Originally Posted by DSET
really good to hear that 1:1 in dvi-hdmi pc mode is fixed with the new samsungs
theres no need for an hdmi video card after all
-If theres no Overscan in 360 component then I'm guessing theres no need for 1:1- not sure tho
Nope, not at all. The manual tells you how to set up the DVI-HDMI. So you have a few options. You can use your HTPC from VGA to VGA or DVI-HDMI. If you use the DVI-HDMI, then you should use HDMI input 1 as it has left and right inputs for sound. So if you don't have a surround sound system, you connect your pc audio out to the left and right input channels on the tv to get stereo sound from the pc. If you are using vga, then you have one audio input to plug in from the pc for mono sound. As well as if you have a cable box set with only dvi out then you can do the same as I mentioned for your pc.
I dont have hdcable or standard cable but I download tv shows that are in HD and they look great on my HTPC. I have downloaded a bunch of divx and avi files and ts files and they look amazing using VLC player. I also have downloaded a bunch of the 720p and 1080p files from windows media player website and played them with windows media player from my HTPC and OMG they look great.
I am really happy with this purchase. NO dead pixels using deadpixelbuddy program. No clouding. No bands. Cant really say I see a HUGE differnce between 1920x1080 and 1368x728, but then again I don't have blue ray or hddvd yet. Really worth the price. This tv has more options then a chinese whore house and is a HUGE upgrade from my 2007 sharp. Glad i made this purchase....... Yay samsung. Finally happy in a tv that I own with no regrets....
Oops. Forgot to mention that there is a side usb input called wiselink. It is used for a thumb drive. Connect a thumb drive and use your samsung as a 40inch picture frame or to display slide shows with music. You can also use this input for future firmware upgrades. Just use a thumb drive with the newest firmware on it. Connect it to the samsung, and update your firmware. I also believe that if you get the samsung motorized wall mount, the wiselink is used to make the mount move up down left and right via the samsung remote.
So lets see what else. HDMI 1.3, wiselink, 1080p through components. 1:1 just scan through HDMI. DVI-HDMI with 1:1 with 1080p. HDMI cec and HDCP. No clouding, bands, flashlights, dead pixels. I think samsung has a winner here....