Originally Posted by boosthungry
No this isnt what im getting
The display on the Xoom actually is cropping the bottom 30 or so pixels more than the clock line and shifting up slightly when I connect via hdmi. I think this must be what is causing the terrible PQ on the tv, I just wish there was an output setting on the Xoom or a way on my TV to check the signal it is receiving over HDMI.
Perhaps the TV is reporting to the xoom it only supports 1080i or 1080p and not 720p? and is forcing the xoom to output in 1080i instead of 720p? im not sure, just trying to think of ideas.
Perhaps for some strange reason, the cable/TV combo are only allowing 576i/p (I live in a PAL country)
Perhaps I have a hardware fault with my Xoom which is causing it to skew when it connects over HDMI.
I atleast 100% certain that it is not meant to look like it does when I connect it to the TV. I just wish I was 100% certain on how to fix it. Ill try it on another TV later tomorrow if I can.
05-06-2011 05:23 AM
It sounds to me like yur TV has a zoom level set.
A zoom level set? Its just set to 16x9. I think
There ate other settings on most TV besides aspect ratio. Look in your display advance settings. Or possibly on your remote
Mine does the same thing when I plug it into my TV with the bottom bar jumping up a bit. But I'm not having any quality issues. It's extremely clear and sharp on my TV. I also have a cheap HDMI cable I bought from Best Buy.
Originally Posted by yanic
It does sound as if it's a TV issue. My TV reports the input being plugged into it when it's first plugged in or turned on. So when i plug in the Xoom it shows 1080p. Does your TV not do the same thing when video devices are plugged in?
However, regardless of what others have reported about their Cheap HDMI cables, I have read where some had video issues which were resolved by getting a better quality cable. It could simply be you got a bad cable.
Thanks, so yours does it too b ut pq is fine, still haven't tried it on another TV yet, ill try it out later. The TV doesn't seem to be able to tell me the input.
Mine is doing exactly the same thing.
The best way to vizualize this is to position an app as low as it will go on the homescreen, then plug in to the TV via HDMI. You will then see just how much is cut off of the bottom row apps. You can't read the name of the app. I.e., it is cutting off MORE than 80 pixels. If you pay attention to the screen of your xoom once it is plugged in, you will also notice that the vertical height of the task bar actually increases as soon as the HDMI connection to the TV is made.
I have two different Samsung TVs, and it does it on both. One is a 50 in DLP (model HL-R5067W) and the other is a more recent 32 in. (I think) LCD. I noticed it doing the same think on a youtube demonstration, although the guy didn't mention it and I didn't catch the TV manufacturer. What kind of TV do you have?
I have fiddled a little with the TV settings to no avail. Need to try this some more though.
This is not a cable issue. As long as two cables each support the latest HDMI standard (v1.3, bitrate of 10.2 Gbit/s), they will perform equivalently. An $80 Monster cable with gold-plates and sprinkled with diamond dust and waxed with Pope saliva is gonna perform just as well as a $5 cable you can find pretty much anywhere online. The cable I am using supports the latest standard, and I still have the issue.
Ok, after playing around a little, this is a TV issue, not a xoom issue. In my newer Samsung TV, within the menu I found a "size" submenu, which I needed to change from 16:9 to "just scan". The latter presents the raw signal as it is received. Now, it looks fine. Unfortunately, my older Samsung DLP doesn't have a "just scan" option. I should of remembered this issue from awhile back when I was trying to set up my DLP as an HTPC. The problem is that TVs often automatically crop pictures because they are expecting TV signals, which are usually overscanned by about 3%. The TVs are trying to adjust for this.
Last edited by borisk; 05-08-2011 at 03:28 PM.
Oo exciting, runs downstairs to check... its a new lg50inch plasma
Your right. The crop on thetvisfixed, am I right that I should expectthe tablet to addtotheblack bar. On the screen?
The bottom bar is supposed to not show on screen. Its not considered part of your display
Originally Posted by yanic