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1366x768 or 1278x768

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by gandley, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. gandley

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    whats realy the advantage of having the increased pixels of 1366x768(pany) over 1278x768 (pio)

    How will this affect pic and would it realy be noticeable side by side.

    Oh and whats the diff betwee panny 50PHD6 and 50PHW6?
    (just colour?)

    thanks, i dont mean to be picky
     
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    one is 16:9 the other one is 15:9. whether it crams the extra pixels into the same space by downscaling (don't know if this is appropriate terminology for horizontal pixel downsampling) or chops off the sides, you loose a information.
     
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    If the physical dimensions of PIO are still 16:9 then it has 'non-square pixels'. You are porbably not going to notice any significant difference when using S-Video feeds.
     
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    so 1366x768 is true 16x9?
     
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    Hi gandley... I asked this question a few months back when I started looking at plasmas... They are both physically 16:9 with the Pioneer having rectangular pixels... tbrar (font of knowledge on all things plasma) said don't worry about it, so I haven't, but I've always assumed that for video the square pixels would be preferable...

    The 43" Pioneer has XGA resolution and I think the 50" is termed W(wide)XGA... Originally aimed at the computer monitor market..?
     
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    Yeah i shouldn't worry about it too much.. shouldn't make much difference..

    I'd actually prefer 1280x768 though as it is the same resolution as my laptop and i think a pc standard would suit me better for those 50" Halo 2 games or divx's.
     
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    Thanks all

    just wonderd if it gave a better pic due to increased res
     
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    "I'd actually prefer 1280x768 though as it is the same resolution as my laptop and i think a pc standard would suit me better for those 50" Halo 2 games or divx's."

    You laptop most probably have square pixel, ie. pixel height to width ratio is 1:1. PIO plasma being physically 16:9 has pixel ratio 1:1.067. If your laptop's display shows an exact circle , the same will appear on PIO as elipse.

    Considering that the streach os quite small many would not notice it.
     

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