good Full HD monitor - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-15-2007, 06:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
advancedgeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 643
Send a message via AIM to advancedgeek Send a message via MSN to advancedgeek Send a message via Yahoo to advancedgeek
Default good Full HD monitor

probably i will buy a good monitor which is full hd which is 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200 but what is the difference between 1920 x 1080 and 1920 x 1200? i know it has more pixels but will it be any different?
__________________

__________________
Graphics card: Inno3D Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640/940 (core/memory)
MB: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 v3.3 F12
RAM: 2 Kingston HyperX DDR2 800MHz (4GB total)
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6320 @variable rates (will fix my fan problem soon and overclock high again)
HSF: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & Antec Tricool 120mm fan
PSU: Delta Serverpower 550W
HD: Seagate 400GB ST340032AS & Excelstor 80GB (both SATA)
Case: don't know what case it is but it is very crappy
Optical Drive: Lite-on 16X DVD+&- RW DL (died) using a CD-ROM drive until I get a new blu ray burner or whatever i can get


http://web26.hopto.org:443/

**been afk from tech-forums for a while so this is the updates specs**
advancedgeek is offline  
Old 07-15-2007, 07:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

Are we talking about tv's or monitors???

Resolution also depends on size if you have a 15" monitor with a 1920x1200 resolution everything would just be way to small to be usable where as on a 30" dell it would look perfect

The answer is very simple do you want 2077440 dots of colour or 2304000 dots of colour on your screen

also your graphics card will struggle with those resolutions in next gen games and why would you pay so much for a monitor which would cost more then the system your using to power the monitor?
__________________

__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 04:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
advancedgeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Posts: 643
Send a message via AIM to advancedgeek Send a message via MSN to advancedgeek Send a message via Yahoo to advancedgeek
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

well i can watch blu ray movies at the same time when i get a blu ray drive but i don't know yet... seems like many people have 1650 X 1080 monitor and yeah HD is a must have for both gamers and for watching video. i am talking about a monitor because i don't need a HDTV. also yeah i have a 8800 gts so it should handle some games but maybe not oblivion and besides i am probably gonna get the highest end graphic card when 9 series come out in december of this year or maybe next year depends when they are going to release it and yeah i also have the money to buy the graphics card lol.
__________________
Graphics card: Inno3D Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS @ 640/940 (core/memory)
MB: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 v3.3 F12
RAM: 2 Kingston HyperX DDR2 800MHz (4GB total)
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6320 @variable rates (will fix my fan problem soon and overclock high again)
HSF: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme & Antec Tricool 120mm fan
PSU: Delta Serverpower 550W
HD: Seagate 400GB ST340032AS & Excelstor 80GB (both SATA)
Case: don't know what case it is but it is very crappy
Optical Drive: Lite-on 16X DVD+&- RW DL (died) using a CD-ROM drive until I get a new blu ray burner or whatever i can get


http://web26.hopto.org:443/

**been afk from tech-forums for a while so this is the updates specs**
advancedgeek is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 05:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
baron5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,984
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

u can still use a normal 20" or 22" for watching blu-ray if u wanna waste your money on it.
__________________
<<<Please give me Rep if I have helped you<<<

I7 930 @ 4GHz : Noctua D-14
Gigabyte X58A-UD7 : Asus GTX 480
G.Skill Trident 1600MHz 6-8-7-18 : Samsung F3 1TB
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB : Silverstone RV02 Case
Silverstone Strider Plus 1Kw : Sony DRU-870s Optical
Samsung P2350 Monito
r

baron5 is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 09:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

don't confuse pc monitor specs with plain and pure HD monitor specs...

a pc spec could be higher...

for enjoying HD imagery at it's best, you want to stick to purely HD information and not mix it with PC conventions. Imagine it like an LCD screen where the clearest picture is achieved only by setting the resolution to match the native resolution of the device.

HD material, for example at 1080p, looks best matched with a 1080 res...you could go higher, but then more information is added, or the data is interpolated up or down to match the display...etc
atomic tofu is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 09:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Pdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: American in Hong Kong
Posts: 383
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

I'm probably a noob to HD compatibilty with monitors since I never really thought about using one for it, but am now a bit confused...

I bought this monitor last year
Buy.com - Optiquest by ViewSonic Q19wb Black 19'' 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Q19WB-2

I"m assuming from what I read in this thread that if, at some point, I DID want to watch HD on it, I would need to buy a whole other monitor? My max resolution is 1440x900.
Pdawg is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 09:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
Try again!
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 896
Send a message via AIM to motoxer4533 Send a message via MSN to motoxer4533
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

Quote:
Originally Posted by advancedgeek View Post
well i can watch blu ray movies at the same time when i get a blu ray drive but i don't know yet... seems like many people have 1650 X 1080 monitor and yeah HD is a must have for both gamers and for watching video. i am talking about a monitor because i don't need a HDTV. also yeah i have a 8800 gts so it should handle some games but maybe not oblivion and besides i am probably gonna get the highest end graphic card when 9 series come out in december of this year or maybe next year depends when they are going to release it and yeah i also have the money to buy the graphics card lol.

Ever heard of punctuation??? Grammar?? Wow. That might just be the longest run-on ever.
motoxer4533 is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 10:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 213
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

You can find grammar forums elsewhere buddy, I read that post just fine
__________________
Athlon X2 Brisbane 3600+ @ 2.91Ghz
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro
Biostar TForce 550
2GB Wintec AMPO DDR667 @ 831Mhz
Connect3D X1900GT Rev.2 580/1602
Hitachi Deskstar 80gb SATA + 80gb WD Caviar IDE
Fortron FSP Group 400W (18A/16A 12V)
http://service.futuremark.com/orb/re...=0&UID=9889664
5122 in 3DMark06
rx7i2 is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 10:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
Uber Sanoob Techie
 
san21893's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Westchester County, New York
Posts: 634
Send a message via AIM to san21893
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

Quote:
Originally Posted by saltynay View Post
Are we talking about tv's or monitors???

Resolution also depends on size if you have a 15" monitor with a 1920x1200 resolution everything would just be way to small to be usable where as on a 30" dell it would look perfect

The answer is very simple do you want 2077440 dots of colour or 2304000 dots of colour on your screen

also your graphics card will struggle with those resolutions in next gen games and why would you pay so much for a monitor which would cost more then the system your using to power the monitor?

If your GPU starts to struggle on 1920x1200 couldnt u just lower the res? It will kill your quality a little but wont u get the same frames like on a 22".
__________________
san21893 is offline  
Old 07-19-2007, 10:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,585
Default Re: good Full HD monitor

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pdawg View Post
I'm probably a noob to HD compatibilty with monitors since I never really thought about using one for it, but am now a bit confused...

I bought this monitor last year
Buy.com - Optiquest by ViewSonic Q19wb Black 19'' 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Q19WB-2

I"m assuming from what I read in this thread that if, at some point, I DID want to watch HD on it, I would need to buy a whole other monitor? My max resolution is 1440x900.
you can watch HD now on your monitor...depending, lol
example...

if you have a BD or HDdvd drive on your pc....and it is 720 material, you may not need anything else...

1080 material is said to be regulated either by dvi or HDMI....or restricted through hdcp...

read more here
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

your monitor might meet minimum hd specs, 720, and even be able to display 1080 material....but depending on the disc...it might require hdcp connection.

to also better enable you to understand...you can search for HD trailers in various formats, whether they be wmv or mov...etc...you could play those and they could come in either 720 or 1080...trailers usually require no hardware copy protection transfer protocols...dl and play to see that your monitor can actually display them...

you could buy a set top box to hook up to your pc monitor, depending on the box's connections. "HD" (1080) material in the sense of the HD discs (HDdvd or BD) could be limited only through hdcp connections. 720 material usually does not carry the same restrictions and can be passed via component connections.

it is all about regulation....read up...fun stuff
__________________

atomic tofu is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is this a good monitor, any recomendations siddanth3 New Systems | Building and Buying 14 06-28-2007 06:33 PM
Confusion With a Monitor khan008 New Systems | Building and Buying 3 06-08-2007 06:51 AM
Monitor for 360 PLEASE HELP Manifesto V Microsoft XBox 7 06-03-2007 09:15 AM
Dual Monitor Issue Ultra Steel Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 4 04-18-2007 08:03 AM
Looking for a new Computer Monitor ? Try this one.. Osiris New Systems | Building and Buying 14 04-07-2007 09:26 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.