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Disapointed with pc on panny

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ddaddy, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. ddaddy

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    After having my panny 5 for a week now, i think it is absolutely brilliant, except for the pc resolution :(

    When reading up on the panny5, i didnt give the resolution a second thought, but now im very disapointed. 848x480 stinks. Not many games will work at this resolution as they require 800x600. i can get the panny to run at 800x600 but it looks wierd as its not a widescreen resolution.

    Are there any other resolutions you can use on the panny.

    cheers
     
  2. StooMonster

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    With a two easy steps...

    Firstly, you need PowerStrip to enable to create a custom resolution. In you case 852x480 (for 42" Panny) at required refresh rate (60, 75, 85Hz), the higher the better.
    http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm

    Secondly, you need to "snap in" the picture. This is the process of getting a one-to-one pixel match, i.e. no distortion. Search this forum for detailed instructions.

    If you are running Windows XP, turn on "Clear Type" which is anti-aliasing for fonts on LCD and plasma displays.

    If you are running games, because the resolution is less you can increase anti-alias settings and not take a hit on frame-rate. So you may be able to run 4x Anti-aliasing or other types of AA; the picture should look as good as running at high resolution with no anti-aliasing on.

    Many games let you change the resolution to 852x480 in the .ini file that configures the game (not through the menus).

    StooMonster
     
  3. MarkHudds

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    I must say that the "Clear Type" option makes a huge difference!!! Many thanks StooMonster for the tip.

    Personally I've always thought that the 852x480 resolution isn't much use for a desktop as most windows require a vertical resolution of 600 plus to show in their entirety.

    I'd use a higher resolution as the up-scaling is really quite good!
     
  4. ddaddy

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    ye, thanks. Using Powerstrip i have got my pc to work at 124x768. Although not crystal clear whn it comes t reading text, its a hel of a ot better tan unning at 852x480.

    cheers
     

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