REVIEW: NEC PA241W Part 20
In order to illustrate the scaling in games more clearly, we used identical resolution in "Civilization IV – Beyond the Sword":
Left: resolution 1.920 x 1.200 and right: resolution 1.680 x 1.050.
Left: resolution 1.280 x 1.024 and right: resolution 1.024 x 768.
The user can influence the scaling and the display for pixel-precise playback using the sharpness regulator. NEC has moved away from input in percent and towards the unusual neutral setting on the P241W. The range for the settings stretches from -15 to +15. The setting should not be lowered below the neutral position of 0.
The blurring effect is too strong here. Over-sharpening effects in the form of double edges are the result of an excessively aggressive sharpening. For text-heavy display, the user should retain the neutral settings. Graphic content is improved somewhat by an increase of around +5.
Left: Sharpness -15; Right: Sharpness -10.
Left: Sharpness -5; Right: Sharpness -0.
Left: Sharpness +5; Right: Sharpness +10.
Overall, the NEC PA241W manages scaling well. This statement applies in particular under the premise that the scaler will ideally be active for graphical content. Text display could be better, but for everyday use, this will hardly be significant. Scaling via the graphics card will certainly be outdone by the solution integrated in the NEC PA241W with regard to quality.
Signals with an aspect ratio of 4:3, 5:4, 16:10 and a square pixel aspect ratio can be displayed in justified format. Pixel-precise display with borders on all sides is also possible. In addition, it is possible to configure the scaling individually; we will examine this in more detail in the "Video signal processing" section. Thus, there is nothing left to be desired.
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