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HCPC and my Sony 11HT. HOW? Arrrgh!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by miro, Mar 16, 2002.

  1. miro

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    I've spent all of Saturday trying to get a 16:9 image out the Sony and have had no luck. Others seem to have done it, Douglas Quaid for one. Help me Doug!

    I'm using a Hercules Prophet 2 MX with nVidia Detonator 1241 drivers and Directx 8.1, powered by PowerDVD 4.0 XP and Powerstrip 3.02. The Windows monitor setting is an Iiyama VisionMaster 8621, I use a 8617. I have the display set to 1368x768 32bit at 75.036Hz. The following is dumped from the Powerstrip clipboard feature.

    PowerStrip timing parameters:
    1368x768=1368,88,144,232,768,1,3,30,110248,2054
    Generic timing details for 1368x768:
    HFP=88 HSW=144 HBP=232 kHz=60 VFP=1 VSW=3 VBP=30 Hz=75
    Linux modeline parameters:
    "1368x768" 110.248 1368 1456 1600 1832 768 769 772 802 -hsync -vsync

    Having tried various other resolutions, I'm now at a loss. I don't know anything about the correct porch and sync widths to help me play about. I have YXY 1.6 and Dscaler (which doesn't work with my Geforce2) available.

    My screen font is very thin to look at...Please help:confused:

    Miro
     
  2. Dangerous

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    The only way to get a 16:9 image is to fool the projector in to believing that it is receiving a HDTV signal. To do this your need to select 1280x720p(HDTV) in powerstrip custom timings and resolutions. Your graphics card must support this resolution. You can also use 1184x666 I believe. I also use a Sony monitor.inf, which is wide screen.

    Dave
     
  3. jrwood

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    Hi Miro,

    I think it will only use the full 16:9 panel if the vertical refresh rate is 56Hz. Anything higher (or lower) and it switches back to a 4:3 centered image with side bars.

    I have tried this with WSquared's VW11HT and it looked great!

    --- Dave
     
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    Ignore my post it refers to a 10ht. Sorry
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  6. miro

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the replies. After trawling here and the other sites (thanks to jrwood) I've managed to get the Sony working. All I can say is WOOOOOOWWWWW! The image is amazing, especially with Gladiator. The detail is brought out in everything, there's more detail in the dark areas while small intricate objects such as broaches and set details come alive. The whole image seems to have an overall smoothness to it, quite astonishing really.

    What really improves is the grain of an image. Before, with just the DVD player source, I had a shimmering plus the pixelisation effects of the LCD panels, screendoor, jaggies, etc. Now the shimmer has gone, the image is totally stable. NTSC and PAL run perfectly at 56Hz and the screendoor effect is less. Jaggies still appear but are reduced, however, rendered images such as those in Lost In Space have them as an added feature. Now I just marvel at the cinema-like film grain experience.

    These Pstrip settings are my initial settings, liable to change soon.

    PowerStrip timing parameters:
    1368x768=1368,64,80,256,768,0,3,36,79942,2054

    Generic timing details for 1368x768:
    HFP=64 HSW=80 HBP=256 kHz=45 VFP=0 VSW=3 VBP=36 Hz=56

    Linux modeline parameters:
    "1368x768" 79.942 1368 1432 1512 1768 768 768 771 807 -hsync -vsync

    Thanks to all again. Brilliant stuff!

    Miro.
     

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