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I hooked up my sig rig to my Vizio 32 LCD.
The LCD reads the input from my computer as 720p quality.
I have a dvd upscaler that converts dvds to 1080p format and my LCD handles that really well...But I'm trying to do get the same quality from my Gaming PC and I'm not having anyluck.
My dvd upscaler uses a HDMI cord. I switched from DVI to HDMI on my sig rig to the LCD and from my views the DVI cord has better resolution than HDMI.

Am I overlooking something fellas? I have sometime to correct a few things right now and I need a little help.

VW32L-Vizio 32 LCD
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http://www.vizio.com/catalog/product/view/id/46/

Read tech specs and then come back .... lol
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I figured it out!

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helpful tips:

Your TV cannot physically support 1080p. If it could the native resolution would be 1920x1080 in the Tech Specs screenshot that I posted above. Your DVD player may be up converting to 1080, but your TV is down converting right back to 720p. The reason your computer is being reported as 720p is becaue that is the maximum resolution that your TV will physically support. Even if you could get 1080i out of your computer and into your tv, it would probably look worse than a 720p source from your computer because of all the conversions that would take place inside of the TV.
Edited by bane-o - 10/7/11 at 7:50pm
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post #5 of 14
Your TV does not support 1080p.
It only has 768 pixels on the proper axis.
There are literally "not enough dots."
Therfore, you will never get 1080p on that TV.

Im sorry man.
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A person can read the specs all they want but owning the product and actually using it will give you 1st hand knowledge of what it can do.
I know the difference on 1080p and 720p, the upscaler dvd player that I have upscales it to 1080p and the LCD displays that info on the top rt corner of the screen.
Back when I 1st picked up this tv or whatever alot of people were having similiar experiences with their LCDs and post topics on it back then. Even now some people are still saying its all marketing hype...are these people in denial too?
Now if I'm getting 1080p quality from my dvd player...why am I not getting it from my GFX card? And is there settings that i can atleast check?
I'm tired of this post...I just hooked up my DVI and things are alot sharper then previously on 720p HDMI.
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post #7 of 14
Your DVD may be outputting at 1080p, but that in no way, shape, or form means that your TV is displaying it at that resolution.

And ive had that experience as well with DVI vs. HDMI on my tv.
Heck, Even my VGA cable looked better than my HDMI cable.
But that doesnt mean you have 1080p.

And, By extension...I suppose if tech specs and not having first hand knowledge means our input isnt valid then we should just close down OCN.
Because obviously nobody has any right to say anything unless we have identical rigs and have personally experienced the same things that people post about.
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Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
A person can read the specs all they want but owning the product and actually using it will give you 1st hand knowledge of what it can do.
I know the difference on 1080p and 720p, the upscaler dvd player that I have upscales it to 1080p and the LCD displays that info on the top rt corner of the screen.
Back when I 1st picked up this tv or whatever alot of people were having similiar experiences with their LCDs and post topics on it back then. Even now some people are still saying its all marketing hype...are these people in denial too?
Now if I'm getting 1080p quality from my dvd player...why am I not getting it from my GFX card? And is there settings that i can atleast check?
I'm tired of this post...I just hooked up my DVI and things are alot sharper then previously on 720p HDMI.
It does not have 1080p. The specs say so. OK now on your DVI what is the resolution? Its not 1920x1080 is it?
    
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Originally Posted by bleuborsh View Post
I know the difference on 1080p and 720p, the upscaler dvd player that I have upscales it to 1080p and the LCD displays that info on the top rt corner of the screen.
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Post a pic of the info screen.
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hopefully they've answered your questions OP.
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