[mythtv-users] Swapping in a new flatpanel

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Thu Dec 30 02:17:56 UTC 2010

On Monday, December 27, 2010 12:30:22 pm jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 12:22:22PM -0700, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> > 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.

I gave my gf the panel - seemed like a waste for me, and she loves the real 
estate of 1920x1080.

This afternoon I was out at a couple big-box retailers and saw a few panel 
TVs that had VGA input - would these be pretty much plug-and-go? Are they 
good enough for SD?

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