[mythtv-users] Slightly OT LCD/Plasma TV 720 or 1080 UK

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 9 12:26:58 UTC 2008

I'd personally go for 1080p on a screen with a reolsution of 1920x1200.


Often manufacturers put stuff like 'supports' 1920x1200 when the
screen is actually 1024x768 (say) and they scale your image
down....result is it looks rubbish.

Good Luck


2008/6/9  <carl-magnus.bjorkell at pp.inet.fi>:
>>I have no experience with your particular situation, however I would say
>>that if you intend to use it as a PC monitor I would definitely go for
>>Full HD. 720 vertical pixels would be pretty cramped for a PC monitor.
>>That's less than a 1024x768 monitor which is pretty much the low end
>>these days, and I think you'd find it very uncomfortable to work with
>>(depending on what kind of programs you would want to run of course).
>>Kind regards,
>>Pepijn Schmitz
>>Stephen Robertson wrote:
>>> Hello Friendly people!
>>> I hope you don't mind this slightly OT question but I am sure plenty
>>> of people here have been through the same process, from the same
>>> perspective as I am.  I'm looking to get a new TV in the not too
>>> distant future however I'm not too sure what to go for.  I'm not even
>>> at the choosing a model yet but just looking in more general
>>> specifications.
>>> What are peoples thoughts on 720 vs 1080?  (HD Ready vs Full HD) on
>>> sets that are 32" or 37".  The general consensus seems to be that 1080
>>> doesn't really bring any benefit on that screen size but I was
>>> wondering whether that held true when hooked up to a PC?  In my
>>> particular setup it will be running Myth 90+% of the time but I would
>>> quite like the ability to drop back to a normal desktop occasionally.
>>> Anything else in particulat to look out for/avoid for MythTV specific
>>> use.
>>> I'm purposefully not mentioning what the mythfrontend system as it's
>>> certainly not up to HD and will likely be upgraded at some point.
>>> Thanks
>>> Stephen.
> Hi,
> Also, remember that (at least here in Finland) HD-ready TVs are NOT 720p. They
> have a resolution of 1366x768, which means that 720p will be scaled as well.
> This is not such big a problem when the HD-ready TV is paired with a computer
> as the computer will handle the scaling, but it's still a point to remember.
> As for the size issue: I myself own a full-HD samsung 40" TV, and I certainly
> see the difference between 720p material and 1080p material. I'm sure that the
> difference is more apparent on a bigger screen, but saying that the "difference
> is too small to notice" is BS. Of course the situation might be different on a
> 32", but I would bet money on that you can see the difference on a 37" as well.
> Ultimately it comes down to how far away from the TV you're sitting anyway.
> If the pricetag isn't too hefty, I would definitely go with the 1080p, but
> this is also largely dependant on personal taste :)
> Hope that this mail made any sense at all :) It's pretty touchy-feely :)
> -Calle
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