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Eric Lagerlof
PC Laptops, Monitor out rez tops out at 1024 x 768
on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:15:47 pm

I'm at a show running laptops into a Screen Pro 2. I've just run into 2 recently built laptops that can run their displays at 1600x900 or more but when I go into the graphics properties with multiple displays, the 'Monitor Out' resolutions top out at 1024. This includes one with an extra nVidia card, not just the intel 4000 chip. Am I missing something here? (I'm trying to send out 1280x720-16x9), and would settle for 1366x768) But even if I drop the laptop display rez to something lower the monitor output still stops at 1024.


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Seth Tours
Re: PC Laptops, Monitor out rez tops out at 1024 x 768
on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:26:28 am

You need a vga edid manager. Something like this http://www.connectpro.com/prod_vid_ddcVGA.html



Cheers,
Seth


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Eric Lagerlof
Re: PC Laptops, Monitor out rez tops out at 1024 x 768
on Sep 24, 2013 at 3:11:54 am

Seth, thanks for the info. I always assumed edit was only passed via digital connections (DVI, HDMI) and not good old analog via. I guess the newer vga connectors try and collect edid info?! The

Screen Pro 2's edid manager was set to 1280x720 but I doubt its vga connectors were designed to send out that digital info.


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Walter Soyka
Re: PC Laptops, Monitor out rez tops out at 1024 x 768
on Sep 24, 2013 at 3:34:34 am

[Eric Lagerlof] "Seth, thanks for the info. I always assumed edit was only passed via digital connections (DVI, HDMI) and not good old analog via. I guess the newer vga connectors try and collect edid info?!"

EDID is a part of VGA's DDC, or Display Data Channel [link].

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Eric Lagerlof
Re: PC Laptops, Monitor out rez tops out at 1024 x 768
on Sep 24, 2013 at 5:52:09 pm

That answers one question. Though in this situation the ScreenPro 2's EDID manager was set to 1280x720...

On another note, know some good tricks to get a Macbook Pro to send out 1280x720 via its VGA/DisplayPort output? 1280x768 seems to be all that's on offer. And while the SP2 sees it(1280x768), it doesn't seem to be able to resize it anywhere close to fitting a 16x9 screen in either 1:1 sampling mode or 'Oversampling' Mode. I own a MBPro, non-retina, and I still hate to seem them at shows with Barco or Analog Way switchers...aaarrgh!


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