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I have a 32" Insigna Plasma TV in my room that I use for gaming. When I initially purchased it I was under the impression that it was a 720p set and treated it as such. Later I noticed that my PS3 recognized it as going up to 1080p so I figured "awesome, what the hell?" and bumped it. Same thing happened when I purchased my 360 in September; it recognized 1080p so thats how I set it.


A friend later told me that some sets marked 720p run at a slightly higher resolution of 1376x768 and that the console sometimes incorrrectly detect this as 1080p. I also did a lot of research into the best version of multiplats (eurogamers digital foundary) and a few of the articles stated that since most games run natively at 720p, upscaling it to run at 1080p can some time produce performance issues; more noticebly screen tearing and some times even frame rate drops.


Now my question is, since I don't have true 1080p on my plasma, should I change the console settings on both my Ps3 and 360 to scale the image at the proper 720p? Will this give me an overall better image? My 360 also recognizes the 1376x768 resolution but when I set it the color levels and contrast were all messed up? Should I set my 360 to 768p and mess around the the setting?
 

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yea when i play my xbox 360 it automatically sets it to 1376x768 and thats what seems to give me the best quality.. when i try 1080p or 720p the color levels are messed up. my tv is a 42" 720p
 

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The 360 would make no difference at all. It has it's own internal scaler that takes care of all that. That being said, it's best to set to the native resolution of your display. It may recognize 1080p, but it might not truly display it. Which it would then scale to it's native resolution anyway. Less scaling is always better.
 

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That plasma is probably 1024x768p.

LCDs that size are 1366x768p.

It has been a while, if ever, since 32" flat panels used 1280x720p.


As I've said on several occasions, TV makers calling any non-1920x1080p TV: '720p', is incorrect; it misleads people into setting up their systems incorrectly, or should I say, not optimally. However, the TV's specs. should have the actual resolution listed.
 

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As far as I can remember, with very few exceptions the only true 720P sets were DLPs. They were generally 1280x720 native resolution. Rear projection LCDs, Plasmas, and LCD flat panels usually have either 1024x768 or 1366x768 native resolution.


The reference to 720P came from the closest matching broadcast format.
 

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Originally Posted by videoguy60467 /forum/post/19558331


As far as I can remember, with very few exceptions the only true 720P sets were DLPs. They were generally 1280x720 native resolution. Rear projection LCDs, Plasmas, and LCD flat panels usually have either 1024x768 or 1366x768 native resolution.

AFAIK, all the 720 DLPs, were, indeed, 1280x720. Later there were 1920x1080 TVs, as well.


LCD RPTVs started out 1366x768, but after a few years, when they released some 1920x1080 TVs, the lesser models became 1280x720, for a few years.


The eventual result was LCD RPTV and DLP RPTV competing at the same two resolutions of 1920x1080 and 1280x720.


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The reference to 720P came from the closest matching broadcast format.

Well, obvously.
However, it just would've been much better to call the TVs what they are; it is only few more characters in an advertisement. The specs., otherwise, list the correct resolution.


Even some people who bother to read the specs., set their HD box to 720p, thinking it must be better for a 1366x768p TV, thinking it is close enough, because the TV is called '720p', after all. Many of us find the 1080i setting better, when we don't feel like changing the resolution to match the program; and when 'native' isn't an option.
 
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