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PS2 Lightgun –
Just bought a new lightgun. It should be 100Hz compatible.
I tryed it on my widescreen tv (100Hz, 32'') but when trying to calibrate the gun the target scrolls horizontal. My vertical is perfect.
Could it be that the lightgun isn't compatible with 100Hz, even if the advertisement sayed so?
Or is it a issue with brightness and contrast?
Or maybe a 16:9 issue?
I don't know anymore.
The gun works perfectly on my 45cm 4:3 tv.]
And yes, my widescreen tv is a CRT
Does your TV have the option to switch out of 100Hz mode? If so, that would probably be a good way to test if the gun is working or not on your specific TV. Also, it is possible that your TV converts the signal to a progressive signal which could also be causing problems. Still, if it's running at 100Hz this is usually an indication that it's providing an interlaced signal. My CRT will do a 100hz interlaced display and a 50Hz/60Hz interlaced upconverted to progressive display.
Judging by the way these guns work, I would assume that 100hz mode could cause problems, as they seem to rely on the light being emitted from the screen... and having the TV not refresh as the gun expects would probably cause isses. Also, I presume the Horizontal sync on the TV screen stays the same while the vertical is set to 100Hz... so it is quite possible it would give the symptoms you described. Still, none of this should really matter if the gun is compatible with 100Hz displays.
Maybe also try switching the TV out of widescreen mode (if possible) and play with the birghtness and contrast settings to help narrow your list down. You could also try other inputs if this is a possibility with your lightgun.
I think I've found the issue. My tv works with a couple of special features like D.I.S.T. and I think that's the thing.
I'm going to sell the lightguns, and buy me a LCD Topgun. This gun works with sensorbars (simulair to the wii) and should work even on a projector.
Still, thanks for the reply.