Thursday, July 31, 2008


Looking for how to hook up a PC to a HD TV and get great results. This way, you could leverage investment in an HDTV. I have a 720p Panasonic Plasma 42" and hooking up my PC via the supplied VGA input was abysmal.

Here's a chart showing all the various video and computer resolution "standards."

This writer has a Sharp Aquos LCD, suggests simply getting a TV that advertises compatibility with PC resolutions, and connecting using a DVI cable (since it's a digital signal). Note that full HD, or 1080p, contains 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also has some advancing tuning advice using PowerStrip software.

How to Connect Your TV to Your HDTV (Engadget)

Update: found this article, very good, argues that 720p is fine for most (vs. 1080p), with the exception of those choosing to use it for a computer monitor:

720p vs. 1080p HDTV: The final word (David Karney, CNet, December 2007)

HDTV Resolution Explained (David Katzmaier, CNet)

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