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Topic # 29377 5-Jan-2009 15:05
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have no idea, please help



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  Reply # 187545 5-Jan-2009 15:20
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No - you don't need an HD screen, you can use pretty much any old telly just fine, as long as the plugs match (i.e. does your television have the standard "RCA" inputs (AV1 and AV2 etc)? (A picture of RCA inputs). The picture will be no better quality than a very good signal from a normal aerial plugged into your television.

If your telly and your decoder and your cabling and the broadcast are all "HD", then you will get a much better picture (Higher Definition even!!).









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  Reply # 187549 5-Jan-2009 15:43
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I meant PC monitors. and using tv tuners..

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  Reply # 187550 5-Jan-2009 15:45
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How do you plan on viewing Freeview? Though a PC or a STB?

By definition all PC monitors made in the past ~15 years are HD anyway (since to view HD you only need a minimum 720 lines).

The answer is no .. but really does depend on what you are trying to do.




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  Reply # 187569 5-Jan-2009 16:17
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sbiddle:

How do you plan on viewing Freeview? Though a PC or a STB?

By definition all PC monitors made in the past ~15 years are HD anyway (since to view HD you only need a minimum 720 lines).

The answer is no .. but really does depend on what you are trying to do.




I plan on viewing freeview through a pc, so was wondering if a 1080p monitor was needed

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  Reply # 187576 5-Jan-2009 16:23
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sbiddle:

How do you plan on viewing Freeview? Though a PC or a STB?

By definition all PC monitors made in the past ~15 years are HD anyway (since to view HD you only need a minimum 720 lines).

The answer is no .. but really does depend on what you are trying to do.




I plan on viewing freeview through a pc, so was wondering if a 1080p monitor was needed


No. Any widescreen monitor is fine. Of course you won't get the full benefit of 1080i content but the difference between 720p and 1080i isn't noticeable anyway.



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  Reply # 187586 5-Jan-2009 16:44
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i see, so the new 1080p lcd monitors are for "FULL" 1080p bluray experience.....and future proofing 1080p tv broadcast.

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  Reply # 187593 5-Jan-2009 17:11
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link2007: i see, so the new 1080p lcd monitors are for "FULL" 1080p bluray experience.....and future proofing 1080p tv broadcast.


TV broadcasts will never be 1080p. It is simply a waste of bandwidth for negligible gain. IPTV based stuff maybe but for broadcast based models (DVB-S or DVB-T based) it just doesn't stack up.





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