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post #1 of 7
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(I already posted this in teh Monitor section but I think this might be more applicable to HTPC)

I recently purchased a new rig that I plan to connect to a Plasma TV.

Keeping in mind that I haven't received my PC yet (NCIX order) and I also never actually hooked up a PC via the HDMI port to a Plasma TV before, I have a few questions. I will be mostly gaming and watching Movies with this setup, I might also do the occasional online surfing.

Will I have any type of weird screen resolution issue connecting my XFX ATI 6950 Video card to a 54 Inch 1080P Plasma TV?

The reason I ask is because I read on a few online forums that the screen resolution might cause issue either because of the video card or because of the Plasma TV, apparantly its doesn't use the same standard resolutions as a standard PC monitor or LCD TV ???

I also read that the lettering might not be very legible compared to an LCD, is this really true or not?

Also, my last question, when I connect the TV directly to the PC Video card HDMI port (keeping in mind I have no computer monitor at all). Will the video card detect the proper screen resolution at 1080P right off the bat? without any config issues? or to the very least, will it display the screen so I can at least configure it for the first time ?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 7
Hey,

I have have hooked up many PC's to tv's and will tell you you do not have to worry about resolution, as long as you have a capable graphics card it will run at full 1080p and with the 6900 series which I see you are getting no probs.
Edited by Armand - 4/1/11 at 11:21am
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post #3 of 7
All you might have to do is set up the scaling (overscan) open CCC go to my LCD or whatever and there is a tab for scaling.
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^what hick said...otherwise you'll be fine.
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Thanks for the help, I assume you mean Catalist control center by CCC. And what about how legible the lettering is on a 1080p plasma screen?

I read a few times thats its not has legible as on a LCD, does any one know if this is true or not?
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I do just about everything from my HTPC on my 46" LCD...
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Thanks for the help, I assume you mean Catalist control center by CCC. And what about how legible the lettering is on a 1080p plasma screen?

I read a few times thats its not has legible as on a LCD, does any one know if this is true or not?
The legibility concern is not because the picture won't display well on the screen, but because you tend to sit really far back from it. It could be hard to read small text on webpages, simply because the screen is so far away.
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