Xenarc 700IDT Resolution Issues! HELP!
I'm a first time poster, but a long time reader, ive read up on the issue i will be discussing via search (to an extent) so please bare with me on this.
I received my Xenarc 700IDT (new 500Nit one, looks a little different to the old 700IDT) Anyway ive got it running on a test bench in my room which consists of an ATX power supply providing 12v to my Carputer and the Xenarc.
The general specs for the carputer are as follows:
Motherboard: Jetway J7F2WE2G (2ghz C7 CPU one)
Graphics Card: Via CN700 (VIA S3 graphics if that helps)
HDD: 160gb Samsung
RAM: 1gb DDR
OS: Windows XP Pro
Front End: Centrafuse XLE (Aus Maps)
Whats my problem you may be thinking? Well here goes, when i hooked up the Xenarc to my carPC and fired it up (installed the drivers and all properly) the touch screen works fine but everything looked so blurry (as if it wasn't in its native resolution), I checked the Xenarc's manual and it stated that the native resolution was 800x480. Armed with this knowledge i tried to set these in Windows XP but to no avail, installed Powerstrip to see if i can forcefully set the resolution to 800x480 but once again to no avail. I decided to hop on these forums and i ran a search to see if i could get things working correctly.
What my search revealed is that the CN700 supports a resolution of 800x480 but a bios setting had to be changed, tried it but everytime i went back into windows the BIOS would lose these settings, hopped back on these forums and found out that a new BIOS version (v J7F2W111) would fix this issue, updated the BIOS, not a problem, now windows was detecting the option for the card to go to 800x480, i was excited!
Set this up in both Windows Display and Powerstrip (and using 60hz refresh rate), looked alot better than before, but the image still wasn't as sharp (is that how you describe it?) as i would have liked, i tried mucking around with the Phase settings on the OSD menu of the Xenarc but it still wasn't looking too fantastic. I did some more research and Xenarc suggested using the advanced timing options in Powerstrip, followed these instructions but seemed to put the display into a widescreen mode (think of it like to big black lines one at the top and one at the bottom, like a widescreen movie in a 4:9 monitor, the option on the monitor was still set to 16:9) so i resorted back to the original 800x480 defaults and that is where i currently am.
What i want to know is what settings do my fellow Xenarc users use to display a sharp clear image?
Another question i have regarding this unit is that the screen flickers alot (not refresh rate) ill describe it the best way i can, it looks like the backlight is becoming brighter and then become duller constantly and quickly, i put this down to the power source being an ATX powersupply but is anyone having the same issue in a car environment, or know the cause of this?
Sorry about the stupidly long initial post but any help would be appreciated guys,
I hail from Australia by the way!