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whats the point of having a 1080p monitor? i know in the TV world that 1080p>720p>1080i, but why would i need an HD monitor unless i was playing 360 on it?
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You could play HD DVDs on your system at native res. That would make it look much better.
    
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All monitors are progressive. any monitor that supports 1920x1080 (or higher) resolution is 1080p capable. However, there is always the problem of HDCP.
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how do you play hd dvd's on a regular monitor without 1080p support? and would playing a 360 game, say gears of war, look much better on that HD 1080p?
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Originally Posted by kilmar View Post
All monitors are progressive. any monitor that supports 1920x1080 (or higher) resolution is 1080p capable. However, there is always the problem of HDCP.
problem of hdcp? forgive my lowly monitor noobishness.
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Wiki on HDCP (too much to try to explain myself):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDCP

It's a protection scheme that may prevent non-HDCP compliant monitors from playing materials in 1080p.

For monitors without 1080p support, it will use 720p (1280x720).
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so i would be able to play hd dvd if my monitor (samsung 931b) and my graphics card are hdcp complient? how do i find that out?
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so i would be able to play hd dvd if my monitor (samsung 931b) and my graphics card are hdcp complient? how do i find that out?
Since your monitor cannot do 1920x1080, an HD DVD player will default to 720p and thus will not take HDCP into account. 720p should look fine, though you won't see much difference as the screen is not big enough to really show HD material, especially since the movie will be shown in 16:9 within your 4:3 screen.
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Originally Posted by kilmar View Post
Since your monitor cannot do 1920x1080, an HD DVD player will default to 720p and thus will not take HDCP into account. 720p should look fine, though you won't see much difference as the screen is not big enough to really show HD material, especially since the movie will be shown in 16:9 within your 4:3 screen.
I don't think HDCP has anything to do with the resolution. It's a matter of the content:

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HDCP's main target is to prevent transmission of non-encrypted high definition content. Three systems were developed to achieve that goal:
  • Authentication process disallows non-licensed devices to receive HD content.
  • Encryption of the actual data sent over DVI or HDMI interface prevents eavesdropping of information. It also prevents "man in the middle" attacks.
  • Key revocation procedures ensure that devices manufactured by any vendors who violate the license agreement could be relatively easily blocked from receiving HD data
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I don't think HDCP has anything to do with the resolution. It's a matter of the content:

HDCP block only digital high resolution currently. You can still get media to run at lower res with analogue. However, in around 2010... no HDCP media will be playable without all HDCP components. The companies just have to flip a flag in the HDCP code.
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