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1:1 pixel mapping at full res on 32" models

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by rade, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. rade

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    I am in the market for a 32" LCD TV that I want to hook up to my media pc over DVI/HDMI.

    Looking at the other threads in this forum, a lot of people seem to be having trouble getting a true 1:1 pixel mapping at (near-)full display res (e.g. 1360x768 with a 2x3 pixel border).

    Do any of the current 32" sets support this?

    I am particularly interested in the Philips 32PF9830, the Panasonic TX32LX500 and the Samsung LE32R41BD.
     
  2. andrewfee

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    If the set has HDMI, it will have overscan as it's a "video" input. The same generally applies to DVI with HDCP, as it's video DVI, and not to be used as a PC input. I don't know what, if any, sets offer 1:1 mapping digitally.

    VGA on the Samsung at least is virtually perfect. Unless you're right up close, and know what to look for, you would easily mistake it for a digital connection.
     
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    A couple of the older models have 1:1 mapping - Sharp GA/GD's such as the GD1/GA3/4 in PC dot for dot more and the Loewe Xelos SL or Spheros - original mode. But you always need to try both pieces of equipmement before you buy just incase there are any funnies lurking.
     
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    The Hitachi 32LD7200 does it over the VGA port, however someone on here has managed to fool it into doing it over the DVI port too.

    The LG 32LX2R apparantly does it too. These were 2 on my shortlist as I want the 1:1 for my HTPC.
     
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    The LG 32 LP1D and LG 32LX2R are definately able to run DVI at 1360x768, with 1:1 pixel mapping.. I have the 32 LP1D and works great. 1360x768 is listed as an official resolution for the set. There's been very few people that are having grief with the LG sets for PC connectivity. The only drawback to the LG sets is that their handling of black levels is not perfect and some sets do better. Other than that the image quality is kick ass.

    DVI typically causes a lot of grief, while VGA (in combination with powerstrip) often works. The Hitachi 32LD7200 should do the trick too and lots of people use the Samsung over VGA.


    Bottom line is, if you want an HDMI and a DVI connection and 1:1 PC connectivity in 1360 or better over DVI, the choice is LG or Hitachi.
    The LG doesn't do black levels perfectly.
    The Hitachi has a bad reputation for making an annoying buzzing sound - especially on dark scenes (ie dimmed backlight). This does not seem to bother/occur to everyone - between 50% and 80% of people don't mind or notice.

    That said, some older sharps do it - and some of the ones that are coming out now might too.
     
  6. rade

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    Thanks for the info.

    That's quite a limited choice then :( I was hoping the Philips or Panasonic would work, since I was really impressed with their picture quality.
     
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    There are new screens coming out all the time, pay attention to Sharp especially. Since I bought my TV - I've stopped doing my research. But that was my conclusion around 10 september.

    And don't forget that you can use VGA rather than DVI - works well enough in most cases - gives you a wider choice.
     
  8. ariomanus

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    Hi

    @rade:

    I think the 32PF9830 accepts also 1360x768. Please check the 32PF9830 threat to be sure.

    Regards
    Ariomanus
     

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