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Displays PS4 on Dell U2412m?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chewbaccas_nan, 29 Dec 2014.

  1. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Member

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    Hi all, haven't posted in a while.

    I was thinking about buying a ps4 and hooking it up to my Dell u2412m, would this be a bad idea? If it's 1200p would the play station upscale to fit the screen? What about input lag etc?


    Cheers.
     
  2. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Doing a quick Google search; it may either stretch the image which would make it seem a bit distorted, or the monitor may put it in a letterbox format which means you'll have black edges in order to maintain a 1080P aspect ratio. There's only one real way to find out. Plug it in and let us know! :D

    Input lag? It'll be the same as if you were gaming from your PC.
     
  3. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    The U2412m does not have a 'preserve-aspect' or '1:1 mapping' menu option, so you will have a stretched image when feeding it 1920x1080. The PS3 cannot output 1920x1200, so unfortunately there is no solution.
     
  4. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Member

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    So, if it does stretch/upscale the image, do you think it will be noticeable?
     
  5. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    To some people yes to others probably not, only way to know for yourself is to try it and see :)
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Having done this with the 360 some years ago, I noticed that circles weren't circular, but were oval-shaped. It's not that bad, though!
     
  7. chewbaccas_nan

    chewbaccas_nan Member

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    I'll have to try it out and get back to you!
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Based on using my 360 with a 2412M [over VGA] and running games at 1080p -

    1080p stretches to fit so you end up with slight distortion rather than letterboxing... personally i'd rather have the letterboxing but as jinq-sea points out, after a while you'll probably not notice...
     

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