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Why do games look fine that are 720P on a Native 1080P LCD HDTV and they don't look any sort of blurry. But if I run say BF3 at a non-native res on my laptops 1080P LCD it looks terribly blurry?
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Why do games look fine that are 720P on a Native 1080P LCD HDTV and they don't look any sort of blurry. But if I run say BF3 at a non-native res on my laptops 1080P LCD it looks terribly blurry?

Well, the DPI of both screens is quite different and you are much closer to your laptop's screen than your TV, so you're more likely to notice the difference. Another aspect may have to do with your TV performing some tricks to make the image sharper - it has its normal sharpness controls, and then, unless you turned if off to reduce lag, it also has specific image optimization algorithms. Modern TVs are very much geared to handle SD broadcasts and DVD content, so they have fairly good upscalers and image optimization techniques to make SD broadcasts and non-native resolution content in general look acceptable.
 
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With my old Iiyama Monitor, non native resolutions looked horrific, on my Panasonic 32" TV im using as a monitor looks great even with non native resolutions. I believe it's something to do with TVs having better scalers as they need to scale sources that will almost never be at their native res (SD tv, consoles, etc)
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