HDTVs and PCs

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  1. Astro-Furby

    Astro-Furby N7 Destroyer

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    Im just about to get a new tele to hook up to my xbox, but i want one that i can hook up my PC to, ive looked at a few but im abit confused about resolutions, I know 1080 is best for the xbox but im confused as they mention resolutions like 1366x768 or 1920 x 1080, now will these make any difference to the PC output if I use a DVI/HDMI cable?
     
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    If you get a new TV, I'm going to assume it's 1080p. In that case 1920 x 1080 (this is the 1080 in 1080i/p) is the resolution you'll be using. That is what the TV will display at no matter what. If you're using your computer on your TV, then your best is going to be the same as what your TV does, so tell your computer to do 1920 x 1080. That's if your computer doesn't automatically configure itself to the best resolution.
     
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    Plus if possible, if your video card has DVI, get a DVI-HDMI cable to connect them so you get HD signal, or better yet, if you have to buy a new card, try and find one with native HDMI so you can just us an HDMI cable. For best results.
     
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    Bear in mind that a 1366 x 768 resolutions TV won't be able to truly view 1080p, there physically isn't enough pixels.

    The stats for these TV's might mention they handle anything from 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and the shop may even show you a 1080p signal on a 1366 x 768 panel, but that will be the TV resampling the signal to fit its lower res screen.

    If your budget allows steer clear of 1366 x 768 screens and stick to a full 1080p setup. If you're not sure the only sure way of knowing it the TV is full HD is the resolution, 1920 x1080.

    For the simplest solution to plug your PC into the TV, just use the VGA jack, pretty much all new TVs will have these. Whether or not your PC is capable of full 1080p is another matter, but even lower resolutions will look good on the TV, the TV should have options to show the image in its native res or stretch to fit.

    As for your Xbox (360 I assume) the component should be the easiest way to connect it up to a new TV. Just crank up the 360's display setting to 1080p and you're away.
     
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    I use my pc on my hdtv and it works fine. The coloring is off a bit when using a hdmi cable but i havent spent the time to correct it.

    Chuck
     
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    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i have my PC connected via a 15ft. vga cable, tweaked it and it looks great- i don't really mind it isn't at 1080p, *i have a 720p tv* because i don't really game on it and the movies i do watch through my PC are sharp as hell to me.
    i just need a LARGE screen to make reading text easier.
    will tell you that my PC running on my 32" looks better than my dad's 52" tv (rear projection.)

    good luck and tell us what set you got and how it's rigged!
     

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