This may be an odd one. I'm using a HD TV for my monitor, it's 180p native, least, that's what it says on the box.<G> When I crank the computer up to 1080p the screen comes out fuzzy, the lettering is fuzzy, the pics are fuzzy, etc etc. At 1280x1024 though, everything is nice and clear. 1360x768 is the recommended resolution from the computer, but the tv won't even display that. I've always kinda chalked it up to being a very low end tv (polaroid 42in lcd hdtv), which so far, I'm very happy with as a tv, but feel a little left out of the 1080p goodness.
The puter specs are 9950BE, 4870x512, 4gb RAM.
I guess the question is, shouldn't the 1080p res work fine and be nice and clean? OR, Why isn't the 1080p resolution nice and clean?
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  1. are you sure it's not 720p/1080i? (or 768p/1080i)?

    Do you have the model number? it's likely someone else makes the panel for polaroid and it's not as low end as you think.
  2. 4241-TLXB, I think that's the one.<G> Bought it a couple of years ago on a black friday sale. It's definately 1080p, that part I checked several times. Even the manual says that it's 1920x1080 native resolution.
  3. Graphics card can do with progressive or interlaced scan.
    If your TV doesn't have the resolution, the option wouldn't even be available so don't worry about the specs.

    Now how long is your cable and what kind of cable? I expect HDMI of course. Now cheap cables may or may not be able to carry a 1080P signal. Short cables like 6ft would have no problem but if your cable is like 20ft in length then you really should look into a new one.

    Your cable could also be loose.
  4. It' a short cable, 6 ft, HDMI/DVI. Have taken the cable off and on in moving the tv and it's not loose. The coaxial gets loose (the cats play with it) not an issue with the HDMI cable though.
  5. The 4241-tlxb is 60 Hz, so It will not display BD which is 24 Hz. The best it can really do is 1080i unless you can find a source for 1080p X 30Hz. You have to think in multiples of 24 Hz (like 120) in order to get "real" 1080p.

    I hope this non-expert explanation made some sense.
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