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Hello all,

I just thought I'd share my experience.

I have an old LG 42PX10 42" Plasma. It is not "full hd" capable anywhere in the manual.

The port which i plug my computer into is a DVI port. Officially - from the manual - the maximum resolution for the DVI port is 1280x1024! And for "digital television" the maximum resolution is 1080i50!

But get this.....

I add the 1080p50 resolution into my resolutions through the HDTV support option in ati CCC and now my tv fully works with 1080p!!

Today im going to try and force the TV into 1080p24, for super smooth blu-ray playback.

I must say, for a 6 year old tv that was an entry level in its time, it still kills the TV's of today imo!
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I hate to disappoint you, but the res for that screen is actually only 852 x 480. All other resolutions will be downscaled to fit the screen. As with 'HD ready' screens, you can feed them 1080i, but they will still be downscaled.
Edited by weidass - 1/30/11 at 3:00pm
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still, blu rays look absolutely amazing on it. Better than most LCD you can buy today. So if its scaled, so be it. Im still loving my full hd experience
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Originally Posted by Apocolypze01 View Post
Im still loving my full hd experience
Point being if it's running at 852x480 it's not "full HD". After 1080p is downscaled to 852x480 it's no better than DVD quality. Sure it might not suffer from as many compression artifacts as some DVDs and being plasma the colors and blacks will look nice but it doesn't compare in any way to a 1080p display with a 1080p source. Big difference between 852x480 and 1920x1080- 1,664,640 pixels to be exact.
Edited by C.Jackson - 1/30/11 at 3:15pm
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