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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:



wiki

I "believe" HDCP is only a problem with 1920x1080 (1080) resolution:

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/..._hdcp_support/

Shouldn't affect 720p. Sorry about the source. At work and can't really browse for a better source.
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post #12 of 14
You're right, kimar. It's only 1080p and it restricts the playback of a "true" hi-definition source without it.

To the original question: more resolution's always tasty, mang. I thought 1080p was a crock, and in some cases it's worthless. For a smaller monitor? Not really all that until you get into gaming.

40"+? Definitely something to look into.
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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?
Actually, I think this statment is a little backwards. For a computer or for game's it makes sense to have a 1080p, but for a home tv, no one broadcasts over 1080i, you would only use 1080p on blue ray, hd dvd, or an htpc. And to be honest, I have a 1080p lcd and a 1080i dlp. I really perfer the 1080i dlp.
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Depends on which LCD you have. Then again, DLP's still produce a slightly better image than LCDs.

However, 1080i on a native 1080p set is converted to 1080p. I've fed a 1080i signal to both of my Westinghouse 42" LCD's and I can tell you, without a doubt, the 1080i looks better on the 1080p versus the 720p/1080i set.
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