strain on the pj's conv circuits? Any pointers please? In the advanced settings you can adjust front porch and all manner of weird and wonderful variables, but I don't really know what's what.

    I'm just keen to know whether anyone here is in a similar boat, and what settings they're using to get the best out of their projector.

    TIA

    Andy
     
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    Just in case anybody is interested, yet they don't know what Powerstrip is, here's a link to a bit of blurb about it. The graphic shows a screenshot of the menu I'm having fun with. :)

    http://entechtaiwan.net/util/ps.shtm

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    I think you came in the wrong door
     
  4. AndyFov

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    Eh? Is that a 'porch' joke? ;)

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    Ok, thanks for that. I'll have a play with those resolutions to see how they look.

    I am getting on much better with Powerstrip now, and given my lack of skill I have to be fairly satisifed with what I've achieved so far. I have found (using the search facility) a thread from another NEC owner who believes that he's getting the best out of his projector with just vanilla PAL & NTSC scan rates. When I get round to it I'll try both extremes, and will let you know how I get on.

    For now, it's just kinda nice to be in a position to watch a dvd when I feel like it, instead of making my eyes go funny by squinting at cross-hatch for hours on end. :)

    Andy
     
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    Now I know you are posting in the wrong forum, nobody here actually watches anything on their projectors :devil:
     
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    Thats right - but are just about to ... just after fixing that little....

    BTW: Any experts in the Scottish Clans here? Which tartan is the red-green-blue slightly offset cross-hatch with little dots in the middle??? (I believe I'm Clan MacBarco...)
     

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