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Choosing an HDMI monitor

Matrox MXO2's HDMI output provides 1:1 pixel mapping for accurate monitoring on HDMI monitors and televisions.

To take full advantage of Matrox MXO2, an HDMI monitor/television must support the following:

  • An HDMI input resolution of 1920x1080.
  • 1:1 pixel mapping (aspect ratio of 1:1) on the HDMI input. On some HDMI monitors, 1:1 pixel mapping is sometimes referred to as "dot-by-dot", "Full Pixel", or "Just Scan" mode.

Why we recommend 1:1 pixel mapping

An HDMI monitor that supports an aspect ratio of 1:1 on the HDMI input displays your MXO2 output at its exact resolution, without any scaling. For example, if your monitor supports a resolution of 1920x1080, and your output's resolution is 1280x720, your output will appear as a rectangle within the 1920x1080 display, surrounded by black bars on all four sides. If the HDMI monitor does not support 1:1 pixel mapping, your output may be resized.

The Matrox HDMI Calibration Utility that is provided with MXO2 for monitor calibration is optimized for HDMI LCD/LED monitors that support 1:1 pixel mapping. If your HDMI monitor does not support 1:1 pixel mapping, or if using a plasma HDMI monitor, a blue-only filter will be required for calibrating your monitor.

Note: Some HDMI monitors have a built-in blue-only mode that you can use for the blue-only filtering. If your HDMI monitor does not have a blue-only mode, you can use a third-party blue-only filter (for example, a blue gel filter, or blue-only calibration glasses) that completely blocks out all colors except for blue.

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