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Old 11-30-2006, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If I have some high-def movies, playing on a regular CRT monitor that is not HD ready, then I'm not watching true HD, is that correct? It's clear though. Also, I just got a Sony LCDTV that supports HDTV. I was just wondering, if I connect my computer to the HDTV via VGA cable, and watch an HD video or movie file, is that watching in HD?
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What resolution are the videos? "HD Ready" is for chumps. If the videos have a resolution less than what you run your CRT at, then you are watching them in their full quality.

HD = high resolution.

If your videos are 1920x1080 and your monitor is 1920x1200 and not "HD Ready" it still doesn't matter, its still full quality. If the video is 1280x720, and your monitor is 1280x1024, then it is full quality. If your HDTV is a 720p TV then it's resolution is actually lower than that of your computer monitor, so watching it on the HDTV would actually be lower quality.

"HD Ready" means that it is HDCP compliant, which means that it is capable of decrypting HD content (which is DRM'd).

Your videos on your computer aren't encrypted.

A computer monitor that is "HD Ready" probably means that it's capable of HDCP-over-DVI. Of course, you need a video card like this too.
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Most of the HD videos I have are 1280x720, one of them is 1280x960. I looked at my HDTV's specs and it said Display Resolution: 1366x768. My computer monitor is 1280x1024. My other monitor is 1600x1200.
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Most of the HD videos I have are 1280x720, one of them is 1280x960. I looked at my HDTV's specs and it said Display Resolution: 1366x768. My computer monitor is 1280x1024. My other monitor is 1600x1200.
So then there is your answer. The video is lower resolution than any of the monitors, so on any of the monitors, you are getting full quality. I would play it on the 1280x1024 monitor though, to avoid scaling.
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yeah, hd is simply the resolution... you basicly got 768 vertical pixels and 1080 vertical pixels (768p/1080i and 768i/1080p respectively)

for your next tv, look for a 1080p instead of 768p

generals right, hike your resolution so your comp doesnt try and auto format cuz u'r like 100 horizontal pixels short (4:3 ratio vs. 16:9)
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