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Old 05-03-2006, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to make the computer i'm building part of my entertainment center. i'll be using it for alot of gaming.

i'll have dual monitors. for the primary monitor, i'm thinking a 19" LCD of some kind, but thats not really the issue.

i'm in search of a flat screen >30" (plasma or lcd) that i'll be able to display HDTV from my gfx card and will look good for gaming. anyone know whats hot right now for big screen gaming?
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Large (30" or larger) screens are typically not very good for gaming unless you have a VERY high-end graphics card and a TV that can display 1080p resolution
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naaa, get a projector, and play over that, aww man that would rule, like 100", would that work?
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wouldnt a projector intensify the problem? 100" @1080x768 resolution.... BF2 would look like pac-man for cryin out loud!
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yeah...there's no easy way to win unless you get a display that can use dual-link (a la Apple 30" HD cinema display) where it's 2 DVI inputs to create one extremely hi-res signal
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You could get a 32 inch widscreen to look good as long as it did 1920x1200 hi definition. But going any higher might be pushing it.

Mind you, I can barely output that resolution on a 24" widescreen, and thats not a plasma or anything. But that is with a 7800GT, you'll probably need SLI in the future for the upcomming games, the only real benefit of SLI is the results in hi-res.
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Can you run higher resolutions on a plasma/lcd than recomended? for example, 1280x1024 on a screen w/ a natural resolution of 1024x768.
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I think it depends on the TV, but I'm not posative. Usually the only one that will look good is the one it is designed for.
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on a LCD, i don't believe you can go higher than native...I know you can go lower than native though
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