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|Originally posted by jawgee
In the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a huge difference; my wife probably would barely notice it & not care either way. But, aren't we all striving for the best picture that we can possibly get (afford :D)?
|Originally posted by Karnis
Sounds like the issue may not be resolution per se, but the scan rate. Does your HDTV automatically go into squeeze mode when fed an HDTV signal? If so, the only solution to get fullscreen is to feed it a true 480p, 31.5KHz scan rate signal. Read my guide for some 480p resolutions that emulate a 480p progressive scan DVD player.
|Originally posted by AranC23
I have a Sanyo 32" 4:3 HDTV. I have been trying to get a 1080i resolution to work with it, but currently can only get a 720p. That's sort of another story. I have no expectation that I will ever get a 4:3 pixel resolution to work, and really it shouldn't be neccesary.
The issue is that that the software you're using needs to know what the real aspect ratio of your display is. Pixel ratio is probably what every program uses by default without any real consideration for us poor 4:3 HDTV owners.
In MythTV (the software I use) I set an aspect ratio override to 16:9 anamorphic. Which sure seems odd, but it works. I guess this would make normal aspect material look stretched on an actual 16:9 display, but since it's physically 4:3, it looks perfect.
For playing movies (actualy ~16:9 content) I use mplayer or xine. These too have aspect ratio toggles. I just cycle through them and one of the options looks perfect.
So to sum up my rambling, I'm not sure you'll ever get a 4:3 pixel ratio resolution (like 800x600, 1024x768, 1600x1200) to work on the average HDTV, even if it's physically 4:3. We just need software that's smart enough to understand the difference between the display size and display resolution.
|Originally posted by quezwood
I also have the 32" version of the Sanyo and I am also struggling to get a proper display up and running. Could you post your apps and settings for each component to get your above described display to work on our 32" deal from Wally World?
|Originally posted by donxavier
I purchased a Diamond Stealth S100SE...
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