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Author Topic: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD  (Read 2621 times)

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Re: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 08:47:31 pm »
Looks good, can you give some more information about the LCD, do you run at a fixed res for all games, what kind of ranges do you have for vertical refresh, any centering issues?



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Re: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 04:21:48 pm »
Looks fantastic.

Are you still using the Powerstrip + GroovyMAME combination?

EDIT: Ah I see, you'd mentioned it on the very subject :)

The use of Powerstrip  with GroovyMAME allows tweaking the desktop resolution to any desired refresh. This is the best approach for LCD screens, where switching resolutions doesn't make much sense. So all the needed scaling is performed by us on the software side, instead of relying on the panel's scaling that's out of our control.

The advantage of this industrial arcade LCD screens seems to be that they can reproduce custom refresh rates smoothly, unlike most modern PC LCD monitors.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 04:33:32 pm by Calamity »
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Re: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 04:39:30 pm »
Are there any known PC lcd's that can resync like that?

Sound very interesting

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Re: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 11:42:35 pm »
I heard the amiga users are finding 15khz success with older NEC multi-sync's and the like.  My understanding they do variable vert refresh rates as well.
I haven't taken the plunge, so YMMV.....

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Re: Groovymame + powerstrip + HLSL cocktail cab with vision pro LCD
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 06:46:31 am »
bent98 got the 19" Vision Pro LCD. I ordered this same monitor (318) and got it in a couple days ago and the picture in gorgeous, but a couple things I noticed where that it seems to wash out at extreme angles, not horrible, and no color distortion, but its there. I not sure if I can get a better monitor with these angles but just to be sure I ordered the Dell 2007fp (118.00) . I plan on doing a side by side comparison and then pick a winner and sell the other one. I have no doubt that the Vision Pro would look good in an upright but I am not so sure it the best in a cocktail table. Vision Pro has a 160 viewing angle and the dell 178. The other thing is I guess the Dell is a 4:3 and the Vision is 5:4 (correct me if I am wrong).  This monitor runs mk at 54 or is it 53 without a problem. I checked the monitor menu and mame F11  100%. Any questions or if you guys want pics of the monitor .. Just ask. 

Calamity - do you know the optimal settings for mame.ini? Also its says 1024x768 is the native res but I can set it to 1280x1024 and it looks better than 1024x768.

Here is the Monitor Info

onitor
  Model name............... TOVISSTG19D15
  Windows description...... Generic PnP Monitor TOVISSTG19D15
  Manufacturer............. TOV
  Plug and Play ID......... TOV0013
  Serial number............ n/a
  Manufacture date......... 2009, ISO week 52
  Filter driver............ Monitor
  -------------------------
  EDID revision............ 1.3
  Input signal type........ Analog 0.700,0.000 (0.7V p-p)
  Sync input support....... Separate, Sync-on-green
  Display type............. RGB color
  Screen size.............. 380 x 300 mm (19.1 in)
  Power management......... Active off/sleep
  Extension blocs.......... None
  -------------------------
  DDC/CI................... n/a

Color characteristics
  Default color space...... Non-sRGB
  Display gamma............ 2.20
  Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.640 - Ry 0.344
  Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.299 - Gy 0.608
  Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.145 - By 0.074
  White point (default).... Wx 0.313 - Wy 0.329
  Additional descriptors... None

Timing characteristics
  Horizontal scan range.... 13-80kHz
  Vertical scan range...... 50-80Hz
  Video bandwidth.......... 130MHz
  CVT standard............. Not supported
  GTF standard............. Not supported
  Additional descriptors... None
  Preferred timing......... Yes
  Native/preferred timing.. 1024x768p at 60Hz (5:4)
    Modeline............... "1024x768" 65.000 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -hsync -vsync
  Detailed timing #1....... 720x400p at 70Hz (5:4)
    Modeline............... "720x400" 28.300 720 738 846 900 400 412 414 449 +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
     720 x  400p at  70Hz - IBM VGA
     640 x  480p at  60Hz - IBM VGA
     640 x  480p at  72Hz - VESA
     640 x  480p at  75Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  56Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  60Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  72Hz - VESA
     800 x  600p at  75Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  60Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  70Hz - VESA
    1024 x  768p at  75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at  60Hz - VESA STD
    1152 x  864p at  75Hz - VESA STD

Report information
  Date generated........... 3/31/2012
  Software revision........ 2.60.0.972
  Data source.............. Registry-Active
  Operating system......... 6.1.7601.2.Service Pack 1
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