Okay. My goal here is to come up with a solution not just for me but for people who might have the same problem down the road.
I found a temporary solution to my problem of getting power strip settings for my 1271. I tried some in the crt thread about 1080i or maybe its 1080p for G70.
Someone was using similar settings for this in his G70 and also his G90 so I thought maybe they would work in a 127x.
The do sort of in the sense that I don't mind watching movies this way, but I wouldn't invite someone over to show off my system with it looking like this.
Here are the settings I am trying.
PowerStrip timing parameters:
Generic timing details for 1920x1080:
HFP=88 HSW=44 HBP=148 kHz=54 VFP=4 VSW=5 VBP=36 Hz=48
VESA detailed timing:
PClk=118800.00 H.Active=1920 H.Blank=280 H.Offset=72 HSW=44 V.Active=1080 V.Blank=45 V.Offset=4 VSW=5
You can cut and paste these into Powerstrip.
It provides reasonably clear resolution. Text is a little soft, but somewhat readable and essentially
its a decent looking image. But it demonstrates a lot of the problems I run into when trying to do hi def settings in Powerstrip with this projector.
One is the slightly soft image. Second is some pretty severe distortion that isn't really correctable. It looks horrible on the windows desktop but not so noticeable when playing a movie. I am providing a picture to give you a sense of what I am dealing with.
This is a rough and not exact representation of my screening room. Imagine I am projecting a gray background with a red rectangle. After forcing the image to center with "shift" and sizing controls and physically turning the entire projector to sort of get the image centered I end up with something like you see here. There are distortions which are not symmetrical so I can't adjust them out with "pin" or "keystone" or other settings which work the top and bottom at the same time.
The bottom line of the image is wedged on that side. There is some mild bowing along the top. Making the screen fit exposes a little bit of raster that isn't usually used thus the lighter and bluer left edge.
I really have to mess around with sizing and shift and blkg to make the image fit the width of the screen in a way that it isn't affected by strange artifacts and distortions. I can use my masking and "size" out some of the problems so they aren't seen so much. But these are obviously not natural or ideal settings for this projector. I am forcing it into submission.
When I run it at 800 x 600 It snaps into place and I can drop a plumb bob down the verticals and a straight edge along the horizontals and they are all true. I suppose I could do more with zone but I am sure I would hit limits if I tried.
Even if I can't find something perfect, I'd like to find something better. A year ago when there were more people running 1270 series projectors it seemed there were quite a few people happy with their high definition settings. I am hoping for the sake of myself and others running this projector that there are a few happy campers out there willing to post their settings in detail .