Originally Posted by crabnebula
Tinker, do you get any tearing of the image due to the 60 Hz video card refresh played back with a 50 Hz display refresh ?
Yes some but not a major issue since that rarely happens. But I only really happens when I am watching DVDs, so I just set the rehresh to 50hz when I do that. It does not happens often enuf in games so I tend to leave it at 60hz (esp for BF2) where games that do not offer 50hz. Oblivion and GRAW both support 50hz. PREY, and all the other DOOM engined games seem to work since they have their own widescreen settings that just fills the display at what ever rez you set from their offerings.
Just a word of warning if plpe is using Nvidia vid cards. Their 9 series drivers has major issues with DVD play back. The drivers will work (a few mins to an hour sometimes) for a while then goes nuts leaving the display with corrupt image or locked black and white horz stripes. I spent 2 weeks trying to resolve this and finally DL some mod'd 8 series ( http://www.driverheavendownloads.net/zeropoint.htm
) drivers and the DVD issue disappeared. Games were never a prob after the 1st week, after fig'ing how to make them run.
EDIT: just retested the display and with the new drivers I can not set the vid card refresh to 50hz anymore without text corruption (still testing). But at 60hz with the display set for 50hz, tearing only appears when there is a stobe like image on the screen such as in beginning of Starwars 1 (ep: 4) when the door on rebel ship is blown open, there is a tear just at its brigtest part.
EDIT: EDIT: my bad...50hz still can be set, just a little brain dump
and now reset and everything is as it should be again
Note that this is only used with a PC. I am mainly using this display as a monitor. I havent used any other inputs except the DVI, HDMI and VGA for testing. I have mine connected with DVI since both the HDMI and VGA is OScanned too much and both didnt look as sharp as the DVI. It seems that the HDMI is converted to anolog (????) inside the set since the PC image is no where as sharp as when connected by DVI.
Also when running "some" games with the vid refresh rate of 60hz set, the display OSD shows 1920x1080@30hz and some show 50hz. But BF2 regardless of setting runs at its max of 100fps regardless.
EDIT2: Tearing is very minor and its seems I am making it sound worst then it really is but its not. I quess I am still sweating over the small stuff to much...TESTing continues..