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Sony KV-28FX66U Resolution

aekostas

Active Member
Hi,

Can somebody explain the following to me. I have a laptop connected with S-Video to a CRT. I had an older Trinitron and the resolution available to me was (from memory) 768 × 576. When this died, I bought a s/h KV-28FX66U. When I plugged the same laptop using the same cable to it, it offered me (only, so nothing less than) 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768, which I took.

It works a treat. I see a real difference in the estate; previously the menus etc on the PC were huge and clicking Start->All Programs caused a message that not all applications can be shown; this has now disappeared.

I am surprised at this; I thought CRTs only did standard PAL resolution and S-Video is limited to 480. How is this explained?

Thanks in advance!
 

bonzobanana

Well-known Member
s-video can only carry SD images be it pal or ntsc and that is a maximum 720x576 interlaced for widescreen pal I think. There is no sensing of information the laptop can get from a s-video connection so not sure why the resolution has changed but what ever resolution you choose it will be downscaled to suit a SD TV. Your tv will only be capable of displaying a maximum of 720x288 per field just like all over conventional widescreen CRT tvs. 4:3 aspect sets are limited to 640x288 per field.
 

aekostas

Active Member
s-video can only carry SD images be it pal or ntsc and that is a maximum 720x576 interlaced for widescreen pal I think. There is no sensing of information the laptop can get from a s-video connection so not sure why the resolution has changed but what ever resolution you choose it will be downscaled to suit a SD TV. Your tv will only be capable of displaying a maximum of 720x288 per field just like all over conventional widescreen CRT tvs. 4:3 aspect sets are limited to 640x288 per field.

Many thanks for this. I checked again yesterday (see picture); the only options available to me are 800x600 and 1024x768.
 

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