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Optimum resolution for SVID out to CRT

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by CodeThief, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. CodeThief

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    Hi there,

    I've just got my HTPC up and running (in a temp case :D )

    I'm running 1024x768 from a Radeon 9200 Svid into my Panasonic TX28PK2 Widescreen TV.

    Is this the optimum res to use or should I be configuring something with Powerstrip etc? What refresh rate??

    I use WindowsXP MCE and PowerDVD for DVD playback.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
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    S-video - not really the intended use for a HCPC.

    Have a look for TV Tool.It's probably the most suitable software to use with (poor quality) s-video out.

    Oh.....nearly forgot, get a projector or plasma :)
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Im using a Radeon and therefore can't use TVTool. What are you calling Svideo poor compared to (the Svideo out I was using from my old Panasonic DVD player??) ;) Trust me the picture is just as good if not better via Svid on the Radeon than my Panasonic Box.

    Still, you didnt answer my question, what resolution should I be using and what refresh rate?

    Oh almost forgot, can't afford £3k for a plasma / projector or have the room for them!!!!! :(

    When you say Svideo isn't the intended use ... what IS the intended use?

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  4. MuFu

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    Try 848x480.

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    Thanks Mufu. Any reason why I should use this res??

    Sorry, I've just read my previous post and it seems a bit agressive. Sorry thats not how I meant it to come across.

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    HCPC's are usually connected to display equipment (digital/analogue projectors & plasmas) via either VGA or DVI.

    S-video is far inferior to either.

    AFAIK, you're restricted by using s-video. Don't think you can select different resolutions/refresh rates (well, not with Powerstrip anyway), being limited to standard "PC" resolutions, VGA, XGA etc.. Hence my recommendation of TV Tool.

    HTH.



    :)
     
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    Oh well I'll have to put up with it until I can afford a projector :)

    Thanks, I''ll dig out Powerstrip and play with 848x480 :)

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    You'll probably find it's the highest, approximately square-pixelled res you can get away with on a widescreen CRT (856x480, 960x540 and 1024x576 never worked for me). The aspect's a little off but that can be corrected using the geomtry adjustment in Powerstrip and/or the vid card drivers.

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