SNAP (Build 411) 16:9 format

SNAP (Build 411) 16:9 format

Post by johnsut » Sun, 28 May 2006 17:36:37

I have replaced a 15" monitor with a HP f2105 (maximum 1680 1050 60) LCD which
worked out of the box.

My problem is getting the application text and graphics in the correct H to V
proportion when the 16:9 ratios are selected in SNAP. (4:3 ratios are not a

Although SNAP lists the f2105, it does not offer the 1680 1050 resolution, and
the other resolutions produce wrongly proportioned images in all 3 hardware
display options.

The onboard chip is Trident Blade 3D (VIA VT 8601) 8MB.

Any suggestions?

SNAP (Build 411) 16:9 format

Post by Marcel Mle » Mon, 29 May 2006 04:09:06

As far as I remember you can add any custom resolution with the tools
provided with SNAP. Look for gamode.exe.
However, I did not test it myself, because 1600*1200 is suitable for me.



SNAP (Build 411) 16:9 format

Post by Paul Smedl » Mon, 29 May 2006 11:08:18

Hi John,

The video may well be the problem. Or the Snap level. Why don't you
try the trial version of Snap from the Scitech site to see if it
helps. I just bought a Viewsonic 20" widescreen monitor and it's
working perfectly with a ATI X300 video card. As soon as I rebooted
Snap (v3.1.6) offered me 1680x1050 and I rebooted and that was it....



SNAP (Build 411) 16:9 format

Post by johnsut » Tue, 30 May 2006 17:13:04

In <4478a3bb$0$11061$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Marcel_M=FCller?= < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

gamode.exe did the trick; many thanks Marcel.

The effect is an order of magnitude better than the CRT.

With the wide screen, I should not again need to pan html or pdf files.