How to know when to enable RGB Full Range in PS3

January 6th, 2008

There is a lot of misinformation regarding the option “Enable RGB Full Range” located in the Display Options menu in the PlayStation3.

If you ask in a lot places around the net, the common answer it’s that you should have it enabled no matter what, because everything is darker, the colors are more “vivid” and the image is no longer “washed out”, but this it’s totally wrong. The reality is that you lose all the detail in the shadows or dark places and the colors are over saturated if your HDTV doesn’t support it.

Almost every one of the Hight Definition Televisions in the market are made to work only with RGB Limited Range for legacy support reasons. That means that they only display the range of color from 16 (Black) to 235 (White) instead of the Full Range (0 to 255). On the other hand, most, if not all, of the PC monitors are capable of displaying the Full Range because they are not limited by the Television standards.

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How to enable Firefox’s Spell Checker

January 6th, 2008

This post may sound stupid to some, but there may be people like me that wondered why the spell checking feature of Firefox wasn’t working “out of the box” even when it was enabled in Tools/Options/Advanced.

The truth it’s that the solution it’s quite simple, just go to the add-ons section of Mozilla.org and install all the dictionaries that you want. Once you restart Firefox, the spell checking feature will be working and if needed, you can change the dictionaries on the fly with the Right Mouse Button menu.

How to configure the nvCP for your HDReady TV

January 5th, 2008

I have a Sony HD Ready TV, and as you may know, all HD Ready LCDs have a resolution of 1360×768 and mine has 1:1 Pixel Mapping for certain resolutions, so I wanted to configure it to 1360×768 to get the best image quality at the maximum size.

First I tried to connect it through VGA, but the maximum size it’s 1280×768. Then I connected it using a DVI to HDMI cable and what was my surprise when I found that it was only working at 1080i, no matter the selected resolution .

I couldn’t stand 1080i because the difference in Image Quality between 1080i and the native resolution (1360×768) is abysmal, there’s also overscan (like in 720p) and when using it at 1360×768 it works at full RGB range like a PC monitor, so I spent several minutes changing configurations in the nVIDIA Control Panel until I found all the options needed to be changed to make it work flawlessly at 1360×768 using the HDMI input.

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Welcome to my Blog

January 4th, 2008

Hello, this is my first post in my first Blog ever. The purpose of this Blog is to post about all the steps needed get certain things working (software, multimedia, etc) to help everyone in the same circunstances, because after all the hours I have spent in Google I know how tiresome that can be, so I want to use my knowlege to help other people and form a database at the same time.
I will also use this Blog to post renders, 3D models or anything interesting.

Thank you for visiting.