Widescreen

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Funkyb, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Funkyb

    Funkyb Simple

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    I have a an nVidia Geforce fx 5600 with TV out. Is there any way to set the tv out to give correct proportions for a widescreen 16:9 format. The current all work on 4:3 normal tv layout.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Can't you change the res to a 16:9 resolution? That's what I have here, with a Radeon though.
     
  3. Funkyb

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    Cant find one at the moment but will give a good rummage. Will have to get the calculator out to check the ratios!!
     
  4. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    1280x720 is the most sensible 16:9 resolution, though it might look a bit small on a tv.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I doubt that a TV can handle that resolution.
     
  6. champ2005

    champ2005 | xs |

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    a tv can "display" any resolution you throw at it - just that 1280x720 will probably be unreadable. i find that on my tv i can only read text if its at 800x600 or less, so i would suggest using something like 800x450 if you want a readable display. As thats not a standard res, u might try entering it in the change resolutions > add custom mode thing in the nvidia display settings. But i dont know if you can adjust the main display and tv seperately though.