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It was discussed in another thread (can't find it) that the radeon ati cards which can't do 1240x720 were up S.C. trying to display native res. with the Samsung DLP's I thought I was in the same boat. My 9000 Pro never showed a 1240x720 option when I was connected to my LCD and CRT monitors. I decided to hook up the 507 to the computer tonight. I set the res to 800x600 and shut down and hooked up the DLP. I fired it up and low and behold, I only had 800x600 and 1240x720 as resolution options! Hot damn, I'm in business! Needless to say I was happy :)
 

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i was just noticing that my new 9700 doesn't have an option for 1280x720, only 1280x768. i thought that was kind of odd considering the nvidia gforce 4 4200 it is replacing offered that resolution. maybe the new catalyst drivers that just came out will include it.
 

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Just run powerstrip and make a custom resolution.



Or edit your Window Reg



Windows XP:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\ATI Technologies\\Driver




1280x720 @ 59.94, 60, 75, 85 Hz




As a second example to enable 1280 X 720 resolution at 16-bit color depth and at a vertical refresh rate of 60 Hz you would create a new value of:


12 80 07 20 00 16 00 60
 

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Oh, and I didn't say the screen looked fantastic! I was pushing DVI and DVDs loked good. Color looked normal, and browsing vacation pics was the best I'd seen them! Very happy with it's monitor performance. Now if my wireless keyboard wasn't DOA...
 

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I recently built an HTPC to go with my Samsung HLM437 and went with the ATI Radeon 9000 Atlantis 128MB (fanless) video card. After reading the forums here, I fully expected I was going to have to use PowerStrip to get 1240x720. Sure enough, when connected to my CRT monitor, 1240x720 was not an option. However, after connecting it to the 437 via DVI, 1240x720 magically appeared as an option (and windows did recognize the Samsung DLP as the connected display device). 60Hz was the only refresh rate available.


Incidently, I am using the newest drivers from http://www.sapphiretech.com/ and running Windows XP Pro. Anyway, the picture is stunning for a $92 video card. I'm sure glad I didn't spring for the ATI 9700 Pro card.



-Dave
 
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