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#1 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:00 AM

I just installed a 42" Panasonic plasma in our conference room for our conference room machine to run , and the quality of the combination seems pretty crappy. I'm hoping that I just need to do some tweaking, so I'll present what I have done to you guys to see what you think.

Dell dimension pc with a nvidia digital pci card installed.. 128mb of video memory, latest driver for the card for XP. Dvi-out of the card to hdmi-in on the plasma using an overpriced radio shack cable.

When I set the display properties to 1920 x 1080 the image fills the screen properly (I do have to adjust for overscan), but the screen fonts just never become readable. The set acts like the refresh rate isn't set properly, but the only option I have is 60hz.

Any ideas? My first thought is that I didn't choose my video card well, so I'm certainly willing to return that if that will solve my issue.
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#2 OFFLINE   Mark Lamutt

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:46 AM

Is the native resolution of the plasma 1920x1080? If not, you should set the output resolution as closely as possible to the native res of the plasma. You should be able to do that directly with the later versions of the nvidia drivers. If not, you may have to use Powerstrip to do it.
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#3 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 11:35 AM

It is... and what is powerstrip?
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:14 PM

Can you set the display properties lower,, say to 1024 x 768 and see how the fonts work. It may not fill your screen but if the fonts look okay,, it may be that the card cant handle that high of a resolution. Do you know the model of the card ?

#5 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 12:42 PM

Everything was garbled at lower resolutions. That said, I'm not 100% sure I like the nvidia card. this is an e-geforce fx 5200.. looks like evga makes the card.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:05 PM

I was looking at spec sheet. It says the highest DVI output is only 1600 x 1200 for that card.

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:07 PM

Here are specs that I found. Also notice,, it goes up to resolution of 2048 x 1536 but at 75mhz. The card looks like it is underpowered for what you want.

Specifications

• Powered by NVidia GeForce FX 5200 GPU
• Available in 64/128 meg versions
• CineFX™ engine
• 128-bit studio-precision color
• Architected for Cg
• AGP 8X -2.1GB/s bandwidth to system
• Core Clock: 250MHz
• Memory Clock: 400MHz
• Memory Bandwidth: 6.4GB per second
• Fill Rate: 1.0 Billion texels per second
• Verticals per second: 63 million
• Operations per second: 1.03 trillion
• 0.15 Micron Process Technology
• NVIDIA®'s nView™ multi-display technology
• Digital Vibrance Control (DVC) 3.0
• 350MHz RAMDACs support 2048x1536 resolution at 75MHz
• 4 Pixels/Clock Rendering Pipeline
• Pixel Shader and Vertex Shader 2.0
• New 64-phase Video Scaler
• Highest DVI output up to 1600x1200
• Integrated TV encoder up to 1024x768 resolution
• Integrated full hardware MPEG-2 decoder
• NVidia® Unified Driver Architecture (UDA)
• Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 Optimizations and Support
• OpenGL® 1.4 Optimizations and Support

#8 OFFLINE   Neil Derryberry

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 01:38 PM

There's the final nail in the coffin.. I'll take the card back and get the ati.
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 02:02 PM

Powerstrip is a program that lets you define custom output resolutions.
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