gma 950 and panasonic th-37pv70

gma 950 and panasonic th-37pv70

hi everybody,

I am having an mce system with an intel gma 950 connected to an panasonic th-37pv70, plasma, but within 720p screen size doens`t fit.
Can someone help me with eding the inf. file for the right resolutions???
This is a screendump of moninf.

Manufacturer description.... PANASONIC-TV
Manufacturer................ Panasonic
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Plug and Play ID............ MEIA064
Serial number............... 454 (173400454)
EDID data source............ Registry (stored)
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Manufacture date............ 2007, ISO week 34
EDID revision............... 1.3
Display type and signal..... Digital
Sync input support.......... n/a
Screen size................. n/a
Power management............ n/a

Color characteristics
Display gamma............... 2,20
Red chromaticity............ Rx 0,640 - Ry 0,345
Green chromaticity.......... Gx 0,291 - Gy 0,635
Blue chromaticity........... Bx 0,163 - By 0,093
White point (default)....... Wx 0,288 - Wy 0,296

Timing characteristics
VESA GTF support............ Not supported
Horizontal scan range....... 15-68kHz
Vertical scan range......... 49-61Hz
Video bandwidth............. 150MHz
Extension blocks............ 1
Timing recommendation #1.... 1280x720 at 50Hz
Modeline................ "1280x720" 74,250 1280 1720 1760 1980 720 741 746 750 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #2.... 1280x720 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1280x720" 74,250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
1280 x 720 at 50Hz - Panasonic
1280 x 720 at 60Hz - Panasonic

Raw EDID base
00: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 34 A9 64 A0 C6 01 00 00
10: 22 11 01 03 80 00 00 78 0A DA FF A3 58 4A A2 29
20: 17 49 4B 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 1D 00 BC 52 D0 1E 20 B8 28
40: 55 40 9A 26 53 00 00 1E 01 1D 00 72 51 D0 1E 20
50: 6E 28 55 00 9A 26 53 00 00 1E 00 00 00 FC 00 50
60: 41 4E 41 53 4F 4E 49 43 2D 54 56 0A 00 00 00 FD
70: 00 31 3D 0F 44 0F 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 01 85

Raw EDID extension (reserved)
00: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Display adapter
Adapter description......... Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family
Adapter device ID........... 0x27A28086
Display settings............ 1280x720, 32bpp

User/computer information
Registered user name........ acersen
Registered organization..... n/a
Network user name...........
acersen
Network computer name....... ACER-7CA1ED710F
Windows version ............ Windows XP
Windows build .............. 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
Installation date .......... n/a

thx in advance

arie

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Your TV is asking for

1280x720" 74,250 1280 1720 1760 1980 720 741 746 750 +hsync +vsync

but it's scaling everything it gets at that resolution to its native resolution (1024x768). You might be able to change to1024x768 and get everything to look correct on screen, but some TVs don't accept their native resolution over HDMI.

You said in the other thread that 1080p looked okay, right? Why not use that?

The other option is to take the timings that are given for 1280x720 and make an underscanned resolution which will fill your screen and keep the toolbar useful. Let me know if you want help doing that.

thanks for the info, and yes can you help me with the underscan resolution settings???
At 1080 is also not okay, i lose 20 % of the screen.

When i change tthe resolution in the gma 950 to 1024 * 768 i get a smal screen in a big black window.

I have tried powerstrip but when i change the size of the screen with the markers up/down, i get a black sreen.

So far no luck, and of course i can use dvi>vga but i want to get it right in hdmi (no lost of converting)

thx arie

Okay. Here's what I'll suggest you do: choose whichever resolution you're having better luck with (720p or 1080p).

Since you already have Powerstrip installed, go to Display Profiles | Configure | Advanced Timing Options | Custom Resolutions. Check the "Lock Total Geometry" box and then use the "Design a Custom Resolution" button (looks like a draftsmen's square next to the clipboard buttons).

Follow the instructions to make the box fit your screen. When done, click the "Copy to Clipboard" button. Paste the results here and I'll help you convert that information into something to plug into your .INF file which hopefully (with a little tweaking) should provide you with a better screen.

thx, this are the results:
PowerStrip timing parameters:
1218x688=1218,470,40,252,688,22,5,35,148800,1

Generic timing details for 1218x688:
HFP=470 HSW=40 HBP=252 kHz=75 VFP=22 VSW=5 VBP=35 Hz=100

VESA detailed timing:
PClk=148800,00 H.Active=1218 H.Blank=762 H.Offset=454 HSW=40 V.Active=688 V.Blank=62 V.Offset=22 VSW=5

Linux modeline parameters:
"1218x688" 148,800 1218 1688 1728 1980 688 710 715 750 +hsync +vsync

i hope we can solve this problem

greetings arie

01 1DC2FA 42 B0 3E 20D62865 44 9A 26 53 00 00 1E 37 01

Try that in the DTD_1 field of your .INF (comma delimited), along with TotalDTDCount = 1.

Alternatively, instead of reinstalling the drivers, edit your registry values of DTD_1 and TotalDTDCount. There are several, so keep hitting Search until there are no more.

Image may still show up shifted. Let me know which direction and we'll try to dial it in.

hi archibael,

i have the same problems with gma 950 as arie2007 can you help me to ?

her are my powerstrip results,

PowerStrip timing parameters:
1218x685=1218,140,40,252,685,22,5,38,148800,1
Generic timing details for 1218x685:
HFP=140 HSW=40 HBP=252 kHz=90 VFP=22 VSW=5 VBP=38 Hz=120
VESA detailed timing:
PClk=148800,00 H.Active=1218 H.Blank=432
H.Offset=124 HSW=40 V.Active=685 V.Blank=65 V.Offset=22 VSW=5
Linux modeline parameters:
"1218x685" 148,800 1218 1358 1398 1650 685 707 712 750 +hsync +vsyncHi

kiremats, your DTD is

01 1DC2B0 41AD41 208C286504000000 00 00 1E 37 01

BTW, once you've used Powerstrip to determine the resolution you want, I recommend shutting it off and ensuring it doesn't come back up at boot time. It can play havoc with your custom resolution and even prevent it from coming up in the first place.

after editing the register and changing the resolution in the .inf now it working perfect, thanks!!!!!!!!

greetings arie

hi archibael,

it works perfect thanks

Glad it worked out for you guys.

:)

AB

Hi archibael,

I have a little question, my refresrate at the panasonic is now 50 hz, what must i change in the inf file to set the refreshrate to 60 herz???

thx arie

Sorry, I assumed since it's a Euro model TV you wanted 50 Hz. You'll have to do the whole Powerstrip thing over again with the original 60Hz 1280x720 resolution (with overscan) selected and do the whole "stretch the box to fit the screen" thing again.

I'll give you a different DTD to get that new one at 60 Hz.

hi archibel,

My fault, i wasn`t clear what i want...

but this is 1280/720 60 hz powerstrip strech the box settings:

PowerStrip timing parameters:
1218x687=1218,142,40,250,687,20,5,38,148800,1

Generic timing details for 1218x687:
HFP=142 HSW=40 HBP=250 kHz=90 VFP=20 VSW=5 VBP=38 Hz=120

VESA detailed timing:
PClk=148800,00 H.Active=1218 H.Blank=432 H.Offset=126 HSW=40 V.Active=687 V.Blank=63 V.Offset=20 VSW=5

Linux modeline parameters:
"1218x687" 148,800 1218 1360 1400 1650 687 707 712 750 +hsync +vsync

Need i also change the register with this new data????

thx in advance

You can keep both 50 Hz and 60 Hz by leaving DTD_1 alone and putting

01 1DC2B0 41AF3F 208E 28 45 04 9A 26 53 0000 1E 37 01

into DTD_2 and changing TotalDTDCount to "2". That way if you get some PAL 25fps or 50 Hz content you can optimize your display settings for it.

Wow, an odd-number of scan lines. While it will probably work, I've gotta think it's gonna introduce scaling artifacts. As long as 687 works to your satisfaction you should be fine with keeping it, but if it looks funny to you I suggest trying 688 lines just to make things even:

01 1DC2B0 41B03E 208E 28 45 04 9A 26 53 0000 1E 37 01

Hi archibael,

how can you translate the output from powerstrip into those strings?

I mean, I have a similar problem here with a GMA950 integrated in a mac mini and a pioneer plasma tv and I'd like to have the correct output on screen...

If it does not bother you, I can look the report by Powerstrip tonight, but I can also try this myself if you prefer...

Thanks in advance!

Paolo

Paolo,

Sorry I didn't get back to you immediately. There's a new tool out which will probably help you better than I could do alone:

http://software.intel.com/en-us/forums//topic/56423

I'll be in that thread ifthe instructions are unclear or if there's any other help needed.

Rgds,

AB

Hi archibael,

I am coming back so late only because I was able to test your instruction only recently. Well, thank you! Everything worked like a charm :)

Thanks again for your help!

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