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afdf
07-19-04, 11:47 AM
Hi, first post here.

i'm using linux, but im sure the solution applies to windows as well. i have an nvidia fx5200, and i'm trying to run my monitor @ 1280x1024, and clone the full screen to a tv without panning at some lower resolution. I realize i may be venturing into dangerous territory, but I'm prepared...

so, in my xfree86 log, it tells me the only tv modes validated are 800x600 and 640x480. I used a modeline calculator and put in what i would need to run 1280x1024 at the frequency of a tv. i get the modelines, and it seems like the card validates them because it doesn't say "xxx is beyond the vscan" , etc... instead, it says (not a valid TV mode). all that work getting the mode to validate with the tv out, and the card still won't play ball!

so, what are my choices to get a 1280x1024 to clone full to a tv screen. im up for anything like new video cards, vga to tv adapter, etc... the MAN wants it and he doesn't like it when i tell him we can't do it

-afdf

JGene
07-19-04, 11:41 PM
Hi, first post here.

i'm using linux, but im sure the solution applies to windows as well. i have an nvidia fx5200, and i'm trying to run my monitor @ 1280x1024, and clone the full screen to a tv without panning at some lower resolution. I realize i may be venturing into dangerous territory, but I'm prepared...

so, in my xfree86 log, it tells me the only tv modes validated are 800x600 and 640x480. I used a modeline calculator and put in what i would need to run 1280x1024 at the frequency of a tv. i get the modelines, and it seems like the card validates them because it doesn't say "xxx is beyond the vscan" , etc... instead, it says (not a valid TV mode). all that work getting the mode to validate with the tv out, and the card still won't play ball!

so, what are my choices to get a 1280x1024 to clone full to a tv screen. im up for anything like new video cards, vga to tv adapter, etc... the MAN wants it and he doesn't like it when i tell him we can't do it

-afdf

Don't quote me on this but I've heard that 1024x768 is the maximum resolution that still allows TV-out.

GeminiViper
05-02-05, 07:19 PM
JGene is right by all that I know, 1024x768 is as large as I've ever gotten a TV Res in Windows at least. Though I was wondering if either of you would be able to advise me on how to get my TV Out working in SuSE 9.3 with an FX5200. I'm pretty new to linux and the readme file confuses me. If you could help me that would be awesome. Thanks.

jolle
05-04-05, 04:06 PM
stick with 1024 (or 800x600)..
for video it wont matter, and for text and stuff its really hard to read webpages above 800x600 (with standard fontsizes)..