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Alright.

Today I went from a VGA (1360 x 768 ) to hdmi (1920x1080) signal and it looks worse. (1080 and 720 look the same )
It looks so much worse actually. I can barely read text, things are blurry and I just cant deal.

I have an http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-26-Class-LCD-720p-60Hz-HDTV-L26HD41/11331713

It doesn't make much sense to me as HDMI has always looked better than vga, and right now this is not the case and hdmi just looks invalid at the moment.
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Uhm...that is a 720p screen only...of course you won't see a difference.

Your computer may be saying 1920 x 1080, but I bet if you look in advanced tab of your display settings, it is only outputting 30Hz. That TV can accept 1080i (30Hz), but will downscale it (crappily at that) to 720p.
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Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post

Uhm...that is a 720p screen only...of course you won't see a difference.

Your computer may be saying 1920 x 1080, but I bet if you look in advanced tab of your display settings, it is only outputting 30Hz. That TV can accept 1080i (30Hz), but will downscale it (crappily at that) to 720p.

Exactly, his situation is equivalent to me running 2560 x 1440 on my 1080p monitor, it works but down-scaling = smashed text / visuals
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Might also want to look at settings on the TV. Some have PC or text modes that help

Either way, TV's make poor monitors. Sorry to say it.
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^^^ All this.

The display is 1366x768 - you can drive it at 1080p but the device is going to use it's super-ultra-low-end internal scaling circuitry to do the work. If you intend on using this thing as a monitor, I'd take it back and get a proper PC monitor with a 1920x1080p native resolution. You'll thank me in the long run.

$278 sounds like an awful lot of cash for a 60 Hz 720p TV.

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Might also want to look at settings on the TV. Some have PC or text modes that help

Either way, TV's make poor monitors. Sorry to say it.

Depends on the TV. RCA is crap though so there is no helping that.
   
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post #7 of 7
On that HDTV I highly recommend you stick to the VGA connection. You can go into your video settings and set the HDMI to what it should be but even then you may have to accommodate for overscan or post processing that may be happening to that HDMI signal.
All for no benefit. There is no visible difference between VGA and HDMI.
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