Laptop max resolution less than projectors

  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    Laptop max resolution less than projectors


    My camera club has just bought a new Projector with a 1920x1200 max resolution, but the clubs Windows laptop screen is only 1920x1080 as is the max graphics card resolution.How can we get the laptop to project at the Projectors max resolution of 1910x1200, or canít we?

    Have seen external usb graphics cards on eBay that go up to far higher resolutions, but donít know anything about them .. could one of those be the answer?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Kev from Cromer
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       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Native resolution of video output and input is always going to be an issue. What is the model and manufacturer of the laptop? You can use the USB adapters if you really need to go to the Native Resolution of the PJ.
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       4 Weeks Ago #3

    The projector should be able to take an HDMI input of 1920x1080 and just have blackbars top/bottom, just smaller size vertically, or it might stretch it.

    Have a look at it's specs and menus. It should be flexible enough to change aspect ratio and take lower resolution inputs.

    Laptops are commonly 1366x768 or 1920x1080.

    A modern one should breeze through this with ease.
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       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Helmut said: View Post
    The projector should be able to take an HDMI input of 1920x1080 and just have blackbars top/bottom, just smaller size vertically, or it might stretch it.
    Have a look at it's specs and menus. It should be flexible enough to change aspect ratio and take lower resolution inputs.

    Laptops are commonly 1366x768 or 1920x1080.

    A modern one should breeze through this with ease.
    Majority of input video devices will self change to the input resolution and will not show the bars for video input at 1920x1080. Your eye would really not even see the difference, especially with a PJ. Majority of the Projectors used are not even calibrated properly and with the screen choice that a person makes, it really is not going to be movie theater quality.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    Native resolution of video output and input is always going to be an issue. What is the model and manufacturer of the laptop? You can use the USB adapters if you really need to go to the Native Resolution of the PJ.
    Many thanks for your help.

    The lap top is a HP250 G1nNotebook The Processor is; Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 240GHz
    Installed Memory (RAM); 6.00 GB (5.90 usable)
    System Type; 64-bit
    Windows 7 Professional
    Service Pack 1

    Arenít sure how these USB graphics cards work ... the one we found online is:-

    StarTech.com Slim USB 3.0 to VGA External Video Card: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

    Any idea if that would solve our problems?
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       4 Weeks Ago #6

    The Startech devices are pretty good. Amazon has a great return policy. Try the device out and if it does not work, send it back.
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