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January 21, 2010 5:10:46 PM

hi guys.....

I still cant get it. What is the diffrence about FULL HD and HD READY?

I've bought myself a new monitor that says on its cover Full HD 1080p. How can i use it in full? so if i want to add a home theater system, must it be FULL HD or HD READY?

http://www.samsung.com/za/consumer/pc-peripherals-print...

i have a 7.1 sound card and

ATI 4870 HD GPU. :hello: 

(i mostly use my pc for games, music and movies)

Thx for everything. you guys learnd us alot.

God Bless.

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a c 147 U Graphics card
January 21, 2010 5:27:04 PM

ALL MARKETING TERMS. They don't REALLY mean anything technical.

You really want to look at the display resolution, of both a TV or monitor. Technically speaking they are both JUST displays. A TV has a tuner though.

The native resolution of 720P is 1280x720
The native resolution of 1080i/P is 1920x1080

However TV's come in different resolutions just like Computer monitors do. Even though they are 1080 TV's does not neccesarly mean they are 1920x1080 resolution. However, if it says FULL HD 1080 it probably means it is a 1920x1080 resolution display. HD ready would just mean it accepts an HD signal. You will have to look at the specs to see what resolution it is and if it can display 720p/1080i/or 1080P images.

The difference between the i and p are as follows:
i= interlaced picture. This means every other odd row of pixels is displayed every 1/60th of a second, and then switched to the even row. Back and forth.
P=progressive scan. This means that the entire image is refreshed each cycle. Whether it be a 60Hz, 120Hz, etc TV

Read more here: http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Pro...

A computer monitor is always progressive scan, as they are usually 60Hz refresh rate, at least. So a 1920x1080 res monitor can display 1080P content. They may also advertize a 1920x1200 display as full HD, because it exceeds the resolution of the 1080P specification.

in the end, it is ALL just marketing. What sounds better a movie in HIGH DEFINITION, or a movie at 1920x1080 at 60Hz progessive scan?

a c 147 U Graphics card
January 21, 2010 5:30:11 PM

wykus said:

I've bought myself a new monitor that says on its cover Full HD 1080p. How can i use it in full? so if i want to add a home theater system, must it be FULL HD or HD READY?

http://www.samsung.com/za/consumer/pc-peripherals-print...

i have a 7.1 sound card and

ATI 4870 HD GPU. :hello: 

To answer this, the display IS 1920x1080 60Hz which means it CAN display 1080P content. However, you have to have 1080P content to display. This means you would need to have a Blue Ray player or a digital copy in 1080P format. As far as non movie related items like games. Whatever you set the resolution at, that is what it will display at.
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January 21, 2010 6:17:27 PM

jay2tall said:
As far as non movie related items like games. Whatever you set the resolution at, that is what it will display at.


But only for computers - some consoles will upconvert their pictures to higher resolutions instead of rendering them natively in 1080p.
a c 147 U Graphics card
January 21, 2010 6:34:24 PM

^in that case it is STILL a 1080P signal. Upconverted to 1080p usually looks better than the original 720P.
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