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Ive got a Dell 2407 A04 revision monitor connected to the below graphics card by DVI and am wondering when i look at HD clips on quicktime and wmp, how do i know that they are in HD? And then what format (e.g. 720p or 1080p) is it being shown in? I am only connecting the monitor to the pc
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The definitions '720p' and '1080i/p' are all based on resolutions. Yes, if connected by DVI and at the correct resolution, it will be HD.

Let's give you a little crashcourse on what the resoutions of HD are.
720p = 720 vertical lines. A resolution is read out widthxheight. And, ofcourse, Vertical Lines are defined as height. For example a widescreen resolution with a HD 720p is height x 720. 1280x720 is the most usualy 720p HD resolution if I remember rightly. 1080i/p is exactly the same, usually at the resolution of 1920x1080. i = Interlaced, and p = Progressive. They are both types of scan mode and give different picture qualities, as p is 30 frames per second whereas i is 25 frames per second.

In other words, you need a resolution with 720 or 1080 vertical lines for HD video to display properly.

Helpful links:
1080i vs. 1080p
720p
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You need a HD source to view HD content.

Even if your monitor is HD, if you are watching a standard video file it most likely isnt HD.

Most HD stuff is marked when you download it.

Go to the properties of the file and look at the resolution, 1280x720 is 720p and 1920x1080 is 1080p.
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Hope this helps

You can download these clips which are HD to watch.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tshowcase.aspx
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ok thanks, my resolution at the mo is 1920 x 1200 so im good i guess
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gametrailers.com have a lot of hd game trailers.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
You need a HD source to view HD content.

Even if your monitor is HD, if you are watching a standard video file it most likely isnt HD.

Most HD stuff is marked when you download it.

Go to the properties of the file and look at the resolution, 1280x720 is 720p and 1920x1080 is 1080p.
Right. In HD land, the source is everything. If it's not HD content, but you watch it at 19x12, its NOT HD.
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post #8 of 10
Anything above 480i 4:3 is considered hi-definition. The most-common are 720p and 1080p (true high definition, as Canon and Sony will market it.)

Murlocke is nose on when saying that you have to have a hi-def source, although you can find hi-definition downloads online.

www.apple.com -- The Quicktime Trailers are Hi-Def. Fun to watch full screen. DD

Note: If you think HD is bad quality, it's because you're viewing it on a Dell screen. Hi-Def always looks "better" on an actual Television considering the LCD in front of your computer suffers from factory over-sharpening and other negative anomalies. This has been corrected for later LCD panels.

Have fun in HD land!!!
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Originally Posted by Audi View Post
Anything above 480i 4:3 is considered hi-definition. The most-common are 720p and 1080p (true high definition, as Canon and Sony will market it.)

Murlocke is nose on when saying that you have to have a hi-def source, although you can find hi-definition downloads online.

www.apple.com -- The Quicktime Trailers are Hi-Def. Fun to watch full screen. DD

Note: If you think HD is bad quality, it's because you're viewing it on a Dell screen. Hi-Def always looks "better" on an actual Television considering the LCD in front of your computer suffers from factory over-sharpening and other negative anomalies. This has been corrected for later LCD panels.

Have fun in HD land!!!
Yeah ive been on their website looking at the trailers and its good to see the difference between 720p and 1080p
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Major difference when you're up close. Far away, you'd need to be at 40" plus to really notice the difference.

DD You should see 2k and 4k. Glorious.
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