Is it possible?

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  1. mason666

    mason666 Master Guru

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    I'm in a dilemna as to what tv/monitor I should get. The problem is this, I would like to:
    Connect my Xbox 360
    Connect my pc once I have an Nvidia 7950gx2
    Connect a PS3 in future
    Have HDCP so I can have true HD 1080p
    Have a resoultion of 1920 x 1080 or more
    Have a screen size of no bigger than 32"

    Is all that even possible through one Display?
    Also is it worth worrying about 1920 x 1080 resolution or should I look to 1366 x 768 with 720p and 1080i?
    Any information or links would be much appreciated:)
     
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  2. FNK

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    Go whit an LCD TV, because you can plug S-Video directly. (I have a tvtuner, but quality is crappy compared to a 250$ TV vs monitor when I plug my Xbox)
    Plasma would be nice, Xtreme contrast, but the first 1000hours need moving screen all the time or a Ghost picture will print on the screen definitively.
    LCD you does'nt have this problem.

    I don't know where you live, but don't go buy it at a Wallmart or FutureShop. Ok they're cheap, but man it's crappy quality. I was going to buy a 42in LCD there whit 750:1 contrast and oh well F... the quality, but then I went in a Specialised place and found a 10 000:1 LCD (not sure but was high in contrast. And the overall picture was lest blurry, less shadows picture. For 2000$) I'll get it at Christmass instead. Soo worth it. And a 100 000hours life time divided by 8h a day left open = 12500 days or 34+ years. not bad.

    And I do not know where I saw this, but this summer or a lil lather a new tech. for LCD screen will procure as much Contrast as the PLASMA screen, even more on higher end TVs.

    Best bet is go to a local store and look at his catalogue to see what he can get. Then make research. (Samsung is incredible)
     
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    I do intend to go with LCD but I just feel like HDTVs a minefield at the moment... Also I live in the UK which is why HD is all very new to me and 1080p seems non existant under 42"
     
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    S-video is Standard Def TV (SDTV) which is 480i (the res that Windows reports is what the graphics is rendered at, not what is actualy being outputed to TV.) It's exactly the same as the Xbox 360 which downsamples 720p rendered games to 480i for SDTVs. Do not bother to use Svideo, it looks horrid on High def displays. S-video is usefull when it's the only option besides standard video cables (composite cables are also refered to as VCR cables)

    1080p is only possible with HDMI.

    1080p is new pretty much anywhere, not just UK.

    HD broadcasts will be mostly in 1080i and 720p resolutions, even HD-DVD highest res is 1080i. Only Blu-Ray is capable of 1080p res, but from early critiques of B-ray's video quality on a general consensus is not looking too good at the moment.

    Early adopters always get screwed over. It's best to wait till 1080p becomes more mainstream, as improvements to HD technology is happening at a rapid rate.

    BTW 720p is the best res for LCD HDTVs. 1080i is the best res for CRT (tube) HDTVs.
     

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    So for me owning an Xbox 360, buying a PS3 and building an SLi Rig with a Nvidia 7950GX2 would you just recommend an LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution, even if it doesn't do 1080p but so long as it does 1080i and 720p?

    Thanks for the reply this thread was dead for days :)
     
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    No, you've got one thing wrong. HD-DVD is 1080p, but currently there are no players on the market that can output it.
     
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    I've Decided on the Dell UltraSharp 24", it does everything I need. Well that is after I realised I don't watch TV so who needs a tv tuner when I could get a better monitor for less money than I could with a tv :)
     
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    That's what I have... The only issues I have with it are:

    1) it's way too damn bright even when turning down the brightness on the monitor itself, I also have to turn it down a bit in windows (CCC) or my eyes start to hurt after a little while.

    2) Without v-sync turned on, chances are you are going to experience tearing. Even with v-sync on you still may notice some tearing and I think it has to do with the LCD's not having exactly the same response time on the whole monitor. That's just a guess though, and it could just be me being too picky.

    Otherwise it's an awesome monitor. I used to use a 26" HDTV (running at 1366x768) -- when I got my new computer it cried for higher resolution so I got the 24" dell ultrasharp. It is a little smaller... I think the HDTV I was using had a slightly better image in general but since the dell has much higher resolution, it makes games look better.

    Really, this is a great monitor.
     
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    Sounds great, I just found aswell that with the Nvidia 7950GX2 and a little programme on my pc I will be able to watch tv. I decided on the Dell because I was getting frustrated at Tv's only having 1366 x 768 unless you take a loan :p, especially it would be a waste of the graphics card when I can run upto 2560x1600. The Dell sounds like a good idea though with resolution and support for 360, PS3 and my PC. Found it for under £700 too :D. Thanks for the help all

    Update: It could also be the Samsung SyncMaster 244T since this has HDMI the one thing missing from the Dell.

    From this looking at this picture can anyone tell me if that will allow me to plug in my PC, an Xbox 360 and PS3? I thought the PC would go through DVI to S-video converter, 360 through Component in and PS3 through HDMI to DVI converter? Is this correct?

    http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/6633/connex244t8jv.png
     
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