1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Help me! Computer to LCD or Plasma

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by mbkowns, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. mbkowns

    mbkowns
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi,

    I am looking to connect my computer up through the DVI port to a new plasma or lcd monitor. I want something round 42 inches with a great picture. I am also looking for one that has a resolution of 1280x1024 native.

    I can't find anything .. I have been looking around maybe someone knows the perfect match for my needs.

    thanks

    -MBK
     
  2. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    No such animal, 1280x768 is the nearest, Iiyama have just released a 40" LCD to join Samsung and NEC. All are the same resolution, w-xga. The pixels are in fact not quite square, as a quick go on your calculator will tell you. You can see the distortion only with circles though, it's pretty small. DVD software can adjust to cope, and display at the proper aspect.
     
  3. mbkowns

    mbkowns
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    so am I better off just using 1024x768 becuase won't it strech the picture ?

    I play games so my character would become wide if i tried 1280x768?

    I am trying to find the right one for me

    thanks
     
  4. mbkowns

    mbkowns
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    1280x1024 SXGA Support
    The onboard digital scaling engine can accept various PC and HDTV signals and digitally map the signals to fit within 1024x1024 pixels. Compatible signals include PC resolutions up to 1280x1024 and HDTV signals including 720P and 1080i.

    http://www.tvauthority.com/Plasma-TV-Monitors-and-TVs/Sampo-PME-42X6.asp

    seems like a nice deal but IF i set my resolution above native will I lose quality?

    also

    Should I get a large 42 inch LCD instead becuase i thought it might be hard to read text on a plasma screen. What I mean by text is like explorer screens in windows ...

    thanks for your help so far

    -MBK
     
  5. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    T'other way about. If you sent it 1024/768 the screen will try and stretch the image, sending it native will result in something like 7% stretched image, you won't notice with games, perhaps a bit of chest enhancement when Lara stands side on!
     
  6. mbkowns

    mbkowns
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Alright it seems I had to learn some things here..

    1024x768 is 4:3 aspect ratio I don't want that but I want a little higher but 16:9 aspect ratio.

    So now I am looking for a Plasma / LCD screen roughly 42" and a resolution of 1280x720 (16:9)

    send me some models you might know of :) I am looking for that as the native resolution I know alot will go to that but I want that to be the standard for the display.

    you have been a great help so far thanks

    -MBK
     
  7. Liam @ Prog AV

    Liam @ Prog AV
    Well-known Member AVForums Sponsor

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Messages:
    8,498
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +827
    If it's for mainly PC use then LCD is your best option since it is far more resistant to screenburn. Besides you won't find a 1280 x 768 (or similar) plasma until you get to 50" models.

    I do remember that some games will want to use a 1024 x 768 resolution whatever and will only fill the centre of the screen not the extra 200 odd pixels either side for the 16:9 shape. I would get over to the HCPC forum on that one cos my computer knowledge is pretty limited when it comes to gaming.

    As for recomendations you should demo a few of these 40" LCDs, i've only seen the NEC and I thought it was a great panel for PC use. Will you use the panel for TV, DVD etc too? There may be an argument for going for a plasma depsite it's lower resolution since they are the favorite Home Cinema screen at the moment...
     
  8. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    You are right up to speed, except for failng to take quite enough notice of my poet above! There is no such animal, Samsung make a 22" at this res, all else in flat displays are 1280x768 max in this size range. Some plasmas have seriously non-16:9 ratios, most 50" are 1366x768, ie true 16:9. How about a nice projector? Cheap, sanyo Z2, or not so cheap, any Mustacg chip DLP, like the infocus 7200. All 1280x768. They are stupendous, my son is currently bounty hunting at 8ft across as he has a day off school today!
     
  9. mbkowns

    mbkowns
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Messages:
    17
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    would i be able to find a lcd that is 1280x720 16:9 (1280x768) I will be doing mostly games and computer on this monitor but I will also watch movies. This purchase is more of a replacement to my 21" viewsonic.

    hmm help me think of something here :)

    the projector idea would be good but I don't have the space for it


    thanks

    -MBK
     
  10. MAW

    MAW
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2002
    Messages:
    14,082
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nr Dorking
    Ratings:
    +412
    Samsung do a 22" which is the only 1 AFAIK, I think 'Nigel' here has one, he seems pleased.
     

Share This Page

Loading...