Originally Posted by andersschroder
Thank you! If you read the first post, fedward sets up switchresx by exporting DDC. It outputs the settings that switchresx detects as a text file as far as i understand. Then he changes the text file and loads the info back in. And bam, he has some new modes to select. If there is an easier way to do it, it would be great =)
My lcd screen runs 1366*768 but switchresx detects 1280x720. It leaves the picture with big fat borders around the edge of the screen and if i select overscan it crops too much of the picture.
btw i'm going dvi->hdmi
Hope you can help.
Yes, there is an easier way to input a video timing into SwitchRes X by using its built-in calculator that is based on something called the Generalized Timing Formula (GTF). By using the GTF calculator, all you need enter is the format, namely 1366 by 768 in this case, and the desired vertical refresh, usually 50Hz or 60Hz, and SRX will calculate and fill in all the other boxes based on the GTF. The way to do this is as follows:
Open SRX and click on the Custom tab. Click on the "+" symbol to add a new timing. A new window will open with the current video timing values inserted. At the bottom of that window, put a check mark in the box for "Use simplified settings:" and then in the associated pop-up select "GTF". Now go into the timing cells on the window and you should see that you can only enter values for Horizontal Active (set this to 1366) and Vertical Active (set to 768) and then set the correct Vertical Scan rate, which I guess will be 50Hz for that particular Sony, though 60 might also do, so you may need to try both. Then click the OK button and follow the directions for saving and restarting. The newly created timing should then show up within the normal OS X Displays preferences pane.
I have to warn you, I read the English language version of the user manual for your Sony TV and did not find a single mention of how to connect the TV to a PC. That's usually a bad sign. This TV seems to only be compatible with conventional video timings like 1080i, 720p, 480i, etc. but it may not necessarily work from a timing equal to the panel's native resolution. So I can't promise a good outcome from using SRX as I have outlined above. I wish you luck.