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Something is weird with my display if I use 1080i resolution

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When I use 1600x900 or 1920x1080 resolution (which makes my TV display 1080i) it makes the camera movement in first person shooting games or mmorpg games look very sluggish (even if I am getting way above 30 FPS). If I am using 1280x720 resolution (for 720p), the camera movement looks nice and smooth even if I'm getting 20-30 FPS.

I recorded a 30 second clip using FRAPS (recording set to 30 fps) while looking around in the game. I then played the video and the camera movement looked very smooth.

Why is this? Crappy TV (most probably)? I hooked up my computer to the living room TV that uses 1920x1080 (progressive) and the camera movements look a lot smoother while playing COD4. Aside from the smaller text in games, it's the only main reason why I don't use higher resolutions - the screen looks sluggish even though I am getting at least 40 frames.

- I am using DVI to HDMI cable.
Edited by Raizy - 6/28/08 at 1:16pm
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isnt 720p supposed to look better than 1080i? Try it at 1080p if your tv supports it.
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Do GPUs even support interlacing? Seems to me that that would make it look funky
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So the sluggishness of the screen is because 1080i just sucks for desktop viewing / video gaming, or just my TV?

Oh and the TV in the living room does 1080p.

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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
Do GPUs even support interlacing? Seems to me that that would make it look funky
Hmm, I guess so it's like I'm getting mouse lag in a FPS game.
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