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|#1 What cable did you use to connect your TV a DVD-D link cable single or dual? What make?|
|#2 When using a 16:9 mode will the TV automatically detect it as a 16:9 source and switch to that mode?|
|#3 When you say no overscan in 16:9 mode do you mean the image fills the screen? I am looking for a resolution as close to 1024 X 768 as possible with no flicker and no overscan any suggestions?|
|#4 If you were buying a video card especially to output to a TV for this purpose what would you buy? Your Radeon 7500 is pretty cheap sounds like a good buy, but are there any drawbacks to using your method over the dongle which you need at least an 8500 for?|
|#5 Did you have to go into the TVs service mode to tweak for no overscan with the above resolution with this method?|
|Originally posted by sengsational
I'll admit to not reading every post in this thread because most of it was over my head (you guys initially figuring out what I probably want to know!).
My initial setup, that I haven't changed, is the XBR910 with the TV tuner (MyHD) on the component input at 1080i. More challenging is the second connection to the Windows desktop on the DVI, which I have at 1360x720p (Radeon 9000, if that matters). I also use fullscreen Cineplayer on the HTPC 'desktop' to play DVD's too. To see the whole desktop I adjusted tilt, squeezed and shifted through the service menu, but I had to leave a bit of overscan because of 'edge artifacts' on video signals. My 4:3 ended-up off center, and my aspect ratio is off when I play DVDs (using a ruler (!) I find 1.2 instead of 1.33333, for instance). Also, on a maximized window, for instance, you can see a bow along the title bar (not a straight line). Finally, occasionally, depending on the OTA signal and it seems more often if I've got the tv zoomed, I'll see a very faint brightness change that passes from the right to my left. It's like a vertical bar of slightly brighter material is passing-by, about once per second. This is the least of my concerns, because it happens rarely, and you really have to be paying attention to see it.
My specific question is, would you recommend 540p and flipping HDPT for the Windows desktop on the DVI? Or does that only change the component input? Maybe I should flip it anyway so my 1080i doesn't get reconverted? Any general recommendations for an XBR910 as an HTPC monitor? What general recommendations would you have for next steps for me? I thought about buying that DVD to provide inputs to allow TV adjustments, but the one I looked at got trashed by reviewers.
|C) Although it's possible to adjust the horizontal size of the raster with the controls in PS, this does not seem to work for horizontal position. So I use HPOS for this. Unfortunately, adjusting this for a computer input can potentially throw off the position of other video inputs. More below.|
|Originally posted by artur
Make sure that your vertical frequency is allways 60Hz.
Horizontal if changed out of range will just lose a sync.
Best resolutions for Sony are 720p
|NVIDIA Forceware v. 67.02 drivers BETA (Windows XP/2k)....
Added support for TV/HDTV setup in the nView Display Setup Wizard...
HDTV Support Enhancements
Release 65 offers improved HDTV over DVI underscan support, exposed through the NVIDIA control panel.
|Originally posted by Vern Dias
From the online manual:
720p and 1080i HDTV Mode Support
The CATALYSTâ„¢ Software Suite 4.10 introduces support for both 720p and 1080i HDTV mode for both CRTs and DFPs. A new properties tab labeled Troubleshoot is added to the ATI Classic Control Panel for both the FPD and Monitor properties page. The Troubleshoot tab will allow users to force 720p and 1080i modes.
Obviously, you need to be at 4.10 or above.
|Originally posted by subysouth
Are you guys saying the Sony is actually displaying these rates natively or youre saying these rates work better with the Sony's internal scaler?
|Originally posted by smodak
I am looking to get a video card for my HTPC which I will ultimately connect to my 34XBR910. Which one do you guys recommend - ATI 9800 PRO or NVIDIA GEForce 6600GT?
|Originally posted by ADU
Internal scaler. AFAIK, the Sonys can't scan at 45khz on-screen, so 720p timings should be up-converted to 1080i by the TV for display. There's a little bit of flicker naturally, but aside from that they do a pretty decent job of 720p up-conversion by most accounts.
4x3 Sony HDTV users can also undo the V-compression on 720p/1080i in the TV's service menu so 4x3 custom Powerstrip timings like 960x720p fill the whole screen. :cool: