xoom hdmi poor quality
Just connected my Xoom up via hdmi to my 1080p 50inch LG set and I was really dissapointed with the quality - it didnt seem anything like the quality i was seeing in the videos on youtube... seems the picture is cropping somehow on the TV unlike what others seem to get in the videos.
Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? Its just a cheapo HDMI cable from Amazon but the quality is shockingly bad. Just looking at pictures alone, seems as if theyre in 8Bit looking rubbish.
I usualy watch bluray through the HDMI connection on the TV and its lovely!
05-05-2011 02:10 PM
just something more I noticed, when I connect the Xoom via HDMI to the Tv, the screen on the xoom crops off the bottom perhaps 30 pixels and jumps up slightly. does this happen to other people? It runs fine until I connect it to the Tv, then it just goes up slightly, and the image on the TV is low quality. Im sure something is wrong with it.
I think you answered your own question there. There are many posts here covering the HDMI capabilities and which cables are suggested via Amazon. I can look mine up - I purchased mine from Amazon for around $18 of the 6ft variety.
Originally Posted by yanic
Debian, XOOM & Droid Enthusiast
What type of video files are you viewing and did you convert them yourself?
Moving to video
Check to see your TV screen settings ie fit... stretch.. etc.
I agree the HDMI quality is sub-par. But its a nice feature you wont find on other tablets.
I find it useful for showing an app to a large number of people or if I am away from home, to watch movies on the bigger screen.
Not as good quality as my PC, but its decent.
I thought it looked fantastic hooked up to my HD TV. Not blu-ray quality but at least as good as HD TV through my Verizon Fios. I'm using a $5 converter cable connected to a 9 foot HDMI I got from Verizon Fios. Both are gold plated, shielded, and high speed. I don't know how anyone could compare it to 8-bit video quality even with an exaggeration.
As for the cropping, that is on purpose. The Xoom is actually a 16:10 screen to allow for the top and bottom bar. When hooked up to your TV these get chopped off and it outputs a true 16:9 format.
Last edited by boosthungry; 05-05-2011 at 04:50 PM.
Hî all thanks for the replies. I'm not sure your understanding the crop I'm on about. I'm a war of the 80pixel crop reuired for 1280x720 but mine is cropping more! And I think this is the problem. The TV is set to 16x9 as it should be, I am really confused...
Originally Posted by boosthungry
Re the cheap cable, no one else reported problems with their cheapish cables...
Something is iwkrong with my setup, not sure what it is though. Perhaps the grapics hardware is messed up.
Thanks for the replies though. I'm sure its meant to look better than this.
I've just been watching avis with rockplayer light
Originally Posted by Droid-Xer
The whole desktop is poor quality though, almost like 8 bit. And the screen is cropped more than it should be . I'm really stumped, going to try it on another tv today.
Have you tried cycling through all of your tvs aspect ratios? I do not think the Xoom has different output settings so if its being cropped too much it would have to be your TV aspect ratio settings. 16:9 setting on the TV should work fine but just to be safe try all of the differently settings. If I remember correctly when looking at the home screen you should be able to see a tiny slither of the clock and the same slither of the top bar.