Widescreen rez from graphics cards?

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  1. climbingmike

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    Hi People,

    I have just built a MCE and every is working fine, every thing expect the screen rez. My graphics card uses an s video to get a signal to the TV. My TV is a normal tube TV and its wide screen. The card I have does not support widescreen though s video and my local suppler says that no graphics do. Is this true? If so, what is the best was to connect my MCE to my TV in widescreen.

    Thanks very much:thumbsup:

    Climbingmike
     
  2. SteveL

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    Hey Mike,

    Depends mainly on what graphics card you currently have. Is it an ATi or an nVidia card??

    As far as I understand it, it's very hard (if not impossible) to get 16:9 through an S-Video connection.
    I have seen some posts on here where people have managed it, but am not sure how it works.

    If you've got an ATi (Radeon) card you can make up a custom VGA-RGB SCART lead and use powerstrip
    to use widescreen resolutions, like 1024x576 (for a PAL Widescreen TV)

    So, what TV do you have? and what graphics card do you have?

    BTW, welcome to AVForums!! :thumbsup:
     
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    I've got my nvidia 5700 Ultra outputting anamorphic widescreen via S-Video to my TV. I don't have the settings to hand, but set the resolution to 1024x768 @ 50Hz through the standard nvidia control panel. The picture is output in 4:3 (i.e. standard TV) but is squashed. I set the TV to wide mode and the picture is stretched to 16:9, this stretching restores the aspect ratio so that circles are circular etc.

    If you need the settings I use I'll find them out for you.
     

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