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HTPC won't change refresh rate.

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Paul D, Jan 30, 2002.

  1. Paul D

    Paul D
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    I've tried doing a search, with no luck.(I'm sure i read about this problem on here)

    So!

    I've changed over to WinXP.(full format, suprisingly went like a dream etc)

    I've tried setting the monitor to a high end IIyama/Sony etc.

    Tried setting72/75/85 \hz etc. Windows reports the new refresh rate is set (72/75/85 etc).

    But the PJ (Barcodata 808s) reports still in 60hz mode.
    I believe the PJ as the screen size normally alters a little between different refresh rates etc.

    Any ideas?

    PS
    After trying Cineplayer4 whilst awaiting the arrival of Theatretek. I didn't see the bad Gamma problem i was having with my ATI 8500. I downloaded the lastest "unreleased" WinXP driver. So maybe it was this that sorted it (or reduced it so much i don't see it!). Anyway roll on Theatretek...

    Also in XP all my games now fly! including MS Flightsim which had been having a bad texture flashing problem. So for now i'm a happy bunny again:p
     
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    I think that the problem is that Powerstrip only likes one refresh per resolution (when using it's own desktop shortcuts)

    The two ways around this are - set up different resolutions for each refresh (ie 1.5 times pal verticalx1280 for pal and 1280x720 for ntsc)

    Or
    Make your own desktop icons that use a shortcut to the correct refresh - instructions can be found in THIS thread.

    The latter is what I do and it works fantastically.

    Good luck!
    Alex
     

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