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Panasonic PW6 or PW7 with a PC input

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  1. dan23

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    Plasma n00b here was wondering how well do the Panny's handle an input from a PC and what resolution will they take?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Hi, I have just got a PW7 37" and have my media center PC connected via VGA, it looks stunning. XP detects it as a TH***PW7 monitor and will allow me to select a number of different resolutions, the native resolution looks best 852 x 480 but is only 4:3 so am still experimenting with different settings for surfing, watching films etc.
     
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    it will accept everthing from VGA res up to 1920x1080
     
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    I am running a PW7 as second monitor to a dlp projector and it is fine with 1280 x 720.

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    I'm confused, how can it do that res if the native res is 852x480? :confused:
     
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    because whatever you feed it, it will down scale 720p signals work best......1280x720 or 1366x768 and let panel downscale to native
     
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    Doing this also makes the desktop more user friendly.

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    Just trying this now, in the manual (TH37PW7) it does not accept 1280x 720, the best I have found so far is 1024 x 768, but text is a bit blurry.....
     
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    what fequency are you using? that will effect what it accepts.... have you tried powerstrip?
     
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    Hi, thanks for your patience with me!

    My nvidia drivers allow me to input custom resolutions, and I am trying them all with refresh rates from 60, 70, 72, 75 and 85.... trying to find one that works well for surfing and film playback - what settings are you using?

    :)
     
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    dont mess around with PC's to much hassle..... Try the HTPC forum for more info and try 50Hz there are some tricks like usig 1368 instead of 1366 etc
     
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    OK, thanks... not explored that forum yet :hiya:
     
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    Would using a DVi input help? I want to connect my pc to my PW6 but dont want to have blurred images but I dont want a low res either! Prob want what I cant have I expect! :(
     
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    If the native res is 852x480 i.e. VGA akin to 640x480, then you will be able to view your pc just about but icons and such will be so big you won't be able to do much on it. Try browsing the net or running photoshop at 640x480... it's near enough impossible these days as programmmes and websites have been designed to support much higher resolutions normally 1024x768. This is part of the reason for going to a HD panel :)
     
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