Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › OMG HDMI cable box?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

OMG HDMI cable box? - Page 2

post #11 of 15
[QUOTE=newphase;3569820]Nope - go check the spec... Go check my PS3... Go check my Blu-ray playback with FULL 1080p, NOT i. [\\QUOTE]

I did. "View everything clearly with the maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050"

What you are saying is just like my projector, an Infocus IN 72. I am outputting 720p to it via my desktop. It even says 720p during start up. But that doesn't change the fact that it can only output at 420p. My projector can accept any resolution, even up to 1080p, but it will always scale down to 420. What your monitor is doing is scaling the image that it is given to 1680x1050. Only if the max resolution of your monitor is greater that 1080 can it display full HD. I do realize you have your PS3 set to output at 1080p, but the fact still remains the monitor simply does not have the pixels to display 1080.



Back to the original discussion, i don't know how well you cable box would play with a vga connector. you could connect the cable box to your dvi and your computer to the vga and get the hd, on your monitor, scaled down just a tiny bit, and it would look great. On the other hand, your monitor would be a little fuzzier
post #12 of 15
[quote=h4rdcor3;3569867][QUOTE=newphase;3569820]Nope - go check the spec... Go check my PS3... Go check my Blu-ray playback with FULL 1080p, NOT i.
Quote:

I did. "View everything clearly with the maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050"

What you are saying is just like my projector, an Infocus IN 72. I am outputting 720p to it via my desktop. It even says 720p during start up. But that doesn't change the fact that it can only output at 420p. My projector can accept any resolution, even up to 1080p, but it will always scale down to 420. What your monitor is doing is scaling the image that it is given to 1680x1050. Only if the max resolution of your monitor is greater that 1080 can it display full HD. I do realize you have your PS3 set to output at 1080p, but the fact still remains the monitor simply does not have the pixels to display 1080.
I respectfully withdraw my claim after such a nice explanation. Thanks

Still a fookin good image though, lol.

I think... at least
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Asus Lappy GeForce GT520M 4096 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB LG W7=64 ult + Slackware13.1_64 + MineOS HP w2207h 
KeyboardCaseMouse
logitech G11 Fugly, lol logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 Asus Lappy GeForce GT520M 4096 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB LG W7=64 ult + Slackware13.1_64 + MineOS HP w2207h 
KeyboardCaseMouse
logitech G11 Fugly, lol logitech mx518 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 15
Mr. Windy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 460 8GB OCZ 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x300 V-Raptor, 2x1TB WD, 2xSegate 320GB Fedora 14 2x Samsung 245BW Corsair 750TX; APC BR1500 
Case
Soldam Windy Altium FC 700 
  hide details  
Reply
Mr. Windy
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9650 Asus Maximus II Formula EVGA GTX 460 8GB OCZ 800Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x300 V-Raptor, 2x1TB WD, 2xSegate 320GB Fedora 14 2x Samsung 245BW Corsair 750TX; APC BR1500 
Case
Soldam Windy Altium FC 700 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caramanos2000 View Post
Would a HD signal look good on my 1680x1050 screen? My monitor has a DVI and a VGA input. I use DVI for my pc can I connect the HD box to the VGA port? Or should I connect my pc to the VGA port and my cable box to the DVI port?
Hook the cable box to the DVI with a HDMI to DVI cable and enjoy. Most HD programs on cable are 720P so you should be just fine. On a monitor that size you wouldn't notice the difference between 1080P and 720P anyway.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 980ti Superclock 4x4GB Samsung 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD840 2xMaxtor 200gb RAID0 Customer water cooling with '77 Bonneville rad Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" Korean 1440p Razor mechanical Corsair TH850W CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Razor Lachesis generic 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k ASRock Z77 Extreme6 EVGA GTX 980ti Superclock 4x4GB Samsung 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD840 2xMaxtor 200gb RAID0 Customer water cooling with '77 Bonneville rad Windows 10 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
27" Korean 1440p Razor mechanical Corsair TH850W CM Stacker 810 
MouseMouse Pad
Razor Lachesis generic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
How is that a 1080p when it outputs to 1920x1200. 1080p is 1920x1080 progressive scan not 1920x1200. That would make this monitor 1200p. Or in NON CONSOLE noob terms, its native resolution is 1920x1200.
743 R4v4g3r
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad @ 4.05Ghz XFX 680i LT 2 x BFG 8800 GT OC 4Gb Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
400Gb + 320Gb + 160Gb 2 x LG DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 226bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Z-Merc Zboard Ultra 750 Stacker 690 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
743 R4v4g3r
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad @ 4.05Ghz XFX 680i LT 2 x BFG 8800 GT OC 4Gb Patriot Viper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
400Gb + 320Gb + 160Gb 2 x LG DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64 Samsung 226bw 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Z-Merc Zboard Ultra 750 Stacker 690 Razer DeathAdder 
Mouse Pad
Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Monitors and Displays
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Monitors and Displays › OMG HDMI cable box?