I purchased a 40" (television) 1080p LCD monitor for my system and have maxed out the Windows screen resolution setting at 1920 x 1080. I was originally using two screens and was hoping to gain some more visual real estate. Now everything appears larger - that’s for sure! The size of the windows (and everything else in Cubase) is still pretty large. I’d really like to shrink them a bit more, to fit more on the screen. As a reference, I can only fit 21 channels of faders across the screen. It would be nice to shrink everything down to where I can fit, say, 32 fader channels (approximately).
I found the DPI setting and adjusted that to 80% of the default 96 DPI. The fonts certainly appeared smaller. However, Cubase window objects did not change at all.
I am aware that there are “computer monitors” available with higher resolution… at a heftier price tag, but surely there’s a less expensive way to manipulate what I’m seeing. Has anyone found a way around this problem?
1920x1080 (HD TV resolution) is just that, regardless of how big a monitor or TV might be, for more screen real estate you need more pixels, your best bet is for multiple monitors. As you can see from my sig I use 3. Two 24" mounted vertically so I can have the speakers positioned closer together and one 19" on the left, out side the main speaker axis for stuff I don’t want in the middle.
FYI, my previous monitors were only 17" each. The resolution was set somewhere around 1280 x 800 pixels or so.
I have the present resolution set to 1920 x 1080 (as stated above).
I just thought maybe someone would have a software application that could “cheat” the system by drawing the objects smaller, which would presumably mean fuzzier, but it would certainly be worth a shot to try something like that out.
He’s on a 27 inch monitor (can tell by the display model number), which would have the higher display resolution natively.
He just tricked the video driver to be able to send the resolution down an HDMI cable (which normally would only support 1080p max).
You can’t do that.
Your TV has 1920 physical pixels across and 1080 physical pixels down (it’s native resolution).
(This is also why resolutions lower than a LCD’s native resolution look blocky)
If you manage to bump the resolution above 1080p, your TV will not be able to display the entire image at once.
You’d basically have to “scroll” your screen.
Example (I’ll use the resolution in the example you gave):
You manage to fool your TV into displaying 2560x1440.
Your TV (only being able to physically display 1920 pixels across) would not show the extra 640 pixels.
You’d have to “scroll” your screen to see the extra pixels.
However, TV’s are pretty particular about what resolutions they can even read.
If a TV gets a resolution greater than it’s native resolution, it usually (depending on the TV) won’t display anything.
I use a 32" TV (1080p) as a computer “monitor”. I like how much larger things appear than on a smaller (let’s say 23") display. Granted, I could just sit closer to the 23", but…
More of them are ditching the VGA connector as well and going with a completely digital (DVI, HDMI, or Display Port) interface.
When you think about them, it’s a larger market. These monitors equipped with HDMI don’t have to be “just” computer monitors. Think desktop TVs.
Ah the good old days when you could use a refresh rate other than (usually today) 60 Hz (50 Hz for non North American locales).
I think what I’m looking for is an emulator app that will emulate, say 2560 x 1440 on HDMI format. (I’d settle for less; that seems like a stretch.)
Actually, there’s someone out there who has already sent 1920 x 1200 to the HDMI screen - of course, that wasn’t much of a change, but if it can be changed at all, you’d think it could be tweaked a little more.
Yes I understand about the number of native pixels in an HDTV. But you’d think by now that some slick little 3rd party app (like those on cnet) would have been conjured up by now … people are hacking things like this all the time.
Yes but you pay all that money for a crystal sharp display then go and ruin it with a hack. these monitors like to run at the native resolution, trying to squeeze more res out of them is going to severely reduce the picture quality.