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HD Demo's

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by mjw123, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. mjw123

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    Folks,

    Can someone point me at some good downloadable High Def TV demo's ?

    My samsung has arrived today and i'd like to see how it handles HD.

    Is it just a case of downloading the footage and using the screen as a PC monitor through a VGA cable ?

    Will it be true HD even though it's not going through the HDMI port ?

    TIA,
    Mike.
     
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    you will find them at microsofts web site, but you need a high spec pc,if has a prossessor in excess of 2.0 or 2.5 gb you should be ok
     
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    i also subscribe here.
    http://www.atomfilms.com/
    they have hi def come up from time to time, but the short films are great anyway, check out the film white bits, will make you smile
     
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    Are we allowed to post links to other forums?

    If we are, here you go: http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=6537

    If not- sorry!

    As for your HDMI comment- HD doesn't have to come from HDMI. It only has to have a resolution of 1280x720 or 1920x1080, the method of connection doesn't make it HD or otherwise.

    You can use component, VGA, HDMI, DVI. The digital methods (HDMI and DVI) should give you a better picture, but they'll all give you HD.
     
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    Try the freeware player vlc, it uses less resource than WMP/PowerDVD etc, and has no issues with license files.

    HD work on my HTPC which has a temporary processor a AMD 2400, after I melted my AMD 2800+ (OC at your own risk :( ). I even use it on my AMD 3200+ machine, as I prefer the simple GUI to PowerDVD.

    http://www.videolan.org
     
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    I have used windows media player over vga to play trailers and it was absolutely
    stunning, -but a normal picture is a bit disappointing afterwards!
    I use the extended desktop arrangement where my old computer monitor is the same as before,
    but you move the mouse cursor off the side of the screen and it appears
    on the samsung. You can drag any windows across from comp to the tv screen.
    Madagascar and the Coral reef Adventure 720p trailers have seriously impressed me.
     

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