Why can't you use DVI on RPTV's for PC?

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  1. Mando-R

    Mando-R Stunt Coordinator

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    My friend just bought a Panasonic PT47WX53 and in the manual, he says you can't use the DVI input with the DVI output on a PC. I'm wondering why you can't. If the resolution is true high definition then I see no reasoning behind that.

    If the connection is the same, wouldn't it display the image just fine? I told him to use it because I figured using a PC, rather than getting a DVI out DVD Player would be better because of the ability to feed it a pure digital source without costing a lot and being able to watch pc made movies or movies on your computer also with a pure digital source.

    Anyone have any hard info on why it wouldn't work? Any failure stories?
     
  2. Leo_P

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    Everybody's doing it.[​IMG]
    The only reason TV manufacturer's have that kind of stuff in owner's manuals is legalese. They don't want to hear horror story's about some idiot damaging his set with a computer, which you CAN do, if you were to feed it too high a scan rate (for example). Plus, they don't want to support a million different computer configurations. So they say: we don't support using a PC with our TV's and the problem is solved.
     
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    What's the ideal resolution? And what do you mean by scan rate? You mean like refresh rate, or do you mean resolution?
     
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