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PW7 Connected to PC (Screenshots)

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by OvertoneBliss, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. OvertoneBliss

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    Can anyone post a picture of what their PW7 looks like when connected through VGA to a PC?

    Well, I mean a photo really but I'm just really curious as to what it'll look like and wondering if it'll look any good as I plan to do some graphic design etc when I buy a Plasma and use it as my main display.

    Thanks,

    Phil.
     
  2. offdigital

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    It works well with VGA. Windows Media Center looks excellent. Not sure how good it would be for graphic design though - the resolution is relatively low. Plus you'd have to be sitting >5ft away to do anything with it.
     
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    You will need a HD plasma, but might in fact be better off with an LCD monitor for this, one of the big Sharp ones might be ideal. 1366/768 res will be sufficient for any PC work.
     
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    The resolution isn't the problem really, it's the "Detail" that worries me.

    I'm sitting here now using a 15" LCD at 1024x768 and Graphic Designer is perfect so I kind of mis-worded my post a little.

    Is the color detail on par with that of any other "normal" display? Also, I'll be using Windows XP Pro. I've heard that the PW7 can handle 1280x1024 but obviously, It's adjusted to compensate for the wide screen... 1280x768 isn't it?

    ... or do I have this all wrong?

    Edit: I'm a big movie fan so I need quality and I know Plasma can deliver. I'm also on a budget of £1000.00 too so I can't afford to get a big screen LCD.

    Phil.
     
  5. wiredcharlie

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    The TH37-PW7 has a native resolution of 852x480. If you feed it with a higher resolution signal eg 1024x768, it will display the picture but you will not see the any more detail than can be delivered by an 852x480 screen. It is not suitable as a graphic design monitor.
     
  6. geewhizz

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    Hope this helps.
     
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    That looks nice :smashin:
    What graphics card are you using, and what resolution?
     
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    hi lisa

    The graphics card in laptop is a geforce4 440 go 64mb. @ 1024 x 768
     
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    handy pics. Thanks for posting that, gives me some reference for what im planning on doing (using a Plasma as a VGA display screen in a shop window).
     
  10. OvertoneBliss

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    Looks nice although, as "wiredcharlie" said, it wouldn't really be useful as a graphic design monitor 'cause it looks quite grainy compared to the laptop screen :(.

    I might just keep my PC Monitor and just use that as my "graphic" display, although I really don't want to :(.

    Phil.
     

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