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De Plano
06-03-03, 03:59 PM
Why are HDTV TV's not as good for video gaming as monitors? Is it a noticable difference?

Sort of thinking about getting a new TV and wondering whether I should think about gaming on it.

loop2kil
06-03-03, 05:26 PM
its all about resolutions....i have a 36" panasonic HDTV pure black picture tube...while watching dvd's in progressive scan mode is incredible looking on my tv...anything from my computer is mediocre. my tv only goes to about 800x600 or so...your monitor can go to nearly twice that much...not to mention one is interlaced and the other is non-interlaced....i always forget which is which.

I had an old p166 laptop which could change from one to the other and the tvout was actually perfect looking on my tv...better than any vid card i've ever used on the tv before...text was perfect.

De Plano
06-03-03, 07:36 PM
Thanks Loop, I am surprised HDTV only goes to 800x600. Oh well.
Is there something about the refresh rates too?

Anyway thanks again

loop2kil
06-03-03, 08:05 PM
some might go higher...but mine only goes to 800x600x60hz

lansens
06-04-03, 05:32 AM
You will need a TV like this (http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,1040,00.html). Then you will get a pretty nice picture from your pc.:D

loop2kil
06-04-03, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by lansens
You will need a TV like this (http://www.sharpusa.com/products/ModelLanding/0,1058,1040,00.html). Then you will get a pretty nice picture from your pc.:D

I want one, will you buy it for me :)

JawZ
06-04-03, 08:33 AM
HDTV's can act as a great comp monitor if you get the right one with the right spec. Look for the ones that are 720p.

De Plano
06-04-03, 02:28 PM
UOD- What is this p you talketh?

720p reffers to what?
Thanks

JawZ
06-04-03, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by De Plano
UOD- What is this p you talketh?

720p reffers to what?
Thanks

progressive scan.