HD Gaming Pro Lab Reviews – Resolution and colour options

III. RESOLUTION AND COLOUR OPTIONS:

1. Advanced inputs compatibility:

HD Gaming Pro supports all the popular game consoles such as PS2, NGC, XBOX, WII, XBOX360, PS3 and PSP2000. It accepts all YPbPr inputs at 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p (60Hz/50Hz), 1080i (60Hz/50Hz) and 1080P (60Hz/50Hz). The problems of the interleaved and progressive scanning games therefore won’t bother you any more.

2. Full range output resolutions:

Since there are so many different monitors, COOSIS especially expanded the resolution range to make the HD Gaming Pro fully support 640X480, 800×600, 1024×768, 1280X768, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1400X1050, 1600×1200, 1680×1050 and 1920x1200dpi outputs. An extra resolution of 1920X1200RB was particularly designed for the Dell’s and benQ’s 24” LCD monitors, because of their different vertical scanning frequency to the others.

Display Menu of HD Gaming Pro
Display Menu of HD Gaming Pro

We kept our carefulness and preciseness in every detail of this product. HD Gaming Pro also is able to help 1:1 pixel screen mapping and thereafter achieves the dot-to-dot faithful reproduction on the screens from 14” to 24”in.

3. Adjustable colour aspects:

Despite the TV boxes and TV cards, there are very few VGA converters provide colour adjustment options for gamers. Most of them locked these parameters in advance to avoid possible problems. Therefore it’s good to say COOSIS has jumped out of the box. The HD Gaming Pro offers 6 colour options to allow users adjust the desired image in details much further than others. The six options are brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, dark detail and motion level.

Colour Menu of HD Gaming Pro
Colour Menu of HD Gaming Pro

The first 4 options are quite common, so there is nothing worth writing home about. We just simply took some pictures to help you understand these functions.

Brightness = 30 and Contrast = 30
Brightness = 30 and Contrast = 30

Brightness = 30 and Contrast = 60
Brightness = 30 and Contrast = 60

Brightness = 60 and Contrast = 60
Brightness = 60 and Contrast = 60

Saturation = 11
Saturation = 11

Saturation = 40
Saturation = 40

Saturation = 99
Saturation = 99

Sharpness = 0 (Contrast=60)
Sharpness = 0 (Contrast=60)

Sharpness = 10 (Contrast=60)
Sharpness = 10 (Contrast=60)

Let’s concentrate on the last two noticeably options: dark detail and motion level. As COOSIS explained, the “dark detail” option is used for overcoming the hazy in the dark images. Like in the “Silent Hill”, a lot of gamers complained they couldn’t see where the road is. Same situation also happened in the “Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly” and “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2”.

COOSIS thus adopted the black stretch technology to help to reveal details in the darkest areas without any adjustment of image brightness. If you compare the below two images, you won’t be doubt of “dark detail” giving you much more freedom in the scary games to identify your enemy and still can keep the tension the because of the low brightness.

Dark Detail = 0 (brightness: 45)
Dark Detail = 0 (brightness: 45)

Dark Detail = 10 (brightness: 45)
Dark Detail = 10 (brightness: 45)

Left: Dark Detail=0  vs. Right: Dark Detail=10
Left: Dark Detail=0 vs. Right: Dark Detail=10

Left: Dark Detail=0  vs. Right: Dark Detail=10
Left: Dark Detail=0 vs. Right: Dark Detail=10

The excellent performance continued while we turned to the “motion level”. HD Gaming Pro adopted the WAKA’s video processing tech to resolve the problems of image interlacement. WAKA is Sony’s official VGA converter for the PS1 and PS2; it’s able to greatly construct an intermediate image for a motion picture, showing a “moving” subject in an intermediate position between the positions shown in two original consecutive frames. This technique reproduces original moving images at greatest sharpness and colours, and completely removes the discontinuous interlacement of the moving images. It’s also called as “motion compensation technology”.

SONY WAKA Up Scan Converter
SONY WAKA Up Scan Converter

However, with so many advantages, WAKA’s weaknesses also are obvious. It cannot support the progressive scans and its double frequency brings the images a lot flickers. In addition, it costs you about £80 and still very difficult to purchase in the Europe.

COOSIS integrated the WAKA’s de-interlace image enhancement technology into HD Gaming Pro, and even moved further than Sony to empower their customers to decide whether turn on/off this function (motion level: 0 = off, 5 = on).

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