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Old 03-29-08, 04:08 AM   #1
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Default I have a Sony 40" LCD 1366x768

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we bought a 40" Sony Bravia HD ready not full HD but i can selsct for exampåle 1080i on my XB360.

so i wonder can i select say1280x1024 on this tv and compare it to my 17" monitor or is 1366x768 maximum?

can anyone with experience tell me how it is to play PC games on a big LCD tv?

i will alter on buy a DVI-GDMI so i can plug my PC to the yv via HDMI.

is the difference big frm a smaller monitor to a big screen TV?
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Old 03-29-08, 09:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: I have a Sony 40" LCD 1366x768

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we bought a 40" Sony Bravia HD ready not full HD but i can selsct for exampåle 1080i on my XB360.

so i wonder can i select say1280x1024 on this tv and compare it to my 17" monitor or is 1366x768 maximum?
You should read the manual and check the list of supported resolutions(which are input specific). The TV supports most of the resolutions up to 1360x768, but has to upscale them to fill the screen. If you want to have larger resolutions, your only option is to go with interlaced ones which are only good for movies; games tend to look horrible. The best pic quality is achieved by using the TV's native resolution.

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can anyone with experience tell me how it is to play PC games on a big LCD tv?
It's nothing special, but great for those of us who want to be able to play from the comfort of our couch.


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i will alter on buy a DVI-GDMI so i can plug my PC to the yv via HDMI.
Yep hdmi is the way to go!

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is the difference big frm a smaller monitor to a big screen TV?
It entirely depends on viewing distance. A 24" monitor at a distance of 80cm is actually as big as a 40" TV seen from a distance of ~2m.
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Default Re: I have a Sony 40" LCD 1366x768

ok thx mate

i would buy me a 24" monitor as i have my 17" approx. 1m away and the 40" TV is about 2.5m away from the couch

but i find the 24" monitors pretty expensive here in sweden is there any knwon monitors supporting 1920x1080p?
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Default Re: I have a Sony 40" LCD 1366x768

I had a set like that too.

There should be a d-sub connector in the back, it might be your best bet.

I tried hdmi with dvi off the 8800, and i set it to 1360 768 , and it would be a centered box and even when i went down to 1280 720 which is a normal hd res, it would make the taksbar dissapear, and this is using hdmi and so i went dsub all good then.

you need to find a 1080p set, trust me alot better.
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ok thx mate

i would buy me a 24" monitor as i have my 17" approx. 1m away and the 40" TV is about 2.5m away from the couch

but i find the 24" monitors pretty expensive here in sweden is there any knwon monitors supporting 1920x1080p?
You really don't need 1080p support on a 24 inch screen. A HD resolution is nothing but just that - a resolution just like 1920x1200. So if you want to get the full benefit of Full HD you will have to get a TV with at least 1920x1080 pixels. A 1920x1200 screen fills this requirement and specific 1080p support isn't needed. All this HD crap is just marketing so stop thinking that it's something special. The only thing that sets a 1080p supporting display apart from a non-supporting one is that the display is capable of resizing a signal of 1920x1080pixels to fill the entire screen. This isn't really a feature needed for computers, since gpus can do this as well, and are often better at it that than the display itself. This is why you can resize the movie window to fill the entire screen.
The only thing you need to worry about is the refresh rate, because unless the display supports a refresh rate that matches the refresh rate of the movie, stuttering is going to occur. This is why methods like 3:2 pulldown and 2:2 pulldown have been invented - to prevent this thing from becoming an issue. These methods are in a way "emulating" 24p support for either 60hz or 50Hz displays, by speeding up or slowing down the film.
Generally computer monitors don't support this feature and that is what separates 'em from, lcd TVs. GPUs however, once again, make up for this shortcoming(inverse telecine).

I'd say go with a TV if you prefer functionality and don't mind the higher price, otherwise I'd say go with a monitor if you don't mind having to do a lot of tuning and not being able to sit on your couch while playing or watching a movie.(pm me if you want the explanation in swedish )
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