I vaguely remember that that model does not go higher than something like 1024x768 via VGA
I was looking at it to buy and that was one of the reasons I gave it a miss (I checked the manual whilst comparing several models and I'm sure that is the reason I discounted that one).
Can someone please explain what exactly are the issues, and what is the problem here?
I own both a WLT68 and a 360 and have no problems [over component] whatsoever, so I'm slightly baffled as to what all the fuss is about.
I have a wlt66 and tried the vga at 1360 x 768 and the pic was fine, at 1280 x 720 (720p), the screen went green. Then at 1280 x 1024 was fine apart from the dashboard menus not filling the whole screen, dunno why coz the games still played fine. Only problem i had was the blacks looking a little grey, then again via component they can look too black, ie in a cave in oblivvion i couldent see anything. The wlt handles a 360 fine through vga.
it has that panel which is why it is on the spec sheet, it may or may not accept that resolution, which is partly the reason it also accepts 1080i.. accept is the key word here, no matter what you feed it, the image must be its native res, it cant change its a physical item.
now if you are hell bent on 1:1 then you may wish to take it back, but I would hardly say its a low res image stretched, its still a highres image just not quite native to the panel and therefore scaled / stretched. its about 95% of the res... not a biggie really.
Really it boild down to:
does it look good to you?
if not take it back, if it looks good then keep it, its purly subjective, and only you can say one way or another.
After all there are plenty of happy plasma owners enjoying highres gaming at that lower res than that as that what alot of the pannels are i believe