Originally Posted by Neonmod
With the above comment, when you are playing 1080P video (HD-BR etc..)your PC is downscaling this to 1366x768 and not outputting 1080P to the display, but 1366x768, correct or are you saying that when you play 1080P the output resolution switches from 1366x768 to 1080P?
Yes, it receives the 1080 content from the source and downscale
to "fit" in 1366x768 resolution of the physical display. Keep in mind, the Plasmas have fixed display resolution, unlike the computer CRT monitors.
What's even more important is that when you set your display to 720p or 1080i the 1080 contents you run will still
be "downscaled" to fit a 1366x768 display. This doesn't only apply to DVI/VGA for PCs, but for TV signals(720p, 1080i&p) as well.
way to get true 1080p is to purchase the 1080p physical display.
BTW, you can output the desktop resolution via DVI higher than 1366x768, 1080x1920 can be done but only as interlaced.
Yes, I know that.
The option is available in the display property.
But why should I do that?
I don't want to. That will make desktop image like crap, blurry, blurry texts. The point I was making to you was that when you intend to run PC via VGA/DVI you should stick with the TV's native resolution. If you go out of the native resolution the images and texts will be deterriated and will cause blurriness. THat is the whole point why the user shouldn't be doing that.
But if you are going to use it strictly for watching "broadcasts" all the time, yea, go with the 720p or 1080i setting. I won't stop you.
Also, I wasn't trying to push you to go with the DVI connection. I was telling you if you want to use DVI, use it the right way for the application you are applying. Same goes for the other signal types.
unfortunatley VGA is washed out and less sharp on the phd8 to that of Component, so i have to use component.
That is not quite true....
The VGA is better than the Component, in general. Component has the filtering that makes the images softer, by smoothing out the jagginess caused by pixelations due to low video resolution. The bad is the blurriness. The images are too soft and blurry. The VGA doesn't go through the extra filtering which helps with providing the better and more defined image. Using high quality cables are important. Some crappy VGA cables are not worth anything, same goes for the Component. Try some better quality SVGA(UXGA/WXGA rated) cables. The screenshots I posted for the 7UY before I sold my 9UK are here starting page 1 in this thread. The VGA can be very powerful tool, not just the functionality and flexibility but the "performance of the PQ" of it.
I also forgot to mention that since you want to be using PS3 and hook it up to your 8UK you should be using HDMI or Component. If it has the VGA out, then fine, use it if you want. In this type application you want to set it to 720p or 1080i/p. But once again, this is not for PC so you can't use 1:1 pixel mapping. We know that.
Also if you're going to be using PS3 and HDMI, you don't want to use HDMI-to-DVI cable. Once again, that can only hurt the image quality because there is more conversion going on. For HDMI, stick with HDMI-to-HDMI. For DVI, stick with DVI-to-DVI. For VGA, stick with VGA-to-VGA. Avoid conversions.