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I currently have my HTPC running 800 x 600 to my old and
cranky Davis Powerbeam V DLP projector.
What I would like to do is setup a custom Res to fool
the projector into thinking it is receiving 800x600
while the computer thinks it is running a 800 x 450 Desktop.
(I have a Geforce2 MX. I understand I may have to do 800 x 480)
What I am wanting to do is display DVD's with Power DVD
as you would normally do but I want to force 4:3 images into
a box in the middle of the 16:9 screen (in DVD mode) and
while using DScaler with an external (or internal) video tuner or external DVD player through SVGA.
DScaler is fine - just tell it you have an anamorphic display and it will display 4:3 images with side bars (but
stretches things vertically if running 4:3 resolutions).
The external DVD player will be set to output 16:9
I suppose YXY may fit into this somewhere, but I really
just want to keep things simple (K.I.S.S.!).
I have played aroud with Powerstrip 3 but do not have the brain power to figure it out! I have seen custom reolutions
for DILA etc but cannot figure out if that is what I am
trying to acheive, or if it is something completely
Any advise greatfully received!
Currently running PowerDVD 3 latest patch, Windows 98SE,
Nvidia 12.X video drivers, TView PCI TV card, DScaler 2.1.2.
Powerstrip3 beta (only a week old).
Davis PowerBeam V, Marantz SR-880 Receiver, Polk Audio mains and centre, Sony 575 DVD, HomeBuilt HTPC Geforce2 MX, Power DVD, WinDVD, Pronto, BTC IR Keyboard