[mythtv-users] Swapping in a new flatpanel

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Mon Dec 27 19:30:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 12:22:22PM -0700, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> On Sunday, December 26, 2010 05:11:37 pm Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk> 
> wrote:
> > If it was me I'd stop worrying and actually just try pluging in what
> > girlfriend got you already. I'd set the TV to autoscale the image
> > rather than have the vid card do it on the basis that it saves a little
> > extra work from the already busy vid card and your TV will probably do
> > a better job of scaling anyway, but other than that  It WILL just plug
> > and play.
> > 
> > Why would you trade in a fully HD capable tv for one only capable of 720
> > natively? It wouldn't save you much money and at least with 1080 you've
> > got the option to watch HD and blu-ray natively in future even if you
> > now don't ever think you will need it.
> > 
> > Not sure what you meant by just using "TV out" but you should keep your
> > interconnect between your PC and TV to a digital type (i.e. HDMI or
> > DVI) if you can. Only use the old analog RGB 15 pin 'D' connector if
> > you really have no digital option which would be highly unlikely with
> > any 'modern' vid card or TV. If you meant using some other analog video
> > signal like composite video or even worse a modulated signal into your
> > antenna input, you will get a very noticeably crappy picture quality
> > even with SD-only material.
> A little confusion in describing what I have and was asking, perhaps.
> I currently use a plain old 17" CRT monitor for display - no TV yet. 
> It seems that my 1920x1080 gift panel monitor will be wasted on my SD-only 
> setup that I only use to watch recorded SD shows. Any other upgrading, like 
> for better video or HD or digital, would be with a whole new machine.
> I'd still like a larger display though, so I was wondering if a 20" panel 
> TV could be driven from my nVidia 6100 (with only an analog VGA connection 
> or adapter).

    It's not the size of the panel. It's the resolution.

    As long as it has a VGA port, you should be able to use the monitor.
You might not be able to drive the panel to it's full native resolution
but it doesn't really seem like you need to.

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