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720p looks better than 1080p?

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Im truly stumped. I have a 24" BenQ G2420HD in my room. When i watch blu rays on it they dont look as good as they do our 42" HD Plasma - LG RT-42PX10.

Im using a DVI connection on both displays. The plasma is only capable of 720p through the dvi cable and doesnt have HDMI ports as its pretty old.

The only full hd option we have is through the component ports. But that requires my video card to have some type of component out? The BenQ display is at 1080p!

Is it just that bigger tv's look better? Or is my LCD monitor of low quality?
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Resolution is not the only thing that makes an image look good.
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I would guess it also depends on how far away you are from the screen, relative to the screens size.
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Is this a troll thread? Contrast, display technology, do these things mean anything to you?
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and one more question. my computer freezes up every couple of seconds for about half a second. audio and video both freeze. But this ONLY happens whilst my computer is on the 42" plasma. On my 24" BenQ LCD everything is silky smooth as it has been for as long as i can remember.....
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Originally Posted by tconroy135 View Post
Is this a troll thread? Contrast, display technology, do these things mean anything to you?
thank you so much for the help.

no this isnt a troll thread. im confused as to why full HD could look worse than 720p. Mind you, the better looking tv is a good 4 or 5 years old.
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42inch plasma > 24inch lcd
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Originally Posted by Apocolypze01 View Post
thank you so much for the help.

no this isnt a troll thread. im confused as to why full HD could look worse than 720p. Mind you, the better looking tv is a good 4 or 5 years old.
The 1080p is most likely a lower quality.
Or the cable is going bad/bad quality.
    
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post #9 of 22
go to the video settings on your LCD in the menu. From there you can adjust brightness, contrast, etc etc. Also check and see what kind viewing mode your plasma and LCD are in, like game, cinema, sports. Adjusting these settings should give you the quality you desire.


Also what the guy said above, check the connections and what not. Also your plasma is an LG which is a good brand, and I never heard of BenQ. When I compare my 32 inch 1080p LG LCD tv to my moms Sanyo of the exact same specs. I can notice that the LG has a better quality image.
Edited by SGT. Peppers - 1/15/11 at 7:14pm
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This is one of the most widely believed myth in HD TV/display technology...that 720p (no matter what else) will look worse than a 1080p.

A quality plasma TV (which in general have better color, better contrast ratio, better fast motion playback, better viewing angle) will look worlds better than a lower end LCD (less deep blacks, ghosting, not as colorful) even if that LCD has 1080p. In fact, monitor LCDs in terms of specs are pretty crappy...most of their contrast ratio is just abysmal.

720 vs 1080 should only be the 3rd or 4th criteria when deciding on a HD display. Besides, most people probably sit too far away and have way too small of a screen to realize the full potential of 1080p anyway.

So to answer your question, the LCD is of way lower quality than your plasma. And remember that 1080p by itself doesn't automatically make a TV/display look better than a 720p.
Edited by nist7 - 1/15/11 at 7:24pm
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