HDTV Help - best starter set that can hook up to computer

Discussion in 'Displays' started by JamesWW, Nov 30, 2003.

  1. JamesWW

    JamesWW Auditioning

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    I'm looking into getting a new tv and thought about getting into hdtv

    I'd like to be able to hook up my computer to the hdtv set

    is this possible to use the computer video out as a hi-def source?

    the computer video out looks really bad on my normal tv, can't read text

    I would also like the set for watching movies, I don't currently own a progressive scan dvd player but plan on getting one

    I was looking at the samsung 26' widescreen, Mfr. model #TXN2668WHF, it's on sale at sears for $600


    but maybe a non-widescreen would be better bet since I usually watch regular tv

    any info or help you all could give would help a lot

    thanks
     
  2. JamesWW

    JamesWW Auditioning

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    ok my video card has s-video out

    I've hooked it up to my normal tv and it looks like crap

    is there any way to take advantage of the hdtv resolutions using the computer as the source??
     
  3. Vic_P

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    I am doing the exact same thing as I write this note! [​IMG] Anyway, I hooked up the PC and HDTV via S-video and it looks horrible. I have tried tweaking the screen/display settings of the PC, but to no avail.

    What I am noticing on my Toshiba 42inch HDTV is that the center of the screen looks ok, but all 4 edges look pretty rough, there is even a shadow. I have tried it in all 4 TV screen modes (Natural, Theater 1 etc.) and nothing seems to fix it. The center is clearer than that edges, but even the center looks pretty rough.

    I sure as heck hope this isn't as good as it gets.

    Any thoughts?
     

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