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Using my 31.5 inch TV at 1080p looks horribly blurry.

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Hey, I decided to try running my PC on my Medion 31,5 inch TV at 1080p, but it seems incredibly blurry! I've had a look at 27 inch 1080p monitors, and they seem clear, and using this TV didn't seem to bad when extending it from my laptop. Could it be because it's not actually running at 1080p?
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yep. Need a model # to confirm though. It might be a 720p. Does it look better when you run it at that?
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Yeah, everythings a lot more zoomed in at 720p, but it does look clearer? Its a:

Medion MD 30612
http://aldi.medion.com/md30612/au/
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The ad says "full HD" which can mean 720p or 1080p. and considering the rock bottom price, I'd say the chances it does 1080p native approach zero. It may not even do full 720p

This ad http://www.ozstock.com.au/6393/Refurbished-MEDION-80cm-%2831.5%29-Full-HD-1080P-Direct-LED-LCD-TV,-P15109-%28MD-30612%29.html claims the resolution is full 1080p, which means either they jsut don;t know what they are talkign about, or it may just have crap electronics inside it. (which considering the reviews on this thing is highly likely)

How are you connecting to the TV? It's got vga hdmi, and coax. Coax will never do more than 480i. If you're doing VGA, try the HDMI instead. At least that is digital.
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post #5 of 9
The Ad clearly says 1080P. I agree with Bomb above -- make sure you're connected via HDMI if you want it to look it's "best". It will probably never look as good as a dedicated computer monitor at the same resolution due to the lower quality panel, backlight, and front-end electronics on it. We're talking mainland Chinese TV - you are lucky it displays a picture at all, with more than 6-bit color!

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How are you connecting to the TV? It's got vga hdmi, and coax. Coax will never do more than 480i. If you're doing VGA, try the HDMI instead. At least that is digital.

I'm connecting via a hdmi cored with a dvi - hdmi adapter (In the PC, not TV)
It seems really clear when watching videos from my laptop, so i'm assuming it should be running better than this?

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The ad says "full HD" which can mean 720p or 1080p. and considering the rock bottom price, I'd say the chances it does 1080p native approach zero. It may not even do full 720p

This ad http://www.ozstock.com.au/6393/Refurbished-MEDION-80cm-%2831.5%29-Full-HD-1080P-Direct-LED-LCD-TV,-P15109-%28MD-30612%29.html claims the resolution is full 1080p, which means either they jsut don;t know what they are talkign about, or it may just have crap electronics inside it. (which considering the reviews on this thing is highly likely)

It has the option for 1080p in the 'screen resolution\ under display, I know its definitely not as my other TV is connected as a secondary device to a different PC, and is a HELL of a lot clearer.




Could the reason be the DVI to HDMI adapter?
post #7 of 9
IF the DVI to HDMI adapter is producing any picture at all, it's working fine. The adapter is merely a wiring pass through device, no active conversion being done by the adapter.

Probably just a cheap TV grade panel and supporting electronics. There's a reason why a quality LCD monitor of the same size costs 2-3x as much as a TV. The thing might also be taking a 1080p signal and downscaling it to 720p internally and displaying it on a 720p panel. I've seen it happen.

Greg
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Ok, I see, I might have to just go and buy a larger monitor. Thanks for all the info guys!
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post #9 of 9
Clearly some people are clueless. The responses have not covered the obvious problem that plagues TVs from many brands.

The difference between digital and analog input is largely irrelevant. The issue is filtering and scaling applied to the HDMI input. Many TVs take HDMI input and filter it. It's like having vasoline smeared over the everything. Small text looks especially horrible as black text on a white background has grey smeared all around the edges.

The solution is simply to use the VGA/PC input. This is why it is marked as PC on the input menu of this TV. The picture will be be sharp. The only disadvantage is that it doesn't carry sound so a separate sound input needs to come from the PC if you are using the TV speakers. There is a port on the back for a 3.5mm sound input from PC.

The TV industry needs to wake up to itself. There is NO REASON to take a perfectly good input and not display it pixel for pixel as is.
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