vga input on Philips 30" LCD

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  1. sennen

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    Hi,

    does anybody know if it is possible to drive the VGA input on the Philips 30pf9975 LCD at the screen's native resolution 1280x768, rather than only up to 1024x768 as the online manual appears to state?

    Also, the manual states that screen resize modes are limited for the VGA input, but doesn't say to what. Anybody know?

    (I'm considering purchasing this LCD TV and want to use my PC to play DivXs and DVDs via the VGA input.)

    Thanks,
    Sennen.
     
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    Replying to my own post... how sad :(
    In case anyone's interested: couldn't get 1280x768 working, but 1024x768 looks great, fills the screen vertically at '4:3' and can be set to 'Widescreen' to fill the screen in all directions. Those are the only picture sizing modes available.
    Some other VGA resolutions also give you the option of '16:9' to allow some vertical stretching, but they look (unsurprisingly) lousy.
    You also lose Sharpness, Digital Options, DNR, Colour Enhancement and Hue picture menus when using VGA input.
     
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    did you try 1280x720?Its supposed to support 720p via component and VGA. Isn't that 1280x720? It'll either upscale, losing you a little vertical info, or give you tiny black bars. Upside is fully addressing the horizontal pics.
     
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    I didn't think it supported 720p -- the manual only lists 480p, 576p and 1080i modes.
     
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    mmm. Just read the reviews on this website, and it does appear that it doesn't support 720p or 480p - this second one is a big deal, as it means it won't support any R1 NTSC DVDs.

    Has anyone tested this with NTSC progressive scan?

    Or a games console like Xbox / PS2/GC? their progressive scan is 480p as well I think.

    Or is there anything that upconverts/scales 480p/480i/576i to 1080i? I have a prov, but the quality isn't fantastic (I'm thinking the scaler in the TV is better)
     
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    just checked their info leaflet, and under multimedia modes, it quotes:

    Multi media modes
    Standard Resolution Refresh rate
    VGA 640 x 480 60 Hz
    SVGA 800 x 600 56 Hz
    XGA 1024 x 768 60 Hz
    WXGA 1280 x 768 60 Hz
    WXGA 1280 x 720 60, 50 Hz

    So it should support 1280x768 and 1280x720
     

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