Samsung 216bw 1920*1080p

So, while I know this isn't completely uncommon knowledge, this display does in fact support 1080p even though its only advertised for 1680*1050.

Heres my dilemna:

The display has confirmed to work correctly with PS3's bluray playing 1080p movies/games.

I can get 1920*1080p to work in the windows interface correctly and easily by going through display options and listing all modes.

The problem is that I can't quite figure out how to get games in PC to recognize the new resolution - i'm assuming this is driver related, does anyone have any ideas how I can make this work, or if there is a compatible driver for a 1080p samsung display that might work with the 216bw; any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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  1. bump
  2. *cry*
  3. How are you confirming 1080p resolution? it's more likely that the PS3 is scaling down to 720p IMHO.
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    How are you confirming 1080p resolution? it's more likely that the PS3 is scaling down to 720p IMHO.


    OSD
  5. Which osd? Samsung's or software and what res is the desktop at?
  6. Samsung's monitor on screen display which is built into the monitor, the desktop display resolution in windows is set to 1920*1080*32

    As a point of interest, I managed to get far cry 2 to recognize the resolution; however changing the resolution to 1080p produces no improved image quality other than slightly degraded performance. Implies to me that it works to a point in that particular title, but it might not be getting displayed correctly.
  7. Have you tried altering the monitors EDID?
  8. I have no idea what that is

    Oh, yea in FC2 I took a screenshot and checked the attributes, the SS that was produced was 1920*1080 so I guess its working in that too.

    Seems I have to toggle the resolution to 1680*1050 and then back to 1920*1080 for it to work in that title.

    Anyways, is the EDID like the ROM of the monitor? Or is that something else, i'm gonna google it anyways.
  9. EDID ( Extendid Display Identification Data) Report


    Vendor/Product Identification:

    Monitor Name : SyncMaster
    Monitor Serial Number : H9LPC05274
    Manufacturer Name : Samsung
    Product Id : 30D
    Serial Number : 1296380466
    Week Of Manufacture : 49
    Year Of Manufacture : 2007
    EDIDVersion : V1.3
    Number Of Extension Flag : 0

    Display parameters:

    Video Input Definition : Digital Signal
    DFP1X Compatible Interface : False
    Max Horizontal Image Size : 470 mm
    Max Vertical Image Size : 300 mm

    Power Management and Features:

    Standby : Not Supported
    Suspend : Not Supported
    ActiveOff : Supported
    Video Input : 1
    sRGB Default ColorSpace : False
    Default GTF : Not Supported
    Prefered Timing Mode : True

    Gamma/Color and Etablished Timings:

    Display Gamma : 2.2
    Red : x = 0.644 - y = 0.333
    Green : x = 0.286 - y = 0.603
    Blue : x = 0.152 - y = 0.079
    White : x = 0.313 - y = 0.329

    Etablished Timings :
    800 x 600 @ 60Hz (VESA)
    800 x 600 @ 56Hz (VESA)
    640 x 480 @ 75Hz (VESA)
    640 x 480 @ 72Hz (VESA)
    640 x 480 @ 67Hz (Apple, Mac II)
    640 x 480 @ 60Hz (IBM, VGA)
    720 x 400 @ 70Hz (IBM, VGA)
    1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz (VESA)
    1024 x 768 @ 75Hz (VESA)
    1024 x 768 @ 70Hz (VESA)
    1024 x 768 @ 60Hz (VESA)
    832 x 624 @ 75Hz (Apple, Mac II)
    800 x 600 @ 75Hz (VESA)
    800 x 600 @ 72Hz (VESA)
    1152 x 870 @ 75Hz (Apple, Mac II)

    Display Type : RGB Color Display

    Standard Timing:


    Standard Timings n° 2
    X Resolution : 1280
    Y Resolution : 1024
    Vertical Frequency : 60

    Standard Timings n° 3
    X Resolution : 1280
    Y Resolution : 960
    Vertical Frequency : 60

    Standard Timings n° 4
    X Resolution : 1152
    Y Resolution : 864
    Vertical Frequency : 75

    Preferred Detailed Timing:

    Pixel Clock : 119 Mhz

    Horizontal Active : 1680 pixels
    Horizontal Blanking : 160 pixels
    Horizontal Sync Offset : 48 pixels
    Horizontal Sync Pulse Width : 32 pixels
    Horizontal Border : 0 pixels
    Horizontal Size : 474 mm

    Vertical Active : 1050 lines
    Vertical Blanking : 30 lines
    Vertical Sync Offset : 3 lines
    Vertical Sync Pulse Width : 6 lines
    Vertical Border : 0 lines
    Vertical Size : 40 mm

    Input Type : Digital Separate
    Interlaced : False
    VerticalPolarity : False
    HorizontalPolarity : True

    Monitor Range Limit:

    Maximum Vertical Frequency : 75 Hz
    Minimum Vertical Frequency : 56 Hz
    Maximum Horizontal Frequency : 81 KHz
    Minimum Horizontal Frequency : 30 KHz
    Maximum Pixel Clock : 140 MHz

    Stereo Display:

    Stereo Display : Normal display (no stereo)

    I downloaded a freeware program called EDID Viewer, and this is the report it produced from the system registry.
  10. Pretty much, it stands for 'Extended Display Identification Data' and is what the graphic card reads to know what it is attached to.
  11. yea, according to the EDID viewer the preferred timing appears to be 1680*1050 (i'm assuming that is complexity speak for "native res")

    Anyways, thats what the report gave me - I also downloaded a program called Phoenix which is an EDID editor thing that i'm going to look at now.
  12. I got the EDID from the registry with the phoenix program and renamed it to samsung.dat on my desktop, any advice before I start blowing things up?
  13. ovaltineplease said:

    Horizontal Active : 1680 pixels
    Horizontal Blanking : 160 pixels
    Horizontal Sync Offset : 48 pixels
    Horizontal Sync Pulse Width : 32 pixels
    Horizontal Border : 0 pixels
    Horizontal Size : 474 mm

    Vertical Active : 1050 lines
    Vertical Blanking : 30 lines
    Vertical Sync Offset : 3 lines
    Vertical Sync Pulse Width : 6 lines
    Vertical Border : 0 lines
    Vertical Size : 40 mm

    You beat me to it :), it's an assumption on my part as I've never tried it but if you can find an editing utility and change those two lines to 1920 and 1080 respectively that would present the drivers or the game with a resolution that you are trying to display.
  14. Yea, the issue I had was that I don't know how those numbers are calculated beneath the resolutions.
  15. So, using the EDID editor, I was able to get a list of standard timings, and detailed (preferred) timings.

    In the detailed timings section, it lists the information that you just quoted, to a tee.

    In the standard timings, it lists more generalized information - mainly specific aspect ratios that correspond to specific screen widths

    ie: TIMING ID #1:

    H. Active Pixels 1680
    Refresh 60

    Aspect ratio

    *16:10 (*= selected bullet)
    4:3
    5:4
    16:9

    On the same screen, there are 3 other timings which correspond to 1280 in 5:4, 1280 in 4:3, (i'm assuming thats 720/960 or somesuch), and lastly 1152 width in 4:3

    there is also 4 other timings which are basically unused on the 2nd screen of standard timings.

    This program seems to read the information from the registry, and the file can be saved as a file. What I don't grasp about the program, is how you input the information back into the registry, or if the information needs to be added to the monitor itself somehow (i'm almost positive monitors can only have this done mechanically though with the right tools cause its an eeprom)

    apparently the program I have needs rayler's EDID programmer to work - any ideas?
  16. I'm afraid I cannot really help you with that as I've never tried it it, but I did find this which may help.
    http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=49359
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