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I am about to make a really big purchase, a 55 in samsung LED. Here's a link...
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-t...-34468171.html

I want to know if a TV such as this is going to look good on my setup. What problems will i encounter? Should i use an HDMI cable or a dvi with an hdmi adapter? Will blu rays on my blu ray drive look good? Any advice for a similar setup? i basically want a raw led tv connected to my pc. please help!

Here are my pc's specs...

AMD phenom ii x6 (black edition, OC), MSI 6950 2gb x2 (crossfire), windows 7 64x, 4gb of DDR3, asus blu ray drive.

Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 15
There isn't much to know - It won't look as good as a good monitor, and the resolution will be poor (it's only 1080p for such a huge size, figure that you can get 24 inch monitors with higher resolution). Those are the 'problems' you would encounter.

As far as hooking it up and the logistics of everything, if you plan to pass through your audio to the TVs speakers, use the HDMI cable. Otherwise hook it up with either DVI or HDMI, both are digital signals.
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I wonder, how is it that consoles make their games look fine on big screen tvs, and yet, with a better gpu, i always have problems making it look good on a big tv.
post #4 of 15
Consoles are designed for 1080p max. Most games actually are only done in 720p. If you play a lot of games and compare them from console on a TV to PC on a good monitor, you'll see how far ahead PC graphics really are. Not only quality-wise, but framerates as well.
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post #5 of 15
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You're definitely right, PC graphics are superior than even the best console. So that begs the question, why does a ps3 on a big tv look better than a good pc on a big tv?....For some reason or another my PC has never looked quite right on TVs, even great ones.
Edited by Paches - 8/21/11 at 7:57pm
post #6 of 15
I'm on my laptop hooked to my 46" Samsung right now via HDMI, and everything looks fine to me.
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post #7 of 15
Probably has something to do with your settings

Putting my computer via HDMI to my 60" Plasma looks effin' godlike compared to my roommate's crappy xbox360 and PS3.... My PC rapes those things graphically, on the same screen!
 
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post #8 of 15
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Do you think the fact that it's 240 hz might be a problem for gaming? You guys think 2x msi 6950 2gb will handle an led like that?
post #9 of 15
1. 240hz is just the panel's refresh rate. The LED TV's engine is probably still 60hz max, so that will never matter
2. You're driving onyl 1080p....6950 Crossfire is very generous power for that

Use HDMI to the TV, it will look amazing.
 
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post #10 of 15
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I'll take your word for it, chief. I've had so many questions about this setup. I hope everything runs smoothly.
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