4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2010 12:16 AM by AndyA RSS

    Viewing SlingPlayer on remote analog TV

    AndyA

      SlingPlayer 2.0.4 is installed under Windows XP Pro SP3 and is being viewed remotely with no problem on a PC monitor at 1280 x 1024 resolution.

       

      The graphics card on the remote PC is connected via S-Video to an analog PAL TV. (Audio has also been connected.) If a DVD is viewed in a DVD player (such as PowerDVD) or an .AVI/.WMV file is viewed in Windows Media Player, the video appears in a window on the PC but is full-screen on the TV and is faithfully reproduced (no cropping or stretching, with sidebars as appropriate).

       

      The SlingPlayer image behaves very differently on the analog TV. If the SlingPlayer is a window on the PC, the TV image will show in a bordered window, not full-screen. If the SlingPlayer is full screen on the PC, the TV image is not full screen, but is a borderless window occupying the lower right-hand corner of the TV screen. Unless particular SlingPlayer zoom settings are used, the TV image is cropped or stretched.

       

      The only way I've found to replicate the SlingPlayer image on the analog TV is to change the PC screen resolution to 1024 x 768 and to step through all the "Video Zoom" settings until the full image is obtained. (Typically, this is "Pillarbox" with "Fit TV To Player" checked under "Display Mode".) Changing the PC screen resolution is cumbersome, however, and it's not clear why such a change should be required.

       

      Is there any way to reproduce the SlingPlayer image on the remote analog TV without changing the resolution of the remote PC's display?