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HDCP/VGA to Plasma

Soldato
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Hello chaps...

I have a 42" Toshiba Plasma screen and I was gonna try playing about with my PC on it tonight (to see what Oblivion looks like etc). Using an X1950XT with HDCP thingy ma bobbies on board :cool:

It is set at 1024*768 but has processors that work really well at taking in a 1080p signal and make it look pretty on that resolution. Now I am wondering... it only has HDMI and a VGA (NOT a DVI port) inputs on it, so how should I try and run it and at what resolution?

For example should I:
1) Use VGA input and set to 1024*768
2) Use DVI to HDMI (need to buy one) cable and try get my HDCP x1950xt card to try and push out a HD signal (at what res?)
3) use the DVI to HDMI and set to 1024*768?

If anyone has experience of this with plasma's or the Panasonic Viera 42" TH-42PX70PED then that would be awesome.

Specs:
1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set
1080p Digital Re-Mastering Processor
3,072 Equivalent Steps of Graduation
Max. 10,000 : 1 Contrast
Digital Optimizer
Sub-Pixel Controller
Receiving System: PAL -I, DVB
AV-NTSC: PAL-525/60, NTSC, M-NTSC
Display:
Screen Size / Screen Aspect: 42 inch (106 cm) diagonal
Panel: G10 Progressive HD Plasma Display Panel
Number of Pixels: 786,432 (1,024 x 768) pixels
Applicable PC Signals: XGA (SXGA compressed)
Displayable Colours: Max 29 billion equavalent colours for darker part
Contrast Ratio: Max. 10,000:1
Terminals:
HDMI: 2
PC Input: Mini D-sub 15-pin x 1 (rear)
Audio Input (for PC): RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, rear)
Component Video Input: RCA phono type x 3 (Y , PB, PR) (rear)
Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set, rear)
Audio Output: RCA phono type connectors (L, R) (1 set rear), Headphone jack (1 front: with Audio Description)


Matthew
 
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Hi

i have the same card and use dvi to hdmi... (have to use the speakers from your pc)

on my 32" hdtv at 1080i/p and it works great.

:)

no point using the vga to hdmi as it gives a crap quality compared to dvi to hdmi :)

p.s. i can't remember what res but if you go on monitor properties you can play it at the top setting :) just be aware that a plasma will have a rate of over 8m/s so you may see a bit of ghosting in games but not a lot unless you are playing with intense fire.
 
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Soldato
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ok, time to get a dvi to hdmi cable then :)

Will try playing with vga to vga for the moment as that's all i have.

Best have a play with all this before my wife gets back from the states lol. Strict no PC except in the office/computer room rule lol.

Matthew
 
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