Originally Posted by Isochroma
You seem to be assuming that I'm some uninformed person - you're wrong. First, your display is 1024x720:http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs...s&displayTab=S
Second, I'm not talking about interlaced. Your graphics card is sending 960x514 progressive to a panel which physically has 1024x720 progressive pixels. So you are losing 6.25% horizontal resolution and 28.61% vertical.
In other words, your graphics card is outputting a total of 494,440 pixels, while the display can show a total of 737,280. So, your available resolution is only 67% of the panel's capabilities.
I'll spot ya on the 1024x720...even though I have a printout from Panny that says 1024x768 and found many other websites that tout it as such, lol. Nevertheless, can't argue with the spec sheet from the source that's posted now.
But as far as native resolution goes, what am I really missing? My panel may very well do 1024x720 native from a pc. But it's my notebook that has limited resolution output. There's only so many custom resolutions you can try with success, and even then you have to get the horizontal and vertical rates spot on for the panel to accept them. My Dell notebook uses the Radeon Mobility 9000 chipset. Before I could do anything with it, I had to mod the drivers to use standard Catalyst, but even that's no guarantee the thing will output what you want. 960x514 looks damn good on this thing. Now, if I had a desktop pc hooked up that had a much larger gamut of output resolutions, I might very well be able to do native resolution input to the Panny. So, that's an open question.
The panel you want to buy is still a 1024x720. Even at a 1366x768 input, you're still going to get scaled down.
Additionally, my panel has ATSC and NTSC tuners built in, plus speakers. Yours will be bare bones. So, while I'm sure it will look great, you do get what you pay for. Not even sure the one you want will be available in the timeframe you're talking about, because mine has already been superceded by the 60 series most places.
But all in all, it really doesn't matter. I couldn't be happier with mine. Ok, I'd like better zoom/just/full aspect looks (think they could do a more intelligent job stretching/scaling SD), and a couple of other minor issues. But like I said, I bought it primarily for watching HD and movies, with the PC just an added extra. I'm happy.