[mythtv-users] Slightly OT LCD/Plasma TV 720 or 1080 UK
anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 9 12:26:58 UTC 2008
I'd personally go for 1080p on a screen with a reolsution of 1920x1200.
MAKE SURE THE NATURAL RESOLUTION OF THE SCREEN IS THAT HIGH!!
Often manufacturers put stuff like 'supports' 1920x1200 when the
screen is actually 1024x768 (say) and they scale your image
down....result is it looks rubbish.
2008/6/9 <carl-magnus.bjorkell at pp.inet.fi>:
>>I have no experience with your particular situation, however I would say
>>that if you intend to use it as a PC monitor I would definitely go for
>>Full HD. 720 vertical pixels would be pretty cramped for a PC monitor.
>>That's less than a 1024x768 monitor which is pretty much the low end
>>these days, and I think you'd find it very uncomfortable to work with
>>(depending on what kind of programs you would want to run of course).
>>Stephen Robertson wrote:
>>> Hello Friendly people!
>>> I hope you don't mind this slightly OT question but I am sure plenty
>>> of people here have been through the same process, from the same
>>> perspective as I am. I'm looking to get a new TV in the not too
>>> distant future however I'm not too sure what to go for. I'm not even
>>> at the choosing a model yet but just looking in more general
>>> What are peoples thoughts on 720 vs 1080? (HD Ready vs Full HD) on
>>> sets that are 32" or 37". The general consensus seems to be that 1080
>>> doesn't really bring any benefit on that screen size but I was
>>> wondering whether that held true when hooked up to a PC? In my
>>> particular setup it will be running Myth 90+% of the time but I would
>>> quite like the ability to drop back to a normal desktop occasionally.
>>> Anything else in particulat to look out for/avoid for MythTV specific
>>> I'm purposefully not mentioning what the mythfrontend system as it's
>>> certainly not up to HD and will likely be upgraded at some point.
> Also, remember that (at least here in Finland) HD-ready TVs are NOT 720p. They
> have a resolution of 1366x768, which means that 720p will be scaled as well.
> This is not such big a problem when the HD-ready TV is paired with a computer
> as the computer will handle the scaling, but it's still a point to remember.
> As for the size issue: I myself own a full-HD samsung 40" TV, and I certainly
> see the difference between 720p material and 1080p material. I'm sure that the
> difference is more apparent on a bigger screen, but saying that the "difference
> is too small to notice" is BS. Of course the situation might be different on a
> 32", but I would bet money on that you can see the difference on a 37" as well.
> Ultimately it comes down to how far away from the TV you're sitting anyway.
> If the pricetag isn't too hefty, I would definitely go with the 1080p, but
> this is also largely dependant on personal taste :)
> Hope that this mail made any sense at all :) It's pretty touchy-feely :)
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