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I have been using powerstrip to create my custom resolution. It has been working fine, since I used letterbox and did the "resolution in a resolution" feature. I have been using VGA since my laptop only has that.


I wanted to experiment if I could get 2560x1080 to work. I got the driver to send it as 2560x1080, and it does appear correct with the Anamorphic lens in place, but the signal reads from the projector as 1680x1080, and text does not appear as detailed as 1920x810. Vertical detail does look fine though.


I have tried a game session of both Team Fortress 2 and Counter Strike: Source on 2560x1080, both of which I frequently use as benchmarks. Obviously I had to crank the game settings to low to get them to be playable. Detail is still beneficial with the higher resolution signal however, even if the projector is a lower horizontal resolution. I planning on making a gaming rig, which the added resolution will be beneficial.


My main question is what would work to get the resolution of 2560x1080 to be sent as 1920x1080 rather than 1680x1080. I tried to tweak the pixel clock, but that did nothing.
 

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My main question is what would work to get the resolution of 2560x1080 to be sent as 1920x1080 rather than 1680x1080. I tried to tweak the pixel clock, but that did nothing.
It doesn't really matter, your projector can't actually display 2560, since it doesn't have that many pixels. It seems likely that the projector just doesn't know how to display 2560 (I mean the number). If you've got PowerStrip set to send 2560x1080, then that's what it's sending.
 

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It doesn't really matter, your projector can't actually display 2560, since it doesn't have that many pixels. It seems likely that the projector just doesn't know how to display 2560 (I mean the number). If you've got PowerStrip set to send 2560x1080, then that's what it's sending.

I know that it will not present the whole 2560 horizontal pixels, and I could live with 1920x810, but that is not the point. My point being is that since I used an Anamorphic lens to show the whole 1080 vertical pixels from my projector, and that the 2560 pixels are sent in to make a 2.35:1 image (still as a 1920x1080) without the compromise of vertical resolution that 1920x810 will. Admittedly I'd perferred doing stretching as a 1920x1080 image, so the computer does all the work.


I am currently using my laptop via VGA, and Powerstrip can be a pain to use. The signal is still sent as 1680x1080, I want the projector to be sent as 1920x1080 signal from the 2560x1080 source, not 2560x1080 itself. As I mentioned, I plan on making a gaming rig (with a digital output) in the future so that I hope it will have a control center that will be the alternative from using powerstrip. Keep in mind I'm not only doing movie watching, I'm doing this for the games I play.


I have captured a couple of game screenshots that are in 2560x1080 to give you an idea. (Note anti-aliasing in both images are off)



http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/57...03C7157247BD1/

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/57...67D4A41FAD21D/

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I will try that, thanks.
 
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