PC output to HDTV

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xelallah

Guest
Had a bit of a flick round on wikipedia etc, just want to check something. I'm getting an HDTV and have a PC with an Nvidia Geforce FX5200. It supports an output res of 1280x720. Is this the same as 720p, which can be recieved by the TV through VGA? If my TV's native res is 1366x768, how will 1280x720 look?
 

Downinja

Well-known Member
Yep, and your fx5200 will support 1366x768 if you get an LCD with 1:1 pixel mapping, I have an fx5200 feeding an Hyundai A321 1360x768 1:1 pixel mapping and with HD content it looks stunning.
 
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pholman

Guest
The Hyundai A321 is 32"

As a broader question, does anyone have a physically smaller LCD screen that serves the dual purpose of being a PC monitor (DVI/VGA) AND a bedroom screen for TV watching.

In truth, its used more as a PC monitor (we have a decent rear projection and another TV downstairs).

I currently have a 32" Samsung, which serves the purpose well ... but is perhaps a little too big ... a 20"-24" would be better.

Thanks!

Paul
 

biggilly

Novice Member
I use a Goodmans 20" HD LCD in the spare room as a PC monitor/ spare TV. It's spot on, excellent monitor (fed from an ATi 9550 via DVI/HDMI) and makes a good TV for guests.

20" is a good size for HD content and games, wife thinks it a bit big for Word, etc... tough!!!
 

cooperda

Well-known Member
Had a bit of a flick round on wikipedia etc, just want to check something. I'm getting an HDTV and have a PC with an Nvidia Geforce FX5200. It supports an output res of 1280x720. Is this the same as 720p, which can be recieved by the TV through VGA? If my TV's native res is 1366x768, how will 1280x720 look?


It will display 1280x720 but is it and your PC fast enough to decode HD streams?

If it's 2 Gig P 4 maybe - 3Gig P4 yes.

Cheers, Dave C.
 

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