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Philips 9986 DVI Fullscreen (no black border!!) Powerstrip settings

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by MAC_NL, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. MAC_NL

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    Hello,

    FINALLY IT WORKS!!!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    For all of you trying to get full screen (without any black borders) view using DVI input from a PC here are the correct settings:

    Download Powerstrip, a try-before-you-buy shareware tool to set resolutions you normally can't set with you standard video card settings.

    You can download it here: http://entechtaiwan.net/util/ps.shtm

    Set the resolution to 992x558 @ 50Hz using Powerstrip (standard PAL HDTV resolution in the Powerstrip defaults list). Now stretch your screen horizontally and vertically with the arrow buttons in the Advanced Timing Options in Powerstrip. Don't forget to check the box "Lock scan frequencies" otherwise your screen goes crazy after two clicks. If you get the 'Can't Handle this Resolution' blue screen message from your TV press the “backspace” button on your PC to go back to the previous setting.

    Good Luck!

    BTW: If anyone succeeds to set full screen in a higher resolution, please post the settings here.

    Best Regards,

    Marcel Cauli
    The Netherlands
     
  2. Rob1698

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    Of course with these settings you have full-screen but not pixel-for-pixel.
    That is no news. You can get the same thing at the standard 800x600 resolution.

    What is missing is a 1366x768 mode that displays pixel-for-pixel.
     
  3. ukmgranger

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    Have you managed to get any closer than this?
     
  4. Rob1698

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    I think it will require a firmware update.
    A good thing is that there are so many users of this nice TV, and so many that are unsatisfied with the PC display mode, that in theory some hacker could stand up and release an alternative firmware that fixes the problem.
    Or of course Philips themselves could make such a version.

    (probably the idea that many customers would ring and ask their firmware to be updated for free will hold them back, but that won't hold back the hacker)
     
  5. ukmgranger

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    Is it really just a firmware issue? If so this is good news. I was starting to think that the TV itself wsa incapable of producing a good resolution.

    Also just out of curiosity - how would you update the firmware on the 9986?
     

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