Something that has confused me for a while..

Soldato
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I have downloaded some 720p streams.. they are .mkv files..
I ran them on my PC through VLC player.. and they worked fine.

I would like to give these to a friend to show him some HD content on his new 32" sammy R74.. However..

If he outputs from his PC using a DVI cable will it play in true HD?
I know the source of these streams was HD.. but don't know if they have been encoded to this .mkv format as they are only 1.25GB for 45mins worth of content.

So.. in short.. is DVI ok for HD content?
I don't think he has a component cable or any HDMI cables either.
Also.. does a R74 use 1:1 pixel mapping.. will the image look ok on his screen if outputted from his PC.

Thanks :)
 
Soldato
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MKV is a container - the files inside can be various fomats.

It will play fine over DVI as long as his screen is 720p and you set the res correctly. DVI is basically the same as HDMI but without audio - he will need to hook up an audio cable from the pc to the screen again.

Being a pedant - true HD is 1080p - i dont think you meant that but clarifying if you did !
 
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