HDTV or not HDTV?


Standard Member
I purshased a Sharp LC26GA4E thinking it is HDTV ready? Is it? Do I run it through the DVI connector?

The manual states it can handle the following...

Broadcast Format Displayed 720p (HDTV) • 480p (EDTV) • 480i (SDTV)
Broadcast Format Supported 1080i (HDTV) • 720p (HDTV) • 480p (EDTV) • 480i (SDTV)

What's the difference between displayed and supported?

Just got me...erm... I mean my Son an XBOX 360 for Christmas :thumbsup: and looking forward to see it running at a higher resolution.:)




Distinguished Member
Sounds like it'll take a 1080 signal, but downscale it to 720.


Established Member
Yes, it is HD Ready but won't be classified as such as it was available before the HD Ready term became common place.

However, worth checking 1080i compatibility with any device before you buy it. I tested its big brother the GD1E with my DVD player and that had a problem with 1080i. When I contacted Sharp about it they acknowledged a problem with compatibility with some 1080i sources. It was early days with the GD1E so maybe the slightly later GA3/4 models had firmware fix.

If I remember rightly, it will only do 1:1 mapping of 1366x768 at 60Hz.

You will need to use the DVI input which I think also doubles as VGA - can't remember if this had a seperate VGA input.

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