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1080p works for ps3 but wont for pc!?!?

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December 8, 2009 1:24:42 AM

Okay, So I have a PS3 and a PC. The PC has a 4870 1Gb so I doubt its the problem.

On with the information.....

The PS3, hooked into a Component [Visual(red/blue/green)Audio(red/white)] then hooked from that 3 color component into a component to dual link DVI-D, the dual link DVI-D goes to my monitor, which says 1080p ready right on it.....

The PS3 comes on, fantastic, 1080p, fantastic, its awesome sauce.

Now, I used to try to get 1080p on my monitor from my PC. No matter what I did, it would NEVER work. I recently bought a DVI-I dual link (old cable was DVI-D single) and I STILL CANNOT GET 1080p!?!?! The picture at 1680x1050 is fantastic, its clearer than before, but, its not 1080p (1920x1080).

I tried using my Catalyst control Center to set the HD modes to 1080i, 1080p, and 1080p HD. No matter which mode I use, I cannot get 1080p. WTF is going on here. Is the monitor false advertisement since it cant 1080p and the ps3 just doesn't realize the difference between 1080p and 720p or Is there something more.

HELP!

Thanks in advance.

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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 1:54:47 AM

namcost

What is your TV/Monitor model?
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December 8, 2009 2:00:23 AM

HannsG HW223D. Its discontinued.

Like I said, when the PS3 is hooked up it states its on 1080p. But when I use my pc it just won't do it.....
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 2:19:29 AM

I really don't understand what is going on here, your wording is really confusing me for some reason, but I'll do my best to understand what's going on.

So from what I take, you're saying that when connecting the PS3 to your computer monitor it says it is running at 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, however when you attempt to run at a 1920x1080 resolution when the PS3 is not connected it will only allow you to run at 1680x1050?

As a note: 720p is 1280x720 resolution.

There's two things going on here: Either the PS3 is not really running at 1080p (how exactly are you confirming this?) or for some reason Windows (I'm assuming) is not detecting the correct maximum resolution due to drivers or some other issues.

So first I need to know, how exactly can you be sure the PS3 is running at 1920x1080? According to this page the recommend resolution is 1680x1050, though it does state "1080p" compatibility. The problem with it not giving exact numbers is that "1080p" sometimes means 1280x1080 and not 1920x1080.
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December 8, 2009 2:27:25 AM

basically, the ps3 itself is saying 1080p.
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 2:29:06 AM

namcost said:
basically, the ps3 itself is saying 1080p.


The PC may require an HDMI cable to support it if that is indeed true. Do you have any HDMI cables around? You can buy one for around a buck.
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December 8, 2009 2:30:30 AM

well, i have a hdmi, but the monitor doesn't have an hdmi slot, meaning I would need a hdmi to dvi adapter, so it would end up the same as dvi-dvi?

its really weird....

i want to hit up hanns g for false advertisement but i doubt it would get me anything....
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 2:34:06 AM

namcost said:
well, i have a hdmi, but the monitor doesn't have an hdmi slot, meaning I would need a hdmi to dvi adapter, so it would end up the same as dvi-dvi?

its really weird....

i want to hit up hanns g for false advertisement but i doubt it would get me anything....


Alright I've found the problem. According to Amazon the maximum resolution supported is 1680x1050. Your PS3 is only running at resolution as well, though it may think it is not. I am not exactly sure how they got away with "HD 1080p" compatibility, but I suppose they also used the 1280x1080 resolution for that. Realistically, the only HD standard it is supporting is 720p.
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 2:48:12 AM

brockh said:
Alright I've found the problem. According to Amazon the maximum resolution supported is 1680x1050. Your PS3 is only running at resolution as well, though it may think it is not. I am not exactly sure how they got away with "HD 1080p" compatibility, but I suppose they also used the 1280x1080 resolution for that. Realistically, the only HD standard it is supporting is 720p.


+1

Im finding other websites like this one http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/hardware/1718_2.htm...
say it is 1680 x 1050 as well.
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December 8, 2009 2:49:06 AM

So if it cant run 1280x1080 and cant run 1920x1080 i could get a free monitor? :D 

I know, I'm scheme'n....
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a b U Graphics card
December 8, 2009 7:19:56 AM

namcost said:
So if it cant run 1280x1080 and cant run 1920x1080 i could get a free monitor? :D 

I know, I'm scheme'n....


I'm sure they'd pull some "didn't you read the fine print about the 1080p claim" or something. If you were really serious about it I'm sure they made sure their asses were covered marketing it on any large scale unfortunately. Sorry :/ 
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December 8, 2009 10:56:44 AM

1080p is any resolution that has 1080 horizontal lines. That monitor howerever can only have 1650 vertical pixel lines.

I own a 22" as well which can do 1650x1200 so it supports 1080p (which is HD 1080P) resolutions but not FullHD 1080p which means 1920x1080
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