Originally Posted by Kamel407
Nope, and I still got a jaw dropping picture
the 8xxx series says 1600x1200 max, so I tried it, many many many times
These specs are true for 4:3 aspec ratio, so when shrinking down to 16:9, we loose some resolve power. And that's why a 9500 that has a spec of 1200 lines should be able to properly do 1080P, because 1100 lines is good for a 9500 in the shrink mode.
Now, 1200P and 1080P can look good on either 8000 or 9000 series Marquee, but that does not mean that it is properly resolving the resolution. Even when tuning a 9500 for 1080P it takes a ton of work.
I've setup several 9500's for 1200P, but in every case, it was well expected to see a lose of sharpness at this rate. The only virtue for doing 1200P on a 9500 was to achieve a brighter, more film like (less noise) image. But in doing so, the sacrifice is a lose in sharpness, and this is not something that you'd want to see with HDTV, so that's why I would have never thought to run a 9500 at that rate.
Yesterday Clarence hooked his laptop up to the 9500, we immediately saw a sharp image, but to find out a minute or so later, that it was 1200P was shocking. The rate was bumped down, but 1200P was still the prefered. Plus it was still as sharp as the other rates. And we were so mesmerized, that we must haved watched these HD ts. files for hours.
Let me say that I've never liked ts files. I've always found the image quality to be laking in background detail, plus I've never liked the idea of HD on a PC card at non standards rates. So I stayed with DVD. And let me also say that I have ts files on my HTPC/Geforce 5950, but I've never talked about nor have I giving these files any attention until yesterday - Its now NO MORE DVD FOR ME!
The 9500LC that was being used was able to handle very high scan rates, and it did so without any visable problem with bandwith. I had planned to show 1800x1440/70 from my generator. We did this, and the patterns and lines were very sharp, so we went higher to something around 1550 (or something close to this), and we still have very sharp lines and patterns, so we went to the next highest, which was 2000x2000/60 - then we were able to see some softening, but still the "H" patterns and resolution patterns were still very visable. 1200P is cake for this projector.
In another week or so, I'll do the same over, but hope to have the 909 on line next to the 9500LC. It would be interesting to see them both displaying signals from the generator and HDTV. Plus someone wants to fly in to see them both in action. I have a tough challenge for that 909.. ;)
Thanks guys for coming by in the rain. I hope no one catches my cold :)