Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by supermackem, May 25, 2005.
Anyone know where i can find the manual for this tv on the net thanks.
Top stuff fella cheers.
Hmmm by the sounds of it the 46 is a better model. It says it only does 1024*768 in pc mode i think the 46 does 1280*720 in pc mode dont it.
It seems that now it does 720p/1080i in pc mode.
Lol i will find out on saturday they really are stupid with specs and websites toshiba.
you ordered one, supermackem?
i'm about to meself... at least I am now, after speaking to toshiba
They have confirmed it WILL do 1280x720 via the pc input, and it should do the same via dvi to hdmi convertor...
I'm sold....Ordered one for Friday delivery
Hey, Bilbob and Supermakem, you're my new best friends!
That sounds very promising Bilbob. I'd love to know your opinions on this screen as soon as you can, especially whether you can get 1280x720 via PC as that's 90% what I want to use the set for. I'm very eager to join the club! Thanks.
Leeb: That was also a main concern for me. Primarily, I wanted a 26/27/28" set, with 1280x720 (didn't want scaling) in a monitor style (to please the mrs) with PROPER PC compatability (ie, full screen, native res. I would have liked it via DVI, but d-sub will do, although it might work via hdmi yet...) and a 'brand' at a decent price.
Looks like, after a LOT of research, this set will do it all! I just sincerely hope this is the last set i buy for quite some time... this will be my FIFTH(honestly!) in 3 months....!!
Ohh i hope your right the manual is saying 1024*768, i should have mine by the weekend and will try it then. I hope your right
So do I! I did push him to confirm that point though, as I'd seen the same info you obviously have. But he definately confirmed it will take 1280x720 via d-sub, and wasn't quite certain, but was pretty sure it would also qork via HMDI via a convertor. It better work at 128, or it's going back!
I should get mine Friday, not had the order confirmation yet, but here's hoping!
Incidentally, can I ask where you got yours?
Do you know if it's possible to receive component progressive scan via pc input? If so, all of us with component out DVDs, XBOX, etc, will work.
Just been confirmed... Amtrak permitting, it arrives tomorrow
I'm getting giddy!
Nice one, I'm almost as excited as you are!
Do you have a dvi to hdmi cable? Don't suppose one will be in the package but I've seen them online for about £9 which seems very cheap, assuming it would work as we want of course!
Keeping my fingers crossed it turns up and performs well!
I'm currently running via dvi into the panel I have now (which will be winging it's merry way back to TRU tomorrow hopefully...
I've not got the dvi-hdmi cable yet, but I probably will. I reckon I've seen it in the same place you have, as I saw it for that price too, seems pretty cheap.
First thing I'll be trying (unless of course they are very geerous and DO supply the hdmi cable ) will be d-sub for the time being. All going well, I'll get the cable next week.... I'll kepe you all informed!
Im still hopeing that vga will do 1280*720 i doubt it but hopeing.
Well, it's arrived!
Set up etc so far so good, good, bright picture, auto setup all good, and it's a good looking set too.
Not all good news however...
1280x720 via d-sub, it's very green, and won't scale properly... something wrong with the timings I suspect... powerstrip may be able to sort it, but so far not impressed as Tosh said implicitly that it could handle this input...it's really strange as 1280x768 and ALL other resolutions are fine! Very annoyed!
Will be nipping out shortly to get hdmi cable, I really hope this will sort it, as if it won't do 1280x720 properly, it defeats half the point of owning it...
Looks like I'm gonna spend some time with powerstrip... actually, thinking about it, does PS actaully DO anything via a d-sub output? Anyone got any experience of this?
Which model did ou get mate the 56??? so it will accept 1280*720 over vga but its green. Does it take 1280*768
Yep it sure does mate, i managed to sort out most of the over scan on my tosh dlp with it.
yeah, 1280x768 is working fine, but I want 1280x720! I want native res! Why are all the other res's working, but not native damnit!!!
Anyway, off to get hdmi cable shortly, we'll see what it does then... heres hoping!
Sounds a bit crazy if it can take the 1280*768 i would think it would have no problem doing 720.
Is this screen 1280x720 or 1280x768?
The latter's a 15x9 screen.. not good news in my book.
You know, that's a good point... Tosh's website says 1280x768, and the phone call I made, he was certain it was x720 too... But you've made me wonder now...
Hopefully, when I get the HMDI connected, it will be able to get monitor info, and tell me what it can do....
When you watch 16x9 material, do people look ok or do they look a bit on the tall side? Do circles look perfectly round, or are then taller?
It could be that this screen keeps the aspect ration correct, and just adds black horizontal bars at the top and bottom of 16x9 feeds. Have you noticed that when watching Digital tv etc?
Just to quickly correct myself on the post above, the website says 1280 x720, not 768... as did the phone call, 720....
Not had time to check how they look yet, been too busy playing with PC input, but the VERY brief look I had at sky, it looked ok, and I'd normally spot that sort of thing pretty quickly, although to be fair, it was a quick look, and I wasn't looking for aspect issues...
Im not to fussed really as long as it deffo does 1280*768 ill be happy over vga.
I quite agree. I've been looking at the 27WL56 as well, and was quite dismayed with the manual saying D-sub only supported XGA 1024x768.
When you display 1280x768 over D-sub, does the picture looked scaled in anyway? (ie. Does the windows desktop look smeared through non-native scaling?).
I suspect the true native resolution is probably 1280x768. I assume 1280x720p will either just leave small borders at the top-bottom, or be removed through overscan.
Do you have a list of supported (no powerstrip) display modes through D-Sub/HDMI?
Maybe it's 1,366 x 768?
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