[mythtv-users] Choosing a HDTV for myth usage
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 16:39:17 UTC 2006
On 8/15/06, Mario Limonciello <mario.mailing at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Myth list,
> I'm looking at buying a HDTV this week and have been spending the last few
> weeks doing some reading about TVs and trying to narrow my list down.
> I'm down to 3 TVs:
> LG 32" LC2D, LG 37" LC2D, and Samsung 32" LNS3251D.
> Now to my eyes, the picture between the Samsung and LGs looks strikingly
> similar, but I've come a cross something that may be a deal breaker.
> Both TVs have a native res of 1366x768 and have HDMI & VGA inputs. I own a
> HDMI->DVI cable and planned to use that.
> The Samsung TV indicates in its manual that it supports 1366x768 as an input
> resolution and even provides necessary information to create a modeline on
> page 39. However, if I go back to page 14 of the manual, it indicates that
> PC input is only supported on the VGA input. Now i'm not sure if this is
> just them covering their butt if something doesn't work, or if it flat out
> won't take 1366x768 on the HDMI.
> The LG TVs on the other hand, their manuals indicate that the maximum PC
> resolution available is 1024x768. If this is true, then LG is out of the
> A week ago (before I read the manuals), I went into the store briefly with a
> port replicator that I borrowed from work and used for DVI output on my
> thinkpad. Using fglrx drivers, I was able to spit out 1280x720 on both TVs
> via EDID info, but neither 1360x768 or 1366x768 was generated automatically
> by EDID info. I wasn't about to start trying to generate a modeline for
> these TVs in the store :)
> Now, I didn't pay close enough attention to see if the 1280x720 on the LG TV
> was just being downscaled to 1024x768 and upscaled back to 1366x768. I
> probably can't get the replicator again to go look either.
> Now does anyone own these TVs that could dispel these myths about these two
> Does the Sammie really only accept the 1366x768 on VGA? Does it actually do
> a pixel for pixel acurate display then? What is the max it will really take
> on the HDMI?
> And the LG's, what are they really doing with PC inputs, both on VGA and
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