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Topic # 119654 9-Jun-2013 13:08
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Hi all,
my signature shows that I am using 8600GT video card. Unfortunately something went wrong with the computer and after a long story... I have to use the built-in video graphics (ATI HD 3200). Installed the drivers (did not use this before due to stuttering issues everybody was talking about years ago when I set up the system), Media Portal started to use the new graphics straight away. Not happy at all with picture quality (I do not believe I will ever get back that crisp and perfect picture I had with the GeForce 8600GT)...

Problem is, that the desktop and the menu screens of Media Portal are using the entire area of the screen, but as soon as I watch TV (or recorded tv), there are two black bands top and bottom. Older videos which I know that they used to fill the screen 100%, now show the same black bands top and bottom. I would say the bans are approx 20-25 pixels wide (each).

I have played with different setting in Media Portal for tv zoom modes (original, stretch, letterbox, etc) but there is no change, I cannot get rid of those top and bottom black bands.

Any suggestion will be much appreciated.
Regards,
Chris.




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  Reply # 833078 9-Jun-2013 16:14
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Could be a GPU scaling issue, have you looked in the Catalyst section under displays?



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  Reply # 833205 9-Jun-2013 20:02
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before I was trying to change the "zoom" type from within MediaPortal and it did not made any changes. But as soon as I made the changes in Mediaportal Configuration module, they new settings were applied as expected.




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  Reply # 834423 11-Jun-2013 19:27
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Set MP to normal mode. Problem lies outside of MP.

Either Video cards settings (Adjust overscan to 0% in CCC) or TV's settings (Change picture mode to just scan / 1:1 pixel mapping / PC mode with 0% overscan). This is on assumption your display does 1:1 mapping.




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