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My 720p LCD capable of Full HD?

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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Hi All

I have gone from VGA to HDMI when connecting laptop via HDMI. Its a Sony Vaio and it does have a Full HD 1080 sticker on it, although max res is 1280 x 800.

With my new cable, I am able to set the resolution of my TV to 1920 x 1080.

Does than mean my LCD is capable of Full HD now? It certainly looks it, resolution is great, can see so much on the screen.
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
sounds like 1080i
#2
Do you mean your LCD TV is 720p HD? If it is, than that setting would be displaying 1080i as ctuk says above, not full 1080p
#3
Agreed, 1080i. Same as my tv.
#4
Cheers guys, must be 1080i :D

1080i is better than 720p right? In terms of pic quality?
#5
depends what you are watching, if you are watching a fast moving sport where objects change quickly then 720p is better, but to be honest you really can tell that much difference unless you are holding a magnifying glass to the screen (slight over exaggeration)
#6
Cheers guys.

Will stick with 720p when watching films as its only a 32 inch anyway.

But the 1080 resolution is amazing when on the laptop. Can see so much! 51 tracks on single itunes window!
#7
Not sure how you can badge a 1280x800 laptop as full HD as that's barely 720p, full HD or 1080p is twice that resolution.

edit - actually I guess if it's got an hdmi capable of WUXGA then it can drive a 1080p TV

John
#8
John.. how is your HP swivel screen laptop?
#9
Heya, I think you've mixed me up with someone else - only Dell/Sony laptops here :)

http://johnmcl7.smugmug.com/photos/244077491-M.jpg

John
#10
Full Hd is 1080p http://www.day.az/forum/style_emoticons/default/thinking.gif so it should be able to output at that.
#11
Yes - some TVs will take a 1080p signal and downsample it to 720p although I doubt there's much quality improvement when the TV itself is only displaying a resolution of 1280x720.

I was thinking the full HD was misleading when the laptop screen could only display 720p (WUXGA laptops on the other hand can display 1080p internally) but I was forgetting about the about which should be capable of WUXGA over the digital video out.

John
#12
I have no idea what you said there John lol.

But yeah, I found it misleading? Defo says Full HD 1080. Funny thing is, right next to it says 15.4 WXGA (1280 x 800) X-Black LCD. :|
#13
I think it means it can output 1080p to a 1080p compatible TV although its own screen is limited to 720p.

John

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