How do I add custom resolutions to the 4X.XX Dets?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by The Moog, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. The Moog

    The Moog Guest

    Hi there,
    I use my PC to watch DVD's on through my TV, and the best resolution for doing this is 720x480. In the older nVidia drivers, I could just add this to the inf file, and I could then use that resolution to play through to the TV. Does anyone know how to add custom resolutions in the new 4X.XX series drivers with their new compressed format? Cheers,

    The Moog
     
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Not sure about the nvidia drivers thing but you could use power strip to make your own.
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I thought 800x600 was the best resolution?
     
  4. The Moog

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    Yeah, I'd prefer to be able to set them all up without having to run another program though. 720x480 is a much better resolution to use as it more closely matches the resolution of the TV so you don't get interpolation errors, and you don't get as much overscan as at 800x600.
     
  5. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    sorry to revive an old thread but, i think there may be more people looking for a solution to this than just me... ( and noone has yet been brave enough to dig up this old thread...)

    was there ever a solution???

    I've tried using PowerStrip, but after creating my own custom .inf file, and setting 720x496 as the max res for my tv, i can only now select 640x480 in the windows display properties, the slider won't budge to let me take it up to 720x496...
     
  6. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    i was able to get things sort of figured out with Power Strip... but it seems that some aspects of Power Strip fight with the Detonators... and it's messing with overlay settings...
     
  7. BonyTony

    BonyTony Moderator

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    For the custom resolutions you want guys go HERE then go to the downloads section scroll down to how to modify your driver and the instructions and inf files you require are there (works for 41.09 + 43.45 versions)....i have used it and it works fine adding the extra resolutions in.

    Hope this is what you wanted.
     
  8. baser5nature

    baser5nature OSNN Addict

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    thanks tony... but tvtool doesn't work with my card (geforce 4 mx 440) It's got the integrated tv chip that tvtool doesn't support, I was able like i said to do it with PowerStrip, but the controls and methods with PowerStrip are rather convoluted and i couldn't change the geometric size to reduce the overscan on my tv screen...

    oh well... 640x480 will have to do...
     
  9. BonyTony

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    No dont use tv tool just use his instructions on modifying the driver so it supports the resolutions within the driver.

    It adds extra resolutions into the driver....you do not have to have tv tool installed.

    Like i said i followed his instructions and now i have the 720/480 in my nvidia driver settings(when i go to the tab for tv out resolution it shows up on the slider bar):rolleyes: