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Old 05-11-2005, 02:17 PM   #16  
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You might be able to turn it off in the graphics config, under DisplayProperties/Monitor... try turning off Plug&Play.
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Very interesting idea, but where exactly would I find the "plug and play" flag? I can't find such an option anywhere in my settings.
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Old 05-11-2005, 02:49 PM   #18  
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Under ME it's in Display Properties/Monitor... the config for your graphics card... look for a tab labeled monitor.
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Old 05-11-2005, 02:56 PM   #19  
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I run XP and I can't find such a tab, so I guess that's it. Another reason why I need the plasma connected to the DVI port is because soon it will be connected to the Onkyo's HDMI out. I wonder what my PC will say about the Onkyo as being a monitor. Is there someone around who connected a DVI capable monitor to a receivers HDMI output. I know that there aren't many receivers out there that have an HDMI in and output and it is also something very new.
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Old 05-14-2005, 04:33 PM   #20  
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Is the geforce2 mx400 capable of handling 720p or 1080i or should I upgrade? I was also wondering whether I should be getting stuttering while playing 1080i and 720p content using vlc and zoomplayer?
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Old 05-14-2005, 04:53 PM   #21  
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You should select a 1280 x 720p/60 Hz. res for that card, don't think it can handle interlaced res's... you've got a fast system, perhaps you should consider upgrading your graphics to something like an NVidia 6600 GT or 6800 GT - with better MPEG decode assist & Component outputs... the preferred res will depend on your display... in your case it's 720p.
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You should select a 1280 x 720p/60 Hz. res for that card, don't think it can handle interlaced res's... you've got a fast system, perhaps you should consider upgrading your graphics to something like an NVidia 6600 GT or 6800 GT - with better MPEG decode assist & Component outputs... the preferred res will depend on your display... in your case it's 720p.
Thanks for the quick replay. I better start looking for some video card deals.
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Old 05-14-2005, 10:23 PM   #23  
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And make sure your DirectX is up to date...

When asked what kind of new weapons might be used in the next World War, Einstein said he couldn't imagine, but that he knew what they would be for the war AFTER that one... Sticks & Stones!

He also said "It is impossible to simutaneously seek peace and prepare for war."

Then again, he never wore sox... he said "sox wear out, feet don't"
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Old 05-15-2005, 07:19 AM   #24  
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How is the 9800 pro compared to the 6600gt or 6800gt?
Do i get lag while playing videos because of my videocard or processor speed? I was wondering because when I use vlc player or zoomplayer, cpu usage is only 60-70%.

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Old 05-16-2005, 05:00 AM   #25  
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The 9800 pro has no component out. NVidia does, like this one...
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1099392683173
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:03 PM   #26  
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New to your forums, but after a few moments of reading and reviewing, I believe I'm in the right place. I'm quoting a previous post because I feel I fall into a similar situation.

I recently purchased a DVI cable to connect my PC (p4, w/NVIDIA Gforce4 Ti4800 w/latest NVIDIA drivers) to my Mitsubishi WS-48413 48" projection HDTV.

Using instructions provided with the new NVIDIA drivers, I've been able to at least get a picture to appear on the HDTV, albeit a flickering one with very small, non-readable text. I'm also attempting to do 1920x1080i. The TV is capable of 1080i/480i/480p, but not 720p.

I actually got a nice looking picture, albeit with gigantic text and little to no real-estate on the desktop when I tried the 480p mode.

My question is: given my current TV and PC video card, is there a happy medium where I can achieve a spartan desktop size (perhaps 800x600 or even 1024/768) with legible text?

Pardon my ignorance and thanks for your help
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Old 05-20-2005, 04:24 PM   #27  
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The problem is you have an interlaced display, which is horrible for PC text. Solution is to use EDTV mode, 848 x 480p. This isn't something a better card can help, it's the limitation of your CRT based display. You can create a slightly better custom res of 960 x 540p, using Powerstrip.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:47 AM   #28  
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hey all, have a sony kv30hs420 in my living room and my pc in my bedroom (25ft away). i want to buy a video card to allow me to watch hd quality movies on my tv and simutaneously be able to run apps on my computer through my samsung 17" lcd (vga). would a dual head card allow me ot do so? which cards are best for this setup? any help is appreciated
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Not recommended. Think about your family watching a movie while you are working feverously on your computer when it decided to hang up. A Control-Alt-Delete is not going to keep them from screaming.

I don't know of such a card btw. There are some that will run two applications, but video on one could be a different matter.
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thanks for the tip, but im a 20yr old college student, no family here to watch my hdtv!!!!
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