Need expert advice on setting up Radeon video card w/HDTV

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by John Smith, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    I am trying to get my Sapphire Radeon 9600 (w/S-Video + DVI) set up in
    Windows MCE with my Philips HD 16:9 RPTV (model 60PW9383). I am using an ATI
    HDTV DVI dongle (converts DVI to component YPbPr ) with the Radeon connected
    to HD component input on my TV. I am also using the latest version of the
    PowerStrip application to customize the video driver. My immediate aim is
    the get a full screen 864x486p resolution, and although I am getting some
    encouraging results, nothing as yet that I can use. I have problems
    adjusting the size of the viewable image to be full screen, it's either too
    big, too tall, or not tall enough. I have also problems setting 864x486 to
    be progressive. PowerStrip keeps setting the horizinotal scan rate to
    33.75kHz (which the TV interprets as 1080i) instead of 31.5. So...

    Has anyone else out their got this sort of setup working... Radeon plus
    dongle plus 16:9 HDTV?
    How is the Radeon 9600's ability to use custom resolutions?
    What resolution should I be aiming for... 864x486p... or higher?

    Also, how does MC handle live TV on a widescreen? My TV has a nice feature
    when not working in HDTV mode whereby it can dynamically adjust the size of
    the image to 16:9 and also consume any letterboxing. This feature is not
    available in HDTV mode so I'm wondering if MC provide similar functionality?
    At the moment when I watch TV in MC it displays it in unadjusted 4:3, which
    is of little use to me.

    Help appreciated.
    John Smith, Sep 23, 2004
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    Phil Taylor Guest

    there might be some more knowledgable users on, in the multimedia
    section. if you get no joy here.
    Phil Taylor, Sep 23, 2004
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  3. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Thanks. avsforum looks good too.
    John Smith, Sep 23, 2004
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