Originally Posted by keeper130
I have had the 4095 since it came out, and I love it. I do have a few questions: I run this as my monitor for my computer using DVI to HDMI of course, but for some reason using the HDMI port I cant set the monitor to 1080p (the monitor says it cant be supported) although that res runs find on VGA.
Has anyone tried this set with the PS3, opinions? I am considering the PS3 and XBOX 360 and I cant decide :-(, I think the PS3 has a promising future, but the 360 feels like a better system today. What is the word on 1080p, how does this monitor truly handle it... do we know if it interlaces it and then upconverts it? I have been nervous ever since I got this monitor, and wonder if i should had waited a year or more for the 1080p issues to become better understood... thanks!
Not sure why your PC can not sync up using HDMI but this is one of the reasons Samsung does not support PC connetions via HDMI. Its just not tested with all the PC video cards and its probably not quite bullet proof. The other reason is of course the 2% overscan with HDMI. Some video cards (nVidea) can handle this but others will not. The bottom line is, this is not the best monitor to use as a traditional PC monitor. However, it will make an excellent home theater PC since home theater GUIs take that overscan into account.
The monitor handles 1080P just fine with both component (Xbox 360) and HDMI (as far as I know since I don't have a PS3). The TV is a 1080P display so everything ends up 1080P. All LCDs have only one native resolution that everything is displayed as.
When you set the 360 to output 1080P* the TV will not do much (other than 2% overscan) and the image looks great. PS3 will be much the same as far as I can tell. There is some quirk at the moment with 1080i displays and the PS3 but since this TV handles both 1080P and 720P just fine I think this TV will be equally good with the PS3.
Waiting a year is never a bad move since the technology will be better and cheaper but if you want to buy now I don't think its that big of an issue with the newest TVs like this one. What will improve (in a year or more) is lighting tech for LCD which will allow better black levels etc.
But I have had this TV for a few months now and I have had not problem with 1080P with the Xbox 1080i with the Cable box etc.
* Yes you do need the online update to set the output to 1080P.
P.S. The 360 does not do 1080P with its new HD DVD player except via VGA. Only games are 1080P over component. It does do 1080i with the HD DVD which is just fine. Since HD DVD movies are not even 1080P in the first place it just means that you TV is doing the line doubling instead of the 360. Its really not that much different and the results look pretty sweet. Even though it can do 1080P HD DVD over VGA I would not recommend VGA with the 360 and this TV. You can see my earlier post for the reason.