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    To all you 1080p is best crowd please tell me why

    Love the comments when a new HD ready tv comes on hotdeals always sum1 moans that "it's not 1080p"
    So if I am looking to buy a 42" LCD purely for gaming, (99% pc gaming) should I look for 1366 x 768 or 1920 x 1080.
    So whats gonna give me a better pic and why?
    I heard in the past, screen from pc input loses as much as an inch either side on display does this still happen?

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    What resolution are you going to be gaming at? 1080p is quite a demanding resolution but if you've a high performance PC then go for it as your games will look much better at this resolution with considerably reduced aliasing. If your PC is going to struggle to deliver good framerates at the top resolution then I'd go for a 720p TV as you'll be able to play your games at a native resolution.

    If you're not running native 1080p sources and don't plan to then there's little reason to invest in a 1080p tv.

    John

    Go to avforums for the best advise :thumbsup:

    put very simply the higher the numbers (pixels) the better the resolution (better clearer sharper more definition picture)

    Make sure your pc is a really good spec one though, and that your video card suppords the resolution and has hdmi output as well as normal pc type output.
    (hardly any does unless they are high end ones but well worth paying the extra)

    a bonus is that with that definition if you download high def 1080P movies you can play them at full hi def resolution on the pc
    and before anyone says anything Yes there are places you can legally download some.

    a set with 1080i has the same amount of pixels but just shown in a different way - tbh ive seena 1080p test and its very hard to notice the difference

    But youd be best looking for a screen with 1920 x 1080

    dandoc2;2993964

    a set with 1080i has the same amount of pixels but just shown in a … a set with 1080i has the same amount of pixels but just shown in a different way - tbh ive seena 1080p test and its very hard to notice the differenceBut youd be best looking for a screen with 1920 x 1080



    THAT IS 1080P

    although to be precise that is 1080i and 1080P
    but the difference between them is the frame rate
    Also note that most of 1080i tv's sold in the UK cannot display this resolution and downscale the picture to 1366 X 768 pixels

    The i and P after the resolution stands for interlaced and Progressive, Progressive being the higher quality
    many sources of what exactly they mean are available on google

    dandoc2;2993964

    a set with 1080i has the same amount of pixels but just shown in a … a set with 1080i has the same amount of pixels but just shown in a different way - tbh ive seena 1080p test and its very hard to notice the difference



    Nope, a 1080i set does not have the same amount of pixels otherwise it would be a 1080p panel. In the UK most 1080i capable panels are 1366x768, the final deinterlaced 1080 image is downsampled to 1366x768. Running through a PC it means on a 1080i set you can only run a 1366x768 resolution but on a 1080p panel you can run at a much higher 1920x1080 resolution.

    John

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    All Plasma and LCD panels can only display a progressive scan picture.

    The difference between 1080i (50 fields a second) and 1080p (25 frames a second) is only the way the signal is sent to the panel.

    1080i is deinterlaced at the panel to give you the 1080p picture so there is no real difference bedtween 1080i and 1080p modes if the screen can display 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    On a 42", you will barely notice the difference between 720p and 1080p, but you might as well get one that is 1080p compatible.

    richto;3249298

    All Plasma and LCD panels can only display a progressive scan picture.The … All Plasma and LCD panels can only display a progressive scan picture.The difference between 1080i (50 fields a second) and 1080p (25 frames a second) is only the way the signal is sent to the panel.1080i is deinterlaced at the panel to give you the 1080p picture so there is no real difference bedtween 1080i and 1080p modes if the screen can display 1920 x 1080 resolution.



    It's not as simple as that due to 720p TVs normally giving the option of 1080i which is not the same as 1080p due to the lower resolution of the panel.

    As for size, I disagree with general comments such as that however when using a panel for PC usage the difference in resolution is far more noticeable right down to 15 inches (smallest 1080p I've used)

    John
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