Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257


Topic # 22476 29-May-2008 12:31
Send private message


This may be better directed to a pure PC oriented forum, but I was recently playing around with my HTPC resolution to try to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping.  After changing the desktop resolution, I now experience a funny flickering and delay when switching between Vista Media Centre and the desktop.  Furthermore screensavers no longer function (I've always had the photo slide show screensaver enabled, but the screen just goes blank now when the screensaver is activated).

What have I done wrong?

Create new topic
4271 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 758

Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 134126 29-May-2008 12:39
Send private message

could be a number of things but i'd start with your desktop resolution and refresh rate settings.

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257


  Reply # 134129 29-May-2008 12:48
Send private message

I've got a Sony Bravia LCD TV which is native at 1366x768.  What resolution and refresh rate should I be using?


1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 257


  Reply # 134574 31-May-2008 11:05
Send private message

I got it functioning back to where it was by reducing the resolution to 1280 x 720 @ 50Hz, so I suspect it was the refresh rate causing the issue.

But why can't I select 1360 x 768 @ 50Hz or 60Hz?  The only settings at this resolution were 25, 29, and 30Hz.

I might start a new thread asking this question.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.