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I just hooked my pc up to my X1 and forgot to change the resolution to 1024x768 before switching the VGA cables. I quickly realized I was displaying 1280x1024.


Why is the max acceptable PC resolution listed at 1024x768 if it can do higher? So, does this mean that I can use powerstrip to use a 4:3 resolution in between 1024x768 and 1280x1024?


This is strange because I thought a higher rez would damage the X1 or something. Pretty cool .
 

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The X1 is rescaling the 1280 x 1024 down to its native 1024 x 768. No matter what you do, you can't get more than 1024 x 768 pixels.


When you set your PC to 1024 x 768, you are getting 1:1 pixel mapping. You won't gain anything by sending the X1 anything else (and you actually lose, because of possible scaling artifacts).
 

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The X1 is rescaling the 1280 x 1024 down to its native 1024 x 768. No matter what you do, you can't get more than 1024 x 768 pixels.


When you set your PC to 1024 x 768, you are getting 1:1 pixel mapping. You won't gain anything by sending the X1 anything else (and you actually lose, because of possible scaling artifacts).


Actually, the X1 is native 800x600 and I was quite aware of the downscaling. I'm only surprised of the fact that it can display 1280x1024 pc resolution, which is quite a bit further than the "Max PC resolution of 1024x768" listed on the specs. Just thought it was interesting. It looked pretty smooth at 1280x1024 too. I was surprised that I was able to still read the small text still since it's a native 800x600 machine.


I'm wondering if this resolution only worked because I plugged it up while the machine was already on or if I changed it at anytime that resolution would work. I'm just glad it didn't damage my X1.
 

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There's a difference between accepting a resolution and displaying it. The X1 can display a max of 800x600...that's it. A semantic difference, perhaps, but we might as well talk right. ;)
 

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I think we all understand that, but what he is posting about is usually it will only scale 1024, or just take 720p or 1080i.
 

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Mtyson,


So how does it compare at 1280x1024 on dvds versus proper 800x600 scaling?


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Mtyson,


So how does it compare at 1280x1024 on dvds versus proper 800x600 scaling?


Victor


I'll have to check again later tonight. I think Zoom player wasn't set to scale when I had it playing.


I did check out some 720p HD clips and they looked good. Not sure if they looked better or not since I haven't viewed HD on my X1 in a while. I'll try to compare later tonight to see if I can see any kind of difference.


I probably wouldn't play DVDs at this rez simply because FFDShow's resize option set that high might cause DVDs on my pc to play a little choppy.


It was kind of neat for surfing the net though. Personally, I'd like to try something a bit in between 1024x768 and 1280x1024 for internet surfing. I can't use 800x600 for surfing the net. The desktop, text and IE are way too large.
 
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