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HD is 16:9
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hmm.. scaling shouldnt be too bad.. i mean its only 120 pixels off.. if its that bad im sure you can resize the image anyway... except you'l have 2 black spaces either side.. meh.. i'l worry about it when i get there..
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Reply to the rocker..

I thought i'd post this to save confusion between resolutions.. and what hd1080 or 720 is.. and
lalala....

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Scaling shouldn't be an issue, Acer monitors tend to scale very well, my 24" will do 1680x1050 with no problems at all.
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My 24 inch works fine with a ps3..
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post #16 of 20
yes so all you have to do is scale it and it goes to 1080P easy as that.
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post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy geezer View Post
Reply to the rocker..

I thought i'd post this to save confusion between resolutions.. and what hd1080 or 720 is.. and
lalala....
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post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Isn't 1680 * 1050 near to 720p HD and 1920 * 1200 near to 1080?
no both are beyond the specified HD you listed, 720 is ****x720 and 1080 is ****x1080, so 1680x1050 is 30 horizontal pixels from being 1080, just like an regular camera, lcd, whatever resolutions. for perspective 1080 is like 2.2 megapixels or so, i believe

Just saw the chart also, thats other issues all together, ratio and such, tvs are 16:9, most computer monitors are 16:10 i think, so depends on what your doing and how your doing it
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post #19 of 20
To make it perfectly clear:
Any monitor with at least 1080 vertical lines and 1920 horizontal lines can support full HD (aka 1080p). This includes almost all 24" LCDs, which most commonly have a resolution of 1920x1200.

The only thing you need to be concerned about is whether the manufacturer implemented scaling correctly. The best option is 1:1 pixel mapping, which means that each input pixel corresponds to one output pixel on the screen (i.e. If you have a 360 hooked up at 1080p, you will get an image of 1920x1080 pixels on a 1920x1200 screen with black bars at the top and bottom). That is the most ideal situation. Some monitors do not support this feature, even if they are 1920x1200. They will stretch the image vertically, so you will have a 1920x1080 picture stretched to 1920x1200. This doesn't usually look horrible, but you will be able to tell if you look for it.

The only safe way to make sure your monitor has 1:1 pixel mapping is to look it up online. One very reasonably priced option I can think of off the top of my head is the BenQ G2400W, which also has favorable reviews. If I were to buy one at a low price right now, that is the one I would get. However, I just bought a different 24" and it will arrive Monday. The only reason I didn't go for the BenQ is because I decided I wanted a higher end (and, therefore, more expensive) monitor.

So, in short: Look for 1:1 pixel mapping on a 1920x1200 (24") screen if you want 1080p to display correctly.
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post #20 of 20
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well.. i mean.. if i buy a 24" monitor that has a HDMI socket.. then im guessing the thing is designed to run perfectly at 1920x1080..

This is the screen im looking at buying anyways..

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=17&subcat=510
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