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Power Strip Question

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by fatrich, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. fatrich

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    Hi Can anyone assist
    i have had powerstrip for some time and run it at 1280x720 at a refresh rate of 72 for Ntsc, i don't have many Pal discs so not bothered to change to 75 for Pal, but after reading and downloading roberts auto refresh i am going to attempt to save a setting for both Ntsc and Pal on the powerstrip ( i have just registared the powerstrip today ).I want the same resolution for both formats but how do i select/change and more importantly save the settings.Can anyone run through the procedure for me .


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    Hi Richard,
    I have the same problem as you have.....when i was running my nvidia graphics card i could not set 72 AND 75 hz to one resolution i.e 1280x720 so i cheated & set the pal to 1280x718 & ran that at 75hz.
    Since installing a radeon card i cannot run this config for some reason.....the resolution just defaults to the resolution that you have just entered :-( so mine now runs at 72hz(71.928 to be exact) for all sources seems fine & i haven't noticed any problems with picture quality.
    I may give mine another go with some new ATI drivers or do another new fresh install.
    If you do this & require assistance give me a shout.
    Cheers
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    P.S whats this Roberts refresh thingy :D
     
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    Guys,

    To switch among multiple timings for a single resolution, you need to make use of shortcuts with timing parameters. Here's how:

    1. PowerStrip menu > Display profiles > Configure
    2. Switch to the resolution you want to customise (if necessary)
    3. Click "Advanced timing options"
    4. Adjust timing parameter as needed
    5. Click "Apply" button, and then click the "Copy" (to clipboard) button
    6. Open Notepad and paste the timing from the clipboard - Edit menu > Paste
    7. Create a Windows shortcut to PowerStrip, by right-clicking anywhere on the Windows desktop > New > Shortcut
    8. When the "Create shortcut" dialog box appears, click Browse and point Windows to the pstrip.exe file on your HDD
    9. After the shortcut is created, right-click the shortcut on your desktop and select "Properties"
    10. Append to the "Target" field the command-line parameter "/T:", followed by the PowerStrip timing parameters from Notepad, e.g.,

    Here's what goes into notepad from Powerstrip 3


    PowerStrip timing parameters:
    1280x720=1280,80,80,208,720,5,5,20,92700,2128

    Generic timing details for 1280x720:
    HFP=80 HSW=80 HBP=208 kHz=56 VFP=5 VSW=5 VBP=20 Hz=75

    Linux modeline parameters:
    "1280x720" 92.700 1280 1360 1440 1648 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync



    Here's the shortcut command line and parameter list that I use for 1280 x 720 at 75Hz


    "C:\Program Files\PowerStrip\PStrip.exe" /T:1280,80,80,208,720,5,5,20,92700,2128



    Repeat steps 4 thru 10 for as many timings as needed.


    If you want your system to startup with one of these resultions copy the appropriate shortcut from the desktop to your windows startup folder.
     

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