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Topic # 14208 21-Jun-2007 09:33
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What is fixed resolution mode?

I am reading a few reviews of LCD's and it states it doesn't have fixed resolution mode.

My usual method of searching is not bringing up much useful info.

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  Reply # 75559 21-Jun-2007 19:03
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it seems it's to do with the ability when playing games for the screen to be able to 'pillar box' the picture instead of stretching it to the full width. Especially useful if the game is old and only supports 4:3 resolutions.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 75586 21-Jun-2007 21:48
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fixed resolution mode is a term used to define display panel hardware's intrinsic ability to moderate its display resolution independant of the incoming signal's resolution.

in english: your LCD screen can be set at fixed resolution mode for example at 1920x1080. so if your signal from the computer is 1280x756, it will take a smaller space on your LCD screen, with blackness surrounding it on 4 sides. if your signal is say 1280x1024, it will appear as 1280x1080, with its top and bottom chopped off, and black pillar boxes on the side. and so on and so forth.

usually a few fixed resolution modes are available when present.




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