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Hi,


I've read Karnis' very good Powerstrip guide but I would like a little bit more advice if thats OK? I know how to use PS up to a point and I have managed to get a res of 852 x 480 (which I didn't think was possible) with my 9700pro.


What I don't understand is the statement '480p at 540' timings. Why are the timings set to 540 (and what are they?)


Even though I have 852 x 480 set I do not know enough about the scan rates etc and my picture is off centre. What other settings should I use beyond the H and V res that I have? I would also like to try 720p for DVD's. Would you recommend this over the native res of 480 pixels? How could I set this; my specs for my Plasma are here:


No. of Pixels - 408,960 (852(W) x 480 (H) [2556 x 480 dots]


Scanning format - 525i(480i), 625i(575i), 525p(480p), 750p(720p), 1125i(1080i)


H scanning frequency 15.5 - 110 kHz

V scanning frequency 48 - 120 Hz



Thanks. I know that sounds like a lot of questions but I've been doing this for a while and I can't really find any fairly basic guides to setting up Plasmas with VGA and how timings afffect them.


Thanks again.


Vic
 

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1. If your plasma supports VGA, you should try 848x480 - your 9700pro supports it without Powerstrip. (You may need to go to Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> Adapter -> List All Modes to find it.)

2. For an EDTV monitor, stick with 480p for DVD.

3. 540p timings = 1080i timings. Difference is that 540p is progressive whereas 1080i is interlaced. Used for displays that accept DTV timings but not VESA (e.g. VGA) timings to work with a PC.
 

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Thanks for the reply Bart,


I have managed to get 852x480p from my 9700pro which is cool. I understand what 540 progressive and 1080 interlaced are. What i don't understand is why Karnis' guide states 480p resolutions but a 540p timings? But then as you have mentioned, does this apply to my Plasma with a VGA input?


Basically I would like to get my 852 res as well placed and best quality as possible and I would like to try 720 progressive res on my plasma but I can't seem to get it.


Regards


Vic
 
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