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Topic # 12656 29-Mar-2007 14:22
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I'm going to get a Sony LCD TV once they come back into stock, i'm going to drive it from my PC using the VGA port at its native resolution of 1366x768 (or perhaps 1360x768). I have an MSI 6600GT video card with DVI out at 1024x768 and a spare VGA out. Will I be able to set the VGA out to the LCD native resolution, using PowerStrip, or will I need a 2nd video card? I ask because it's almost the end of the tax year so anything I want I should get today or tomorrow.

Secondly, is it worthwhile moving to DVI output from the PC over VGA? I would have to buy another video card for that, if the image quality is significantly better i'd want to do that eventually.




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  Reply # 65450 29-Mar-2007 15:10
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Your video card should work, it'll just be a matter of experimenting probably and fidning out what native resolutions the TV does support. Try doing a google search and you might pick up something in the media centre / home avforum sites that is specific to your TV.


There are arguements saying DVI/HDMI is better than VGA and people that argue VGA is better, it seems to depend on the TV and the setup. I personally use VGA, I actually picked up a DVI->HDMI cable yesterday and it looks terrible. Using HDMI/DVI you need to get 1:1 pixel mapping set up correctly, something that simply can't be done on some TV's.




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  Reply # 65457 29-Mar-2007 15:41
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Thanks sbiddle, i'll try VGA with my current card before I try anything else :)




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