I am looking to pick up a new tv/monitor for my Xbox 360 and PS3. The Olevia offers great inputs, great price and a 1600:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time and 1366x768 resolution (1080i capable). The Samsung is 5" smaller, but offers 3000:1 Dynamic contrast ration (1000:1 static), 2ms response time and 1680 x 1050 resolution with a quarter of the input options. The cost is only about $100.00 in the Samsungs favor, but your also getting less screen size. Any opinions, please?
I'm not sure what they mean by "1080i capable" since 1080i means a resolution of 1920 x 1080i (a.k.a. HDTV). This particular TV is most likely classified as EDTV or Enhanced Definition TV.
As for which to choose, that depends on what's important to you. The Olevia has a larger display area, but it has lower resolution. I'm not a console gamer so I don't really know what resolutions those consoles are capable of.
If you need a monitor that can also double as a TV, then get the Olevia. If you want the graphics to look their best, then your best option is most likely the Samsung. If you just want a big screen and graphics quality is secondary then get the Olevia.
Thanks for the response. The Olevia is considered a HDtv, it's native resolution is 1366 x 768 (1280 x 720p), 1080i capable is just what is claimed by oter reviewers. I have had other monitors that were 1680x 1050 that were 1080i capable. I am not not an expert on image scaling, so I could not tell you how that all works. Most consoles will now support 1920 x 1080p, but not alot of games actually take advantage of this, due to performance issues. At least that is what developer are saying, due to memory constraints?
I have a Samsun 226 bw, it's gorgeous. My only thing is i have no idea how to hook up a console to it, it doesn't have the red green blue input things. It has DVI inputs so I'm guessing there's an adapter? Anyone want ot fill me in here?