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Topic # 28632 6-Dec-2008 16:54
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Sorry for such a newbie question, but I have been looking at the cheaper end of the plasma and lcd market and have just noticed their is a resolution difference between the plasmas and lcds.

The HD Ready plasmas I have been considering have a resolution of 1024 x 768

....while the LCDs have 1366 x 768

Whats the deal with this?


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  Reply # 182499 6-Dec-2008 17:40
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1024x768 is actually a 4:3 resolution, not a widescreen 16:9. They simply use non square pixels to make the picture wide i'm pretty sure.
1366x768 is proper widescreen resolution.
If you plan on connecting a HTPC, make sure you don't get the 1024x768 one, they are a pain when combined with a computer i've found.
The latter one is known as a 'HD ready' panel, or sometimes a 720p TV. The 1024x768 one i believe would have to downscale a 720p image to fit on the screen. On the higher end you have 'Full HD' or 1080p panels, 1920x1080 resolution.

Personally i'd look at Sony and Samsung LCD's, as well as Samsung plasmas.

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  Reply # 182561 7-Dec-2008 10:49
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Thanks for the reply. I had realised there was the HD Ready vs Full HD, but didn't realise there was other weird non standard resolutions too - they certainly don't highlight the dodgy 1024x768 in the shops!


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  Reply # 182566 7-Dec-2008 11:04
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It doesnt matter to a majority of people. Most video that people watch in widescreen is non square pixels anyway.


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