[mythtv-users] [Mythtv-users] - Slightly OT - New TV or Plasma in Aust

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed May 31 06:18:22 UTC 2006

On 5/31/06, Chris Henderson <jchendo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yeah, 1366x768 is a popular resolution. It'll look best if you can
> > feed it a signal at native resolution, if it only takes 1024x768 then
> > there will be some horizontal scaling going on.

> Using power strip, couldn't i make a modline for the 1366x768
> and upscale the res?

No, the problem is that some plasmas won't accept a 1366x768 signal,
even if that's their native resolution. See e.g. this 50" from

It's 1366x768, but the modes it takes are 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768,
1280x1024.  Whatever mode you use that plasma will be doing some

If you get a plasma that accepts a 1366x768 signal you might get a
better picture (or you might not).

Ultimately you want to buy the one that looks the best regardless of
what it's doing internally, but you're probably not going to be able
to test it properly in advance.


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