7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video
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7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by bprewit on Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:26 pm

Using the 7in TFT display with the raspi & the adafruit linux distro the output is too fuzzy to read .. any suggestions?
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:48 am

It could be a problem in the display, the raspi output or the cable. The best way to figure out which is to start swapping components. Try a different cable if you have one. Also try a different video source with the display or a different display with the raspi.
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by tetravalence on Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:20 am

Resolution might also be the problem. Try setting your resolution in config.txt to 480 x 234.
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by adafruit on Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:17 pm

thats a good suggestions, tetra!
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by tbitson on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:13 pm

Is this the framebuffer_width and framebuffer_height values?
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by zulucat on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:43 am

tbitson wrote:Is this the framebuffer_width and framebuffer_height values?


Wow, what a great forum! I was having the same "fuzzy" problem & setting framebuffer width & height fixed it for me. I also added the line

sdtv_aspect=3

to configuration.txt. It sets the aspect ration to 16:9.

for more info see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by bprewit on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:29 pm

After trying the display with a different board and cable, and using the recommended settings (sdtv_aspect=3, framebuffer_width=480, framebuffer_height=234), text on the monitor is still unreadable.

Any other suggestions?
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:09 am

Can you post a photo of it?
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by bprewit on Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:53 pm

Here's a couple .. the display actually looks better in the pictures than it does live ..
IMG-20121014-00023.jpg
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:53 am

Contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread and ask for a replacement.
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Re: 7in TFT Display - "Fuzzy" video

by skaxxo on Sun May 05, 2013 4:07 pm

i have the same issue... any suggestions to improve this problem?
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