Is my monitor HD?

Hello, I'm trying to figure out if my monitor is HD or not because I'm going to buy a new computer and 1 reviewer said that the comp requires an HD monitor.

By googleing i find stuff talking about 720 i/p or 1090 i/p but not sure what that means.

My monitor goes to 1280 x 720 reso and 1280 x 1024 if that helps at all.
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  1. i think hd monitors use hdmi cable and go on 1920*1080 and 1776*1000 and 1280*720 and 1152*648
  2. 1920 x 1080 is HD 1280 x 720 is scaled down HD and both only require a DVI connection not HDMI, HDMI is just DVI + audio.
  3. Mousemonkey said:
    ... HDMI is just DVI + audio.


    i never knew that :lol:
  4. Mousemonkey said:
    1920 x 1080 is HD 1280 x 720 is scaled down HD and both only require a DVI connection not HDMI, HDMI is just DVI + audio.

    you mean there's no difference between'em!!?JUST sound and all this nonsence advertising.i go for shopping and i see HDMI mark on everything even a Refrigerator and that's it?i can't believe this [:mohsentux:3]
  5. cromedome said:
    i never knew that :lol:


    Anonymous said:
    you mean there's no difference between'em!!?JUST sound and all this nonsence advertising.i go for shopping and i see HDMI mark on everything even a Refrigerator and that's it?i can't believe this [:mohsentux:3]


    In the simplest terms that's all it is, 8 channel audio and up to 1080i video via a small plug in connector.

    http://www.hidefhardware.com/2006/07/what_is_hdmi.html
  6. What about 22' 1680x1050, i know its not 1080p but when I watch blurays with it it looks pretty good, I run it dvi.

    what would this be like, close to 720p quality?
  7. vexun11 said:
    What about 22' 1680x1050, i know its not 1080p but when I watch blurays with it it looks pretty good, I run it dvi.

    what would this be like, close to 720p quality?

    Most likely 1280 x 720p which is the closest HD standard to your native resolution.
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