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KracsNZ
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  #200630 11-Mar-2009 15:29
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RunAway, here's a list of 1:1 pixel mapping displays from AVS forums.

RunAway

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  #200634 11-Mar-2009 15:37
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KracsNZ: RunAway, here's a list of 1:1 pixel mapping displays from AVS forums.


   WOW!! you read my mind friend!  I was just about to ask you that!

 
 
 
 


RunAway

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  #200661 11-Mar-2009 17:47
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What about this TV 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16889101116

  It has a DVI input but will that be the same as HDMI? Or do I still want to use HDMI to HDMI for the Blueray formats I want to be able to watch?  I don't care which I have to use as long as the 1:1 pixel mapping will work on this TV through HDMI....

KracsNZ
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  #200692 11-Mar-2009 20:10
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Sorry mate, have no experience with the Sharps.

Here's the official thread on the AVS forums.

It looks ok, though the contrast ratio is a little low. Is a full 1080p set so will be an upgrade from the Visio. Didn't read many of the posts in the thread but noticed a few having problems calibrating the sets. Allot saying the love the screen though.

Also an issue, some sets have a backlighting issue. If you go with this set, play a black test pattern in a dark room and make sure the black is uniformed across the screen i.e. no bright areas (called clouding). If you do, then replace it straight away.

RunAway

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  #200786 12-Mar-2009 11:02
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Well I returned the Vizio this morning..Now I need to find a new TV that will do what I want it to do...

KracsNZ
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  #200812 12-Mar-2009 13:14
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RunAway: Well I returned the Vizio this morning..Now I need to find a new TV that will do what I want it to do...


Sorry RunAway, I can't really help you in the selection except to say the AVS LCD forum is a very good place to find out about a model you're interested in.

Be very wary of manufacturer claims. Some will say they do 1:1 but you may find it can only do that over a certain connection type (i.e. VGA) or if they do it over the connection you want they may have un-disableable post-processing on that connection (i.e. some LG models allow 1:1 on HDMI but they automatically apply some image processing thinking you're watching a movie and causing the image to become un-sharp).

So if you find a TV that meets your needs, go to the forum above and check what users of those TVs say. They're a much better gauge on whether the TV is a good choice. Google is not always your friend on this either. You'll get allot of uninformed posts. AVS has allot of experienced users so you'll at least get some good advice along with the bad :).

RunAway

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  #201291 15-Mar-2009 16:05
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Ok, I got the Sharp...Very nice!! I just wish it had larger resolution..The icons on this 37" is as small as the ones on my 17" CRT..Is there anyway I can make things just a little larger? It seems  to only do good in 1920x1080...Its really too small...

 
 
 
 


KracsNZ
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  #201321 15-Mar-2009 19:58
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You definitely want to stay in it's native res.

Nearly every GUI desktop (Windows or Linux) has a way to increase both the icon and text sizes.

i.e. under XP right click on your desktop, go to Properties, Appearance, Advanced, choose Icon in the Item dropdown and you'll be able to change the icon and icon text sizes.

Vista is right click on desktop, go to Personalise, Windows Color and Appearance, Advamced, choose Icon in the Item dropdown and you'll be able to change the icon and icon text sizes OR right click on desktop, View, Large Icons (but this doesn't change the text size).

ajst2duk
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  #201414 16-Mar-2009 14:05
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KracsNZ: You definitely want to stay in it's native res.

Nearly every GUI desktop (Windows or Linux) has a way to increase both the icon and text sizes.

i.e. under XP right click on your desktop, go to Properties, Appearance, Advanced, choose Icon in the Item dropdown and you'll be able to change the icon and icon text sizes.

Vista is right click on desktop, go to Personalise, Windows Color and Appearance, Advamced, choose Icon in the Item dropdown and you'll be able to change the icon and icon text sizes OR right click on desktop, View, Large Icons (but this doesn't change the text size).


Beware of potential issues with playing video in Itunes with resized text, there was in incompatibility that I'm not sure has been resolved in recent itunes releases.

1gkar
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  #201746 17-Mar-2009 21:23
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Just posted on you other thread about using USA sites, especially for items like TVs. USA use 60hz NTSC signal & ATSC MPEG2 HD formats.

The models over there will be nothing like what is available here with our TVs using 50-60hz PAL signal & H.264 MP4 HD broadcasting.

Please, save yourself time & effort, do your research where you're buyingWink  This is in no way a cricitism: I've been there in the past, mainly trying to do product reviews off-shore. It doesn't really work.

Oh yeah, I have my HTPC connected to my sig'ed Samsung via DVI>HDMI cable with perfect 1:1 pixel mapping: 1360x768@60hz as it's not fullHD.




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RunAway

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  #201806 18-Mar-2009 04:09
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1gkar: Just posted on you other thread about using USA sites, especially for items like TVs. USA use 60hz NTSC signal & ATSC MPEG2 HD formats.

The models over there will be nothing like what is available here with our TVs using 50-60hz PAL signal & H.264 MP4 HD broadcasting.

Please, save yourself time & effort, do your research where you're buyingWink  This is in no way a cricitism: I've been there in the past, mainly trying to do product reviews off-shore. It doesn't really work.

Oh yeah, I have my HTPC connected to my sig'ed Samsung via DVI>HDMI cable with perfect 1:1 pixel mapping: 1360x768@60hz as it's not fullHD.

 
Now I see why it makes a difference in location..I don't know how I could have been so dumb..Thanks...

RunAway

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  #201807 18-Mar-2009 04:09
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I try to set my color quality to 32 bit but after restart it goes back to 16 bit...Why will it not save?

KracsNZ
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  #201836 18-Mar-2009 08:03
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1gkar:
Please, save yourself time & effort, do your research where you're buyingWink  This is in no way a cricitism: I've been there in the past, mainly trying to do product reviews off-shore. It doesn't really work.


1gkar, the threads I linked to for him for his research are US threads (AV Science Forums). He should of gotten pretty good local info from them.

Runaway:
I try to set my color quality to 32 bit but after restart it goes back to 16 bit...Why will it not save?


Not sure why this isn't working sorry Runaway. In CCC perhaps try a custom res, or try adding the 1080p resolution under HDTV support. /shrug.

1gkar
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  #201843 18-Mar-2009 08:48
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KracsNZ:
1gkar:
Please, save yourself time & effort, do your research where you're buyingWink  This is in no way a cricitism: I've been there in the past, mainly trying to do product reviews off-shore. It doesn't really work.


1gkar, the threads I linked to for him for his research are US threads (AV Science Forums). He should of gotten pretty good local info from them.

Runaway:
I try to set my color quality to 32 bit but after restart it goes back to 16 bit...Why will it not save?


Not sure why this isn't working sorry Runaway. In CCC perhaps try a custom res, or try adding the 1080p resolution under HDTV support. /shrug.
When I posted, was unaware of his country of residence.

Also Runaway, again look at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=26 as there is lot of info about calibrating US TVs to HTPCs & such. The thread on building an HTPC HD may be of particular interest.




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1gkar
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  #201846 18-Mar-2009 08:59
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Seeing as you live in USA.  One other programme you will want is AnyDVDHD. One reason is it disables any non-HDCP hardware downsampling, so it will still playback in full 1080p.

Be aware they recently changed their licence policy from free updates to an annual one.


I didn't mention it before because of its cost, but paying US$ definitely will minimise the cost.




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