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  1. jamesmckeephx

    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I need some help guys. I just got a hdmi cable got it all hooked up and the video when played comes out all boxy? I've tried on a couple tvs and same thing. How do I get a clear picture? I have tried YouTube etc and all look like crap. Any help?
     

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  2. EarlyMon

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    First step is to check Desktop -> Menu -> Display -> Display resolution

    Also - verify that it's the phone and not bad source info. Courtesy of suggestion by NeoteriX for this sort of thing, download and watch -

    Big Buck Bunny Download

    Suggest you try H.264 at 1280x720.
     
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    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It's a tv though not a computer
     
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    I understood that and don't understand your response.

    You can download that movie to your phone and view it via hdmi to your tv and then know if there's any blockiness, you can then determine if that's pixelation due to compression in the source - such as youtube or whatever - because that movie (Big Buck Bunny) won't have it.

    As you may already know - things that look just fine on a small screen can look very bad on a larger screen if they're suffering from over-compression.

    Watch a youtube - not always so great. Download that same tube its native mp4 format - and it'll look phenomenal.

    And - not all HDTVs accept 480p over their HDMI ports. In such a case, automatic or 480p won't do, you'd have to use 720p - not knowing your tv model or restrictions, that explains why I suggested to start there first.

    PS - Remember - that H.264 codec will be handled by your phone - your TV will simply receive the video stream.
     
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    What are you trying to play with the phone? As stated above, the source material can be bad, which displayed on a large tv will make it look horrible. The first thing to do is what EarlyMon said: Go to settings-display-display resolution, and make sure 720p is checked.

    If you are trying to watch youtube, the quality will vary depending on the video you are watching. If you are watching your own videos taken with teh camcorder on the evo, make sure you are recording in 720p.
     
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    That's a streaming source.

    Streaming source varies by your place in the foodchain - your place on the net and what speed / quality you're getting on that download stream.

    Try to understand the advice - if you want to _know_ if your problem is your phone or the stream, then you have to eliminate the variables one by one.

    If your resolution matches your TV and the source - and if a non-streaming source works perfectly, then we'll know where to try to look next.

    If the non-streaming source (adequate movie download I'd suggested) looks bad, then the problem's on your phone and we'll have somewhere else to look.
     
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    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea ive done all that. Just weird that it looks really good when played on the phone but when its on the tv its all distorted. i figured it would cuz putting it on a bigger screen and all. The only thing that really shows up decent with it is youtube videos in HD
     
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    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Any more ideas or sites to use?
     
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    The phone is a 4 inch screen, the tv is at least 10 times bigger. You wont notice any bad artifacts on the small screen, but you willl on the big screen.,
     
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    jamesmckeephx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    well why would videos from youtube look good and stuff from other sites dont?
     

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