Thanks for posting the link to the manual. We see the details of the displays input capability:
The high performance PC DVI-I input connector is missing from almost all rear projection displays. But there is one exception. Lets look at the specifications for the Mitsubishi 831 series. Digital done almost perfectly right:
HDMI standard connector*
60 Hz: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
24 Hz30 Hz,, 60 Hz: 1080p
* The HDMI inputs on this TV are not intended for use with personal computers or devices outputting video signals with computer resolutions.
PC DVI-I Input**:
VGA (640 x 480, 60 Hz)
W-VGA (848 x 480, 60 Hz)
SVGA (800 x 600, 60 Hz)
W-SVGA (1064 x 600, 60 Hz)
XGA (1024 x 768, 60 Hz)
1280 x 720, 60 Hz
SXGA (1280 x 1024, 60 Hz)
1920 x 1080 (24 Hz, 30 Hz, 60 Hz)
WXGA (1360 x 768, 60 Hz)
**not for use with other audio/video products
Note that both the HDMI and DVI-I connectors accept 1920*1080, 24Hz which is the native encode rate for the new HD discs.
Mitsubishi 2007 displays were designed to be used with computers. Why?
because the displays electronics and lens have the contrast, clarity and resolution and bandwidth to clearly display single pixel wide text at the panels native resolution. Special thanks go to the designers who made first class, high caliber design decisions here.
Hopefully these cost-cut shortcomings in other displays are now all the more obvious to see. Think of what you could own the next time you see the obsolete 1366*768 crap analog VGA connector thrown in as an afterthought.
The only improvement is that Mits should fine tune the optical magnification so that the full 1920*1080 pixels are displayed and cover 100% of the screen. There is no need for ANY overscan. Maybe next year.