TV Mode

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The NMT supports a number of different TV modes, which can each be displayed at a different refresh rate. Nine of these TV modes can be selected directly using the TV button on the remote control. The other modes are accessible using the Audio/Video setup menu.

Some first time users may experience a "black out" after the boot logo has appeared instead of the start screen. This is the result of the NMT not sending a signal which is compatible to what the TV input can display. It is easy to remedy by using the Remote Control.

Changing TV mode output with Remote Control

To access the TV modes using the 'TV Mode' button:

  1. Press (and release) the button labeled 'TV Mode'.
  2. Wait 2 seconds.
  3. Press the number corresponding to your desired mode:
    • '0' = Auto TV mode (Please use it only for FAILSAFE, not on a regular basis)
    • '1' = Composite NTSC 480i
    • '2' = Composite PAL 576i
    • '3' = reserved
    • '4' = Component 720p60
    • '5' = Component 1080i60
    • '6' = Component 1080p60
    • '7' = HDMI 720p60
    • '8' = HDMI 1080i60
    • '9' = HDMI 1080p60
    • 'Caps/Num' = Toggles between 50/60 Hz refresh rate. Can be used in browser.
  4. It may take 2 or 3 seconds and the new correct output displays the start screen.
  5. Enter the Settings and press Save on the new setting to make it persistent.


Note
From the first official firmware released in 2009 there is an auto frame rate synchronization feature available. This is usable for those that have a mixed media collection, for instance PAL/NTSC DVD's. If this feature is not used, one can still switch output manually using the steps above.

Other TV Modes

The TV modes vary by NMT and depend on hardware such as VGA output etc. Those currently accessible on the A100 from the Audio/Video setup screen are listed below:

Resolution in comparison to screen size
Resolution in comparison to screen size

Composite Modes

  • NTSC
  • PAL

Component Modes

  • NTSC
  • PAL
  • 480p 60Hz
  • 576p 50Hz
  • 720p 60Hz
  • 720p 50Hz
  • 1080i 60Hz
  • 1080i 50Hz
  • 1080p 60Hz
  • 1080p 50Hz

HDMI Modes

  • 480p 60Hz
  • 576p 50Hz
  • 720p 60Hz
  • 720p 50Hz
  • 1080i 60Hz
  • 1080i 59Hz
  • 1080i 50Hz
  • 1080p 60Hz
  • 1080p 50Hz
  • 1080p 23.976Hz
  • 1080p 24Hz
  • 1080p 25Hz
  • 1080p 29.97Hz
  • 1080p 30Hz
  • 1080p 59.94Hz
  • 1280x768 60Hz
  • 1360x768 60Hz
  • 1366x768 60Hz
  • 1440x900 60Hz
  • 1680x1050 60Hz
  • 1920x1200 60Hz

The A110/B110 does not offer all of the above options.

To be verified: if there are other TV modes available by pressing 10 (1+0), 11, 12 etc. and if the 'TV Mode + 3' is mapped to a certain setting.

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See Also Auto_Frame_Rate_Synchronization

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