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How to get my EVGA e-GeForce 7600GS card to work via component.

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Hi Folks,

I have a HTPC with an EVGA e-GeForce 7600GS Video Card. I have this connected to my Hitachi 42" plasma via a component connection. So far, the PQ is horrible via this setup. I have played around with various resolution and setups via the NVIDIA utilities,but I can get anything near what I was expecting. I am very satisfied with the HD PQ on this monitor. I am starting to wonder if this monitor has a limitation with component.

With the Underscan option turned on, at least the whole desktop is displayed on the plasma, but it has a nice black border (actually, horrible black border). I feel that there is some fundamental concept that I am missing. Perhaps just using component is a bad idea.

I do have a D-Sub and RGB inputs on this set, but due to lack of planning, I only have component running to this location. (yes, that sound you hear is me banging my head on the wall for not running RGB and DVI cables).

Anyway, can anyone give me some advice would be appreciating. In the mean time, I will keep searching the forum.


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Underscanning with adjustment makes it look a lot better. However, I still have a lot of playing to do.
Can't you use your component cables with the RGB connection?

What is the native resolution of your Plasma and what resolution is your desktop set to?
Well, the plasma is a Hitachi CMP4120HDU (42 inch). It's an XGA resolution monitor 1024 x 1024, which seems to be a strange resolution these days. It is usually referred to as an ALiS monitor. Here is a link to a PDF with some of the specs (page 2). http://www.source.uk.com/download/Hi...CMP4120HDU.pdf

Since I use the component connection for other items as well (namely HD Cable Box), I need to leave it as component.

Should I create a custom resolution of 1024 x 1024? Any advice is appreciated (except buy a new plasma :) )
After searching for ALiS, it appears that setting the card for 1024x768 will be the best. Since it is late now, I am off to bed, but will play around with a few more settings tomorrow.
Your plasma has rectangular shaped pixels since the pixel aspect ratio is not the same as the physical aspect ratio. Since Windows assumes square pixels you many have to play around a bit to get the image to correct proportions
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