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#1 AdrianW OFFLINE  

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:31 AM

I usually play around with MBT on my personal PC connected to a 2560x1440 monitor. MBT looks great at that res.

 

I've tried MBT a few times on my HTPC connected to a 1080p TV, and the text always looks bad - as if there's no anti-aliasing being applied.

 

If I switch from full screen to windowed then the text looks fine again - even if I stretch the window as close to 1920x1080 as I can.

 

I change the desktop res of my regular PC to 1920x1080 and the test still looks fine - it's only on my HTPC with my TV.

 

Note: all other text on my HTPC/TV looks perfect (Windows Desktop, Media Center, MB2, etc).

 

Fullscreen MBT on my HTPC:

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Windowed on my HTPC:

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Here's something weird I noticed when putting MBT into windowed mode - I get the normal MBT window, but there's an additional offset smaller black window behind, if I move the MBT window the offset window follows along but at about half the speed:

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That secondary window is the video window - here's what I get if I play something:

 

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I'd obviously normally use MBT in full screen mode - so the main problem here (at least for me) is the poor quality text.

 

 

Note: I don't have either of these issues on my regular PC.


Edited by AdrianW, 22 February 2014 - 01:32 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 03:01 AM

So, I found the problem - it's because on my HTPC I'd set the "size of all items" to 150%, to make desktop text and icons larger to make them easier to read from across the room.

 

I changed it back to 100% and the fonts became smooth and the video window lined up with the MBT window properly.



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:53 AM

To change the size of your desktop icons select one hold down the ctrl button then scroll your mouse wheel  (it wont change the text) but the icons are usually enough.


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