Originally Posted by PoisonWolf
Well, it is "1280x800" for all perceptible purposes.
So this must mean it's scaling the image and not doing 1:1 pixel mapping with all sources. What happens if you feed it a native 1140 x 912 signal via HDMI/DVI/TDMS from a PC ?
Also are you sure that's the rez as it's not even 16:10... you would think it would still maintain the same aspect ratio!!! 1140 x 912 is 1.25:1 not 16:10 so I don't think that's correct...
I hear much mention of screwy fonts on text with many of these pico units. Most of the time that's simply the user not using a digital HDMI/DVI/TDMS input but analog inputs and also not setting the resolution in a PC to native pixel matrix and/or adjusting for overscan in video driver when it can simply be set to 1:1 mapping in the display device UI with overscan at 0%
You know even at trade shows where the devices are being showcased I've seen IDIOT sales reps using the friggin ANALOG VGA input... DUH!!!! And even the notebook had a DVI out in it!!! How the hell can a sales rep working with this gear not understand that you use the DVI out you DOLT! (I thought to myself) They also set custom rez or timings to adjust for overscan when AGAIN they just need to set overscan to 0% in their video driver control panel!!! UGG!!!!
IMHO there is nothing MORE STUPID than feeding a inherently digital display device an analog VGA signal for example... Or using that stupid USB video input on the Qumi. Commenting about the performance of the unit when using these inputs is... MOOT and silly as anyone with HALF A BRAIN will not be using any of those ANALOG/USB conversion ports etc. unless they have to as their LAME notebook only has VGA output.
Also if I have to read about another user trying to feed an HDTV panel or projector a PC signal but they are so silly they can't even find the 1:1 pixel mapping/aspect ratio in the display's UI thus set some strange PC resolution to overcome the overscan I'll puke... or don't know how to adjust overscan percentage in the display driver UI... COME ON it's 2011... and we have google to learn!
How many silly users are out there with 1080p TVs etc that are using a PC to feed it a VGA ANALOG signal. The TV is set to overscan 7-10% and the video driver is set to overscan 7-10% so because they don't understand how to set TV to 1:1 pixel mapping and also no idea how to disable overscan in the video driver UI they create a cutom rez of something like 1888 x 1010 or something to that affect... I've personally walked into houses where this was how they set PC HDTV input most of the time. I'd say it's like over 60% of users for god's sake!!!
You know I've done work for people, AV installs, where they purchased and return three TVs because the PC input wasn't to their liking. I then set TV/PJ to 1:1 mapping then set video driver to display's native pixel matrix and then set video driver to 0% overscan... They then almost **** themselves at the PQ difference... The entire time, and in some cases I'm talking YEARS OF USE and HOURS of research and forum trolling, have never managed to send a 1:1 signal and display it 1:1 on their displays!!!
These ppl then report back here with poor performance reviews that really don't reflect on what the product can truly do! Really sucks if your trying to get an idea on the performance of a PJ/panel etc.
PS PC DVI out is COMPATIBLE with HDMI inputs with a simple two dollar adapter!!! Only you don't get audio!!! It's 2011 people should understand how to input a PC into an HDTV display device PROPERLY at this point in the timeline! Especially "power user" enthusiasts on this forum for god's sake!
PSS Also reviews that comment on the lack of a "PC input" because it doesn't have 15 pin D-sub VGA outta get fired as reviewers, as they don't know their ass from a teakettle and that input is TOTALLY USELESS IMHO with an INHERENTLY DIGITAL DISPLAY DEVICE! again I puke when I read that BS!
PSS and S I also have to add that any display device that doesn't offer 1:1 pixel mapping (0% overscan) is, IMHO, a trash bin item! Only crappy early models didn't have 1:1 mapping in the aspect ratio settings.