Originally Posted by djkeef2004
I picked up a v2500 about 2 weeks ago and was wondering if anyone has encountered the problem i'm having using it for a HTPC.
I'm getting pretty bad underscan; about 1.5 inches from the top and the bottom and a good 2 inches on the sides. When I switch to "-1" mode from "Full Pixel" mode I get almost no underscan. Going to 1080i instead of 1080p in ATI's Control Center gives me what seems to be perfect 1:1. The 3d card i'm using is the x1900xtx Radeon from ATI.
If anyone has used this card, had a similar problem, and would be so kind as to post the solution for getting 1:1 mapping I would greatly appreciate it. I know I could probably use Powerstrip to get 1:1, but it was suggested by several people here that it is worthwhile to try to get 1:1 mapping without resorting to an software solution.
It has been suggested that the problem is due to a poor HDMI->DVI cable, and that I should get a bigger guage cable. If so, what guage should I get?
Any help at all on this issue would be awesome.
Well, I tried contacting ATI tech support...
After a 2 hour and twenty minute delay to find the right tech guy for the job (they said they needed a senior guy but it took this long to get connected to one, or find one) what I found out was very dissappointing.
The extremely arrogant kid from india had three options for me, after he listened to my problem:
1. leave it at 1080p and deal with the viewable image being 41" instead of 46". (he liked this one a lot judging by number of repetitions)
2. change to 1080i since I get no overscan here. (the bad part would be losing eye-sight in a day)
3. wait for the new drivers to maybe fix it.
I have no idea how I endured his wise ass comments and ridiculous "solutions". He claimed that 1080p with only 41" viewable is a perfect image. He said if he was God he could help me a lot better. He said everyone on the messageboards that claims they have gotten 1:1 mapping with an ATI card and a V2500 was a liar.
He would not transfer me to anyone else. HE DID NOT EVEN RECOMMEND 1 POSSIBLE SOLUTION BEFORE GIVING ME HIS THREE OPTIONS!!!!
And almost two and a half hours of my time for this....
I really hope I can get this fixed. This TV was not cheap and I am not rich enough to spend the cash to get a 46" just to get a 41".
If you ATI guys can help me out I would really appreciate it. Lots of people here say it could be the cable, others dismiss the idea completely. If I do get another HDMI-->DVI cable (from monoprice), which one should I get?
Thanks to anyone who took the time to read this or cares,