Full HD LCD - Resolution/Refresh rates for HTPC/Games


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May 11, 2008
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Hi all :hiya:

I've been on the HTPC forum due to the impending build of an HTPC to play bluray and my regular DVDs better.

I'm trying to choose a good Full HD TV and it has to be able to support full HD res from an HTPC source as well as do a passable job of (as yet non HD Sky).

Some people on the HTPC forum had expressed that I needed to be careful as to refresh rates regarding PAL/NTSC/Bluray 24p playback without 'stuttering', and also the native resolution of the panel, etc.

I've been looking at a Samsung LE37M87BDX - Full HD with the following specs:

HDCP Compatible - Yes

Image Aspect Ratio - 16:9

Input Video Formats - 1080i/1080p/480i/480p/576i/720p

NTSC Playback on PAL TV - Yes

PC Interface - VGA (HD-15)

Picture Adjustment - Standard/Dynamic/Film/Custom

Pixel Response Time - 8 ms

Progressive Scan - Progressive scanning (line doubling)

Resolution1920 x 1080

Supported Computer Resolutions - 1024 x 768 (XGA)/ 1360 x 768/ 640 x 480 (VGA)/ 720 x 400/ 800 x 600 (SVGA)

Presumably the 'Computer Resolutions' only apply if you are inputting through the VGA input and the HD resolutions will be accessible when outputting from the graphics card through HDMI, or a DVI HDMI converter into the TVs HMDI input (or from a Bluray/DVD set-top box, of course)?

I don't have any info on refresh rates though...

Any thoughts? It's in my price range (£700 or under) at the moment, so...

James :cool:

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