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Unit3 5. dec 2012 kl. 12:12pm
Issue Report: Big Picture doesn't support > 1080p
My primary display is 2560x1440. Everything else in Steam seems to work fine at this res, but Big Picture mode seems to internally render itself to 1080p, and then upscale that to my screen size, making it look terribly blurry.

The Display prefs confirm this suspicion, and doesn't have any options for resolutions higher than 1080p. screenshot[postimage.org]

My expectation would be for Big Picture to just run at whatever resolution the desktop runs at, and not second guess my requirements or system abilities.

System is Xubuntu 12.10, GTX660 with NVidia driver version 310.14. Steam sysinfo dump follows.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 3301 Mhz
4 logical processors
4 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Supported
SSE42: Supported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Operating System Version:
Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit)
Kernel Name: Linux
Kernel Version: 3.5.0-19-generic
X Server vendor: The X.Org Foundation
X Server release: 11300000

Video Card:
Driver: NVIDIA Corporation GeForce GTX 660/PCIe/SSE2

Driver Version: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 310.14
Desktop Color Depth: 24 bits per pixel
Monitor Refresh Rate: 59 Hz
VendorID: 0x10de
DeviceID: 0x11c0
Number of Monitors: 1
Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
Primary Display Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Desktop Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Primary Display Size: 20.39" x 12.76" (24.02" diag)
51.8cm x 32.4cm (61.0cm diag)
Primary Bus: PCI Express 16x
Primary VRAM: 2048 MB
Supported MSAA Modes: 2x 4x 8x 16x

Sound card:
Audio device: Realtek ALC892

Memory:
RAM: 16031 Mb

Miscellaneous:
UI Language: English
LANG: en_US.UTF-8
Microphone: Not set
Total Hard Disk Space Available: 114415 Mb
Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 19966 Mb

Installed software:

Recent Failure Reports:
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blackout24 5. dec 2012 kl. 12:42pm 
BPM is designed for the TV and these are either HD Ready (720p) or FullHD (1080p).
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Unit3 5. dec 2012 kl. 12:50pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af t.jp:
BPM is designed for the TV and these are either HD Ready (720p) or FullHD (1080p).

This seems pedantic to me. Big Picture is designed for big screens, and those don't necessarily have to be TVs. Certainly my monitor is large enough to qualify (27"). As well, 4k TVs (4096 px horizontal, usually) have been on the market since 2006, and are now starting to enter the main stream.

In any case, it's not like it checks to make sure your monitor is actually large enough. It doesn't limit people on little 15" displays or laptops from using BPM.

There's no technical reason not to support > 1080p from what I can see, and your "it's for TVs" argument doesn't hold up. Steam should just support whatever resolution your desktop happens to be, perhaps limited to widescreen resolutions (16:9 or 16:10) to fit the graphic design of the interface. Doing otherwise just makes the interface pointlessly look worse on better resolution displays.
blackout24 5. dec 2012 kl. 1:14pm 
I'm sorry but is quite obvious from the resolutions in BPM that the TV is targeted. This was Valves intention as it seems. Not my fault just stating the facts.
Unit3 5. dec 2012 kl. 1:21pm 
Oprindeligt skrevet af t.jp:
I'm sorry but is quite obvious from the resolutions in BPM that the TV is targeted. This was Valves intention as it seems. Not my fault just stating the facts.

This isn't "just the facts", as in fact BPM supports tons of non-TV resolutions. On my setup, I can see the following available in addition to the standard HDTV resolutions you mentioned: 1600x900, 1366x768, 1066x600.

All of those are standard laptop resolutions, not TV ones. So you're incorrect on what BPM currently supports, and I suspect you're putting words in Valve's mouth, since I haven't seen anything anywhere that says they're only planning to support TVs.

Given that's the case, given Valve already supports a ton of non-TV devices, and given there are TVs with a resolution > 1080p, this request to support resolutions > 1080p stands.
blackout24 5. dec 2012 kl. 1:24pm 
A TV can display more than just one resolution or just either 720p and 1080p. My TV manual lists 1366x768 for example.
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