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Old 04-03-2005, 02:33 PM   #16  
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Wiley,

Cant help with HD, just starting myself but about the PC -

If it was a starter back in 2K, its best use would be for backups i think.
A small amount of speed (probably wont notice any difference tho)
could be gained by more RAM just because it could hold more stuff in
memory (meaning less harddisk reads). If it still has the original
graphics card installed then yes, a new one would help because of the
advances in tech during the last 4 years. Again, minimum speed
increase but a better looking picture with a new graphics card.
I would spend lots of money on it tho because of the age.

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Old 04-03-2005, 03:41 PM   #17  
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I picked up a Zenith E44W46LD back in September. Until recently I had only been using it to watch SD cable without any complaints. Recently I have built an HTPC with a MDP-130 HD Tuner card that sends 720p out over RGB. I also had a set-top HD Tuner for a couple of days but returned it because I decided to build an HTPC. To my suprise, my TV has about 6.5% overscan on all of the HD inputs and not just when using the HTPC. I can correct the desktop overscan using drivers and/or powerstrip, but that still leaves my tuner and any other devices I may hook up in the future with overscan that cannot be corrected. Is this something a tech should be able to fix, or am I just going to have to live with it?
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Old 04-03-2005, 04:50 PM   #18  
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I picked up a Zenith E44W46LD back in September. Until recently I had only been using it to watch SD cable without any complaints. Recently I have built an HTPC with a MDP-130 HD Tuner card that sends 720p out over RGB. I also had a set-top HD Tuner for a couple of days but returned it because I decided to build an HTPC. To my suprise, my TV has about 6.5% overscan on all of the HD inputs and not just when using the HTPC. I can correct the desktop overscan using drivers and/or powerstrip, but that still leaves my tuner and any other devices I may hook up in the future with overscan that cannot be corrected. Is this something a tech should be able to fix, or am I just going to have to live with it?
Overscan is normal and assumed by TV broadcasts. It is not a "problem" per-say. HTPC's highlight overscan because PCs are made for an edge-to-edge display, a PC monitor. Set-top boxes like DVD players, cable boxes, etc. are all made to work with overscan.
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Old 04-03-2005, 05:03 PM   #19  
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How much is normal? When I did have the set top HD Tuner I remember watching "24" and about 1/2 of the channel water mark was being cut off. I don't know for sure, but I would have to guess that the water mark is even above the bottom of the image a little. Maybe I'm just being picky about it since I've been fighting it with my HTPC all weekend .
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Old 04-04-2005, 07:21 AM   #20  
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Your ~6.5% is in the normal range. For the TV sets I have owned all show about 3/4 of the channel logo. This seems to be about normal, again the networks move the channel logo up and in a bit and many assume that you won't see the very edge.
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:34 AM   #21  
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Wiley, Windows knows all about widescreen 16:9 display & will keep everything correctly proportioned. Give the TV it's native res, 1280 x 720p @ 60 Hz. If your current drivers don't support that format, look for newer ones. I've also got an older computer running ME... at 720p.

Savagci, you're not in the right part of setup... select 'Adjust Display Properties'... then setup 1280 x 768 res, 32 bit color under 'Settings'. Then go to 'Adaptor' and set a refresh of 60 Hz (NOT! 'Optimal').
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #22  
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So, if you have dot by dot, does this mean that you don't need to worry about overscan?
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:52 PM   #23  
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i am having the same problem with overscanning. i am using an ati x850 xt with a Sony WEGA 50" 1080p Rear-Projection SXRD HDTV
Model: KDS50A2020

i have a dvi/hdmi cable connecting them. at 1920x1080 i can't see the taskbar. the only resolution that entirely shows is 800x600 which is unacceptable. is there a way to use powerstrip, or a similar program to create a custom resolution that accounts for the over scan? or perhaps a hidden setting in the tv's menu to shrink the picture? (it has a display area setting of -1 and -2 which both increase the size of the picture)

in powerstrip it shows the active pixels as being 1920 but the total pixels as 2200 for horizontal and 1080 active 1125 total for vertical. is there some way to make the total be 1920x1080? i called sony and they were less than no help.

i'm pretty bummed out so any help would make my day, month, and possibly year.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:20 PM   #24  
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after some bad luck i fried my video card when plugging in a usb cable... dunno how or why.

i have done some searching and it seems like all the overscan problems could be solved if i could get into the service menu. multiple different sites have said that you enter the sony service menu by pushing display>5>volume up>power but that just turns off my tv.

other people have said that in the catalyst control panel you can force it to use HDTV settings which would shrink it to the right size, but i am using an nvidia card now that the other one is toasted.

anyone know how to get into the service menu on this tv? or how to essentially do the same thing that the catalyst control panel does, but with an nvidia card?

thanks!
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:21 PM   #25  
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This may help from an earlier post:

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HDTV Overscan fixes - ISF Info
Nvidia's new Forceware drivers cured it all. These drivers add Consumer electronic display support for DVI-based digital displays, such as widescreen plasma screens (CEA/EIA-861B) according to Nvidia's website. There's a nifty little program called NVKeystone I think in the download that allows you to adjust the screen size from corner to corner. I have my entire computer screen visible now. http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_61.77.html
How to calibrate a TV: http://myweb.accessus.net/~090/how2adj.html
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:59 PM   #26  
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Does this nvidea program only work with nvidea video cards? I have an ATI
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Does this nvidea program only work with nvidea video cards? I have an ATI
Yes only nvidea cards. Use Catalyst drivers for ATI.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:27 PM   #28  
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Could this be the answer to the problem...
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Guys i have the link to a possible solution to our problem, but because i've yet to post my 5 post i can type the link...
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This is the setting of my 46 Samsung LCD HdTv...
Manufacturer description.... SAMSUNG
Manufacturer................ Samsung
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Plug and Play ID............ SAM0210
Serial number............... n/a
EDID data source............ Registry (stored)
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Manufacture date............ 2005, ISO week 49
EDID revision............... 1.3
Display type and signal..... Digital
Sync input support.......... n/a
Screen size................. 160 x 90 mm (~8")
Power management............ n/a

Color characteristics
Display gamma............... 2.40
Red chromaticity............ Rx 0.632 - Ry 0.357
Green chromaticity.......... Gx 0.289 - Gy 0.596
Blue chromaticity........... Bx 0.143 - By 0.085
White point (default)....... Wx 0.280 - Wy 0.290

Timing characteristics
VESA GTF support............ Not supported
Horizontal scan range....... 30-46kHz
Vertical scan range......... 59-61Hz
Video bandwidth............. 80MHz
Extension blocks............ 1
Timing recommendation #1.... 1280x720 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #2.... 1920x540 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1920x540" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 540 542 547 562 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #3.... 1920x1080 at 30Hz
Modeline................ "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
640 x 480 at 60Hz - IBM VGA
1280 x 720 at 60Hz - Samsung
1920 x 540 at 60Hz - Samsung
1920 x 1080 at 30Hz - Samsung

Raw EDID base
00: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 4C 2D 10 02 00 00 00 00
10: 31 0F 01 03 80 10 09 8C 0A E2 BD A1 5B 4A 98 24
20: 15 47 4A 20 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 1D 00 72 51 D0 1E 20 6E 28
40: 55 00 A0 5A 00 00 00 1E 01 1D 80 18 71 1C 16 20
50: 58 2C 25 00 A0 5A 00 00 00 9E 00 00 00 FD 00 3B
60: 3D 1E 2E 08 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC
70: 00 53 41 4D 53 55 4E 47 0A 20 20 20 20 20 01 8D

Raw EDID extension (reserved)
00: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Display adapter
Adapter description......... NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Adapter device ID........... 0x019110DE
Display settings............ 1920x1080, 32bpp

User/computer information
Registered user name........ El1iP3S01D
Registered organization..... n/a
Network user name........... Administrator
Network computer name.......
Windows version ............ Windows XP
Windows build .............. 5.02.3790 Service Pack 2
Installation date .......... 10/10/2007 12:00:00 PM
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