Originally Posted by cburbs
My father has this TV and I brought over my PC and the best it will do is the 1024*768.
I tried other resolutions and the color turned green and it looked like Pooh!
The only option is to stretch it....
How did you connect the PC to the display? - VGA, DVI-HDMI, S-Video, etc.
What kind of video card did the PC have and what type of outputs did that have?
Did you try any custom resolutions and timings with the video card's drivers and/or a program like PowerStrip?
I believe Toshiba's (and most other manufacturer's) owner's manual warnings and disclaimers about how to connect a PC and at what resolutions are to keep the inexperienced from messing up the display by applying timings and resolutions improperly. I think that is why these specs seem so conservative.
I believe Samsung has similar warnings about it's DLP TVs but on the Sammy HMX threads many people have successfully connected the PC to the display at very good resolutions for both gaming and HTPC.
I have been reviewing the HTPC threads and it seems like all that is likely needed is a good video card with DVI out, a DVI/HDMI cable, PowerStrip (or good native drivers like NVIDIA has) and some tweaking with the timings and resolutions.
I have a 62MX195 on order and it will hopefully be arriving on 11/25/05. I plan to try it with my PC and it's NVIDIA 6800GT OC which has DVI output. I already have the DVI/HDMI converter cable that came with my OPPO DVD player and will try it with that cable directly into the HDMI input on the display.CAUTION:
Do ALOT of research on HTPC, learn about using custom timings and resolutions BEFORE trying this and start out conservatively so that you don't damage the display.
Some good links that I have found in the course of researching this are:
The AVS forums on HTPC and HD GamingPowerstrip FAQPowerstrip Timings 101NVIDIA's PureVideoMore on NVIDIA's PureVideoTiger Dave's Widescreen Gaming List
Once I get my set I'll do a quick review and after I play aroud with the PC connection and resolutions and timings specific to it I'll post those as well.
I looked at the manual (link to PDF version earlier in this thread) and it states:
The HDMI input on the Toshiba recieves "digital audio and uncompressed digital video from an HDMI device or uncompressed digital video from a DVI device.
This input is designed to accept HDCP program material in digital form from EIA/CEA-861/861B - compliant consumer electronic devices.
The HDMI input is designed for best performance with 720p signals but will also accept and display 1080i, 480i, and 480p signals
In my NVIDIA driver's advanced settings there are pre-configured and custom settings for many 861B timings and resolutions. There is also the ability to manually set custom timings and resolutions. Powerstrip allows much of the same - probably more. Some of these settings include 1080p. Although the manual and posts on the forum have said these MX series' can not take native 1080p signals ..... I wonder.......
Starting on page 85 of the manual it also indicates alot of flexibility for PQ adjustments as follows:
MPEG Noise Reduction
CableClear -digital noise reduction
Color Temp - cool, medium, warm
Lamp Mode - low, high
Some posts in other threads about these displays inaccurately reported very limited ability to adjust these types of settings. I suspect that is because in store displays they lock out access to the advanced menus.....