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Old 01-05-09, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default How the heck is my 720P tv displaying 1920x1080? (desktop, games)

Do some TV's just not NATIVELY support 1080P?

I noticed a while back that I was able to set my desktop to 1920x1080. And when I did, wow, was it sharp... it seemed to look like more of a native resolution than the (advertised native) 1360x768 that I usually have my desktop and games set to.

I thought nothing of it. Then I was playing GOW for the first time in a while (trying to defeat General RAAM on hardcore... I finally did it!), and I was playing around with my video settings... and I thought what the heck, so I set the resolution to 1920x1080.

And wow. I was able to enjoy the end boss fight at a much higher than usual resolution!

What gives? This TV is just a 26" Sanyo that I bought at Wal-Mart for $500 last year! ... and FWIW I was able to enjoy the higher resolution by pulling up my chair a bit close to the entertainment center.

... and I did do a PrintScreen just to confirm the screen size.

Anyone else ever encounter this? I'm kinda wondering now what would happen if I set my desktop to 1920x1080, hooked up a BD drive and popped Transformers in.


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