i think herr_howard is right. the max resolution is get is limited by the capability of your panel and the video of your computer.
about cabling- the PIOs come with a dedicated PC input which accepts 15PIN D-type connector (commonly available as monitor cable). if your computer has monitor out (most laptop do) you will be able to connect the two and get the resolution supported by your system.
if you are using a laptop with XP or Vista, as soon as you connect an external monitor (in this case your TV), you may be asked (on your computer) to choose a resolution (2 or 3 choices)...try different ones and see what you like.
this is how i connect my laptop to the pioneer
if you don't have 15pin mon out but DVI, you can use DVI>HDMI cable and the resolution should not be a problem. (i have not tried this but people have posted this as a good option)
Originally Posted by j33569
i am wiring a new house right now and we are 1 week away from drywall. here's the question, i am going to be purchasing pioneer plasmas which i'd like to integrate w/ some of my pc's, what is the necessary cable (which will go in-wall before the drywall goes up) to get the highest resolution possible on the pioneer plasmas? thanks a ton in advance!!!!! jay
Originally Posted by herr_howard
Um...won't the 'maximum resolution' be a function of the maximum resolution your computer's video card can pump out combined with the maximum resolution your TV can display? I mean, if you have a card with HDMI output, you might want to use HDMI cables. If your TVs will have an RCA connection, you might want to use that instead.
I think the smarter guys in the forum will want to know things like:
-What kind of Pioneer sets will you have
-How long is the 'run' between your PCs and your TVs
-What kind of video cards do you have in your set
-What will be your primary function of running the PCs to the TVs
Sorry I can't answer a little more directly, but I think you see the point. Only thing to remember is anything that has to go in a wall has to be shielded, otherwise it might not pass the pre-drywall inspection
about inspection- i was any low voltage cable like CAT5 for data or monitor cable or video cable does have to pass any insepection...only 120V AC wiring has codes...??