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Wll i was asking myself how to play games in HD... but myself doesnt know.. so im asking you guys cause you all are professionals!
If there is a way.. my 7900GT can do it?

I need to know cause im buying a new lcd soon... and want to get all the juice of image quality!

This is the LCD
http://www.onde1.com/product_info.ph...roducts_id=409

> Resolution: 1680x1050
> Brightness: 300 cd/m2
> Response time: 5ms
> Contrast: 700:1
> HD 720p/1080i Compatible
> Input Analog Dsub & Digital DVI with HDCP
> Built in speakers

Or it will be a waste?
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Most monitor resolutions are 'HD'
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HD is just a resolution marketing term for TVs. 99.99% of computer monitors have been HD for a almost a decade now.
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Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
Most monitor resolutions are 'HD'
So always i have played in HD?
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yeah i belive 1680x1050 is higher resolution then 720p would be. At least in respect to hight im not sure what the width is for 720p. I dont know if the resolutions on a monitor are progressive though. I have a sceptre 22" 1080P monitor and i just use the 1680x1050 resolution. However i will try and force the 1920x1080 resolution and se what i can do to try and answer your question better.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ivan0550 View Post
So always i have played in HD?
yes... unless you play games at like 640x480 or less.


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Originally Posted by b.walker36 View Post
yeah i belive 1680x1050 is higher resolution then 720p would be. At least in respect to hight im not sure what the width is for 720p. I dont know if the resolutions on a monitor are progressive though. I have a sceptre 22" 1080P monitor and i just use the 1680x1050 resolution. However i will try and force the 1920x1080 resolution and se what i can do to try and answer your question better.
720p = 1280x720.

Yes, all PC displays are progressive.

PC monitors use 16:10 aspect ratios while TVs use 16:9.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
HD is just a resolution marketing term for TVs. 99.99% of computer monitors have been HD for a almost a decade now.
Yep, this is correct
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
HD is just a resolution marketing term for TVs. 99.99% of computer monitors have been HD for a almost a decade now.
So this monitor also can be a good TV? sorry im noob (all we know)so ill ask like crazy!
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Originally Posted by ivan0550 View Post
So this monitor also can be a good TV? sorry im noob (all we know)so ill ask like crazy!
No... this monitor and all PC monitors are better than 720p TVs.
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You are playing in HD. Everything on the computer at native resolution is basicly HD.
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