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Actually this varies. A few games are designed with widescreen TVs in mind, and with these you can enjoy the full width of your widescreen TV, after choosing the appropriate in-game options. Such a setting is independent of any progressive scan options, since widescreen display can also be used with other scan modes.
Originally Posted by nijhawank
I don't think that the Xploder driver really can rescale a 480p image to full 720p size. That would require fairly heavy processing which would be bound to interfere with any game, stealing too much of both CPU and GPU 'power' that the game requires.
but for Metal Gear Solid 2 which does not support progressive scan, I tried Xploder HDTV Player to output 480p (even tried 720p), but it did not fill my TV screen. The game appeared in a much smaller box filling around 60-70% of my screen.
Why the difference when the game itself outputting a 480p or Xploder HTV doing it?
Doing similar processing for a traditional 50/60 Hz interlaced signal is much easier, due to the much lower processing rate needed, so for such signals the driver may be able to rescale the image in realtime, without disturbing the game too much. And that is the main purpose of the driver after all, to supply games that have no progressive support with that ability.
But with a 480p image being generated by the game itself I would expect the driver to simply add in the missing lines as all black signal, with corresponding additions to the right and left ends of each line as well, so as to produce its 720p output. 480/720 is appx 67%, which fits your estimate of the used screen segment vertically, though the pixel usage is then really the square of that ratio (appx 44%).
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Guys, I guess I know the reason for the intermittent blackouts. It's the electrical fluctuation.
I noticed it now quite a number of times, whenever there is some activity relating to an electrical appliance (turning on/off the AC, or just some voltage fluctuation), my screen flickers.
So this could be due to cheap shielding of my wire.
A bit about my component cable... it's around 1centi-meter in diameter containing all 5 wires. At the end where it connects to the TV it splits into 5 each around 2mm (milli-meter) thick and around 10 inches long. The part of the cable containing all 5 cables together seems tough with it's shield.
The problem could be my placement of the cables. All my cables (TV power cable, Component (thicker section), Composite) run through a small hole in the back of my TV trolley, so basically they are very close and the electric fluctuations may cause such interference.
I'm now thinking to run my component cable seperate from other cables (specially the power cable) and observe the situation.
I'm having this feeling that it'll solve my problem but then the component cable running separately than other wires will irritate me, I mean if it's visible.
Could there be a way, I can do some shielding myself? Something like covering my cable with aluminum foil and grounding the foil.
Can somebody suggest any idea?
- Kamal N