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Will a standard 15" screen display a 720p image?

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by rowin4kicks, 10 Sep 2008.

  1. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    im looking to get hold of 15" 4:3 computer display and hooking it up to my 360

    one question though?

    will it display a 720p image?
     
  2. GavX

    GavX New Member

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    well they have 1024x768 res so technically that is greater than 720, however 720 is widescreen (16:9(10?) so I don't think you can run HD on that monitor. My mate had his 360 in his 15" but I can't confirm is that was running 720 or 480 (is that the standard?)
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    720p is 16:9, so the horizontal resolution is 1280.
    A 4:3 15 inch monitor has a large enough vertical resolution, but only has a horizontal resolution of 1024.
    So the answer is no, not without downscaling/stretching the picture across one or both of it's axis. Assuming you don't stretch the picture the monitor will probably have to downscale the resolution to around 1024x614 (ish:worried:)
    Any 17 inch monitor would be more suitable (a horizontal resolution of 1280, even in 4:3 form), or maybe even a 15 inch widescreen monitor (they're like hen's teeth, but seem to be around 1280x800)
     
  4. GavX

    GavX New Member

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    Is this a first hand monitor you are after, or something like an old 15" you are aqquiring? As if you are looking to get a first hand even 22" can be had dirty cheap these days
     

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