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#16 OP Mark

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:44

Did you have a look through the settings menu for a stretch image or similar option?
EDIT or in the viewer software that your using.


It's apparent when using the device that everything is stretched, I just opened firefox with that circle image to make it easier to see. It's even clear that the circle you drag to unlock is elongated too.

The only thing I can see with display options that are relevant are for HDMI and they dont seem to affect the actual devices screen


#17 giannisgx89

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 15:59

I think you may got a bad screen tablet cause it look fine in the video here


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 16:05

I think you may got a bad screen tablet cause it look fine in the video here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUUw8xvGSko


Yours does look right :/

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 14:27

I think the best way to describe the problem is as though it's trying to display everything at 4:3 and then stretching it to 16:9, that's why the stretching is more pronounced in portrait mode... :/

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 14:38

I think the best way to describe the problem is as though it's trying to display everything at 4:3 and then stretching it to 16:9, that's why the stretching is more pronounced in portrait mode... :/


Did you try a factory reset in the end?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:30

Did you try a factory reset in the end?


No but I found another forum where someone described the exact same issue. They put it down to the fact that jelly bean doesn't expect such a low resolution to begin with so the maker of the device must have done some weird scaling/stretching trick for it to work at all :/

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:46

No but I found another forum where someone described the exact same issue. They put it down to the fact that jelly bean doesn't expect such a low resolution to begin with so the maker of the device must have done some weird scaling/stretching trick for it to work at all :/


Seems strange, I've never seen any hacks that allow resolution change for Android, only LCD Density modding from /system/build.prop

EDIT - Probably the same forum you found but explains the issue
http://androidforums...80-tablets.html


Someone managed to find some settings you can change but so far has not fixed it
http://stackoverflow...ok-like-ellipsi


lcd_dclk_freq = 33
lcd_if = 0
lcd_hbp = 46
lcd_ht = 1055
lcd_vbp = 23
lcd_vt = 1050

At a guess I would say V=Vertical and H=Horizontal

You'd need root to edit those files though

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 18:23

Seems strange, I've never seen any hacks that allow resolution change for Android, only LCD Density modding from /system/build.prop

EDIT - Probably the same forum you found but explains the issue
http://androidforums...80-tablets.html


Someone managed to find some settings you can change but so far has not fixed it
http://stackoverflow...ok-like-ellipsi


lcd_dclk_freq = 33
lcd_if = 0
lcd_hbp = 46
lcd_ht = 1055
lcd_vbp = 23
lcd_vt = 1050

At a guess I would say V=Vertical and H=Horizontal

You'd need root to edit those files though


Oh well, at least it's my girlfriends and not mine :)

Still annoying but I'll be getting a tablet with 1280x800 :D

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 18:29

Oh well, at least it's my girlfriends and not mine :)

Still annoying but I'll be getting a tablet with 1280x800 :D


Yea, mine is 1280x800, I tried looking for that file on mine but seems its not there

#25 yellowcream

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:02

maybe you need update it with a software.



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