Confused about computer monitor vs. normal panels.
I'm about to buy a computer monitor, but I'd like to get one that suports HD. Now, do all monitors support 1080p? I'd like to use it with my PS3 as well, so I asume that it needs HDMI inputs. Keeping this in mind, which monitor would you recomend in 22" size.
I don't think any 22" LCD monitor is 1080p compatible even if the manufacturer states it in the specs.
1080p basically means 1,080 horizontal lines (aka vertical resolution) using progressive scanning.
All 22" LCDs have a resolution of 1680 x 1050. That means 1,680 vertical lines x 1,050 horizontal lines (aka vertical resolution).
Vertical Resolution = Number of horizontal lines stacked on top of each other.
22" LCDs are technically 30 lines short of 1080p.
You'll need to step up to a 24" LCD (or larger) to be "1080p compatible" because the resolution is 1920 x 1200.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
As far as I know, this is correct. No 1680x1050 monitor can be 1080p compatible.
The Dell 2407fwp is 1080p compatible. It's 1920x1200 but has 1:1 pixel mapping option and it is HDCP compliant.
I have purchased a PS3, but don't have the HDMI cable yet. Once I have the cable and a Blu-Ray dvd, I will try it.
Thanks for repplies. Actually, it's better if it is a 24", but I'm trying to stay within realistic price range. Forgot to mention, it would be good if it was a wide screen as well, and needs to have decent response time for gaming. I'd like to get something under $400-$450 perhaps. I'm trying to cut some corners and get a TV replacment within a monitor.
All 22" and 24" are widescreen.
The cheapest 24" LCD you can buy is the Samsung 245BW which will cost you $510 after a $20 mail in rebate, and an additional $18 for shipping.
This is the first 24" LCD that uses a 6-bit panel to hit the street. All 22" LCDs are 6-bit TN was well. Basically that means they are cheap to produce and have low response times, but poor colors, viewing angles, not so dark blacks compared to higher end 8-bit panels that uses better technology. (Generally speaking.)
If you want a 1080p compliant LCD monitor then you need to save up more money.