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Plasma resolution question

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Orbitalzone, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Orbitalzone

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    Maybe it's a daft question, but heck I'll ask it anyway!

    I know that LCD screens on laptops or PC's have only one native resolution that works properly, ie 1024x768 and if you select another setting the picture is interpolated and fuzzy...

    Do plasma / LCD screens suffer at all like this (thinking NTSC / PAL resolutions etc) ?

    And while I'm asking all this.. can anyone explain why LCD screens on a computer only work properly at their native setting?


    Thanks !
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  2. mikeblanche

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    Plasmas have a native resolution - this is described on the specifications for the screen. Most cheapy plasmas have 852x480 resolution, more expensive ones will have 760 or even 1024 vertical lines.

    There's lots of technological jiggery pokery in a plasma which makes pictures at any resolution look a lot better than the equivilant on a LCD monitor, so you don't necessarially have to be running at the native resolution to get the best picture.

    480 vertical lines = NTSC
    576 vertical lines = PAL

    Hope that helps,

    Mike
     
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    Thanks Mike!
     

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