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so whenever i choose to watch a movie on my pc, the image looks like crap since its not the original hehehe....anyways, i used my 360 as an extender and the image looks great! So why is it that when i watch movies on my monitor (22 inch) it looks like crap as to when i watch them on my tv, they image looks really good?
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I presume you have a CRT?

Lower resolution source will look better on a lower resolution screen, simple as.

If your TV is a LCD then it'll have some upscaling engine built in.
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Originally Posted by eureka View Post
I presume you have a CRT?

Lower resolution source will look better on a lower resolution screen, simple as.

If your TV is a LCD then it'll have some upscaling engine built in.
not an lcd, just a normal big flatscreen. and my tv is a 30 inch and my monitor is a 22 inch, so i would think that the image would look better on my monitor. Maybe my tv has that upscaling engine.
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so whenever i choose to watch a movie on my pc, the image looks like crap since its not the original hehehe....anyways, i used my 360 as an extender and the image looks great! So why is it that when i watch movies on my monitor (22 inch) it looks like crap as to when i watch them on my tv, they image looks really good?
You want the output signal coming from your computer to match the native resolution of the screen. You may need the manual or an online spec sheet.

So if your 22" has a native resolution of 1680x1050, you want to set your computer to output that resolution.

If your TV has a native resolution of 1280x720 (720p), you want to set for that.

You probably have your resolution set too low for the 22" and it's scaling up the lower resolution, which would scale better on a 720p TV. This would cause a degradation in the picture quality that's quite noticeable. Setting the resolution correctly will yield a better picture from the 22" if your TV is a 720p. Your system should be able to handle these resolutions just fine.
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