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I think it comes down to whether you'll use a PC with either of them. I get the impression that the Pioneers were originally designed with PCs in mind, since the 43" (which I have) is 1024x768, the 50" is 1280x768, and they wouldn't originally accept video via DVI, only PC signals.


Nowadays, if you wanted to use a PC with it, you should realize that the Pioneers (and anyone else doing 1280x768) doesn't have square pixels, i.e. the physical dimensions of the panel are 16:9, but the pixel ratio is more like 15:9. This means that if you drive it with 1280x768 from a PC, circles would be slightly squashed. I don't know if it would be an issue or not. Note that the internal scaler will handle everything else, and a circle will be a circle for video feeds.


On the other hand, 720p is 1280x720, so it doesn't require any horizontal scaling to fit the Pioneers. Personally, I don't feel this is an issue.
 

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On the other hand, 720p is 1280x720, so it doesn't require any horizontal scaling to fit the Pioneers. Personally, I don't feel this is an issue.
The Pioneer 50" is 1280x768. So how does 720p not require any horizontal scaling? Still learning the basics. :(
 

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The Pioneer 50" is 1280x768. So how does 720p not require any horizontal scaling? Still learning the basics. :(
Both 1280x720 (720p) and 1280x768 are 1280 pixels wide - panel width matches signal width.


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1280X768 is not 16:9, it's 15X9. 1366X768 is a perfect 16:9. Why don't others do it? Cost!
 

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how about having 1280 x 720??? Would it kill a manufacturer to actually -match- the format?? There are plenty of video cards that can do 1280x720, so I don't see a real problem with being computer compatible.


Obviously, if either the pixel width is different from 1280 or the hight is different from 720, using a 720p source, you will have some sclaing going on.
 

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I'm running 1280x768 on my LCDTV and the difference between 15:9 and 16:9 is fairly insignificant. However, I don't like the little black bars on the top and bottom when watching DVD's so I ignore the aspect ratio when watching DVD's and it fills the screen for 16:9 viewing.
 

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So, if I output 1280x768 from a DVD player's DVI-D interface into a 50" Pioneer plasma's DVI-D interface will I get a perfect circle?
Pardon my ignorance but will the plasma accept 1280x768 over DVI? The PDP4340/5040HD, over HDMI, only accept 1920x1080i, 720x480p, 1280x720p, and 720x480i ("PC signals are out of correspondence").
 

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Far as I understand with the DVI, it should accept PC output from your vid card that will give you the 1280x768 if your vid card or system board will allow for that resolution. Most only show a 1280x720 image because of the aspect ratio of most monitors but should allow a 1280x768 image.


And I'm not aware of a DVD player that will output a true 1280x768 image. A 1280x720 through upconversion, but not 768 vertical lines. Maybe I'm wrong about that. Anyone know?
 

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Pardon my ignorance but will the plasma accept 1280x768 over DVI? The PDP4340/5040HD, over HDMI, only accept 1920x1080i, 720x480p, 1280x720p, and 720x480i ("PC signals are out of correspondence").
The 503CMX will accept NR 1280x768 via its DVI-D port
 

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Far as I understand with the DVI, it should accept PC output from your vid card that will give you the 1280x768 if your vid card or system board will allow for that resolution. Most only show a 1280x720 image because of the aspect ratio of most monitors but should allow a 1280x768 image.


And I'm not aware of a DVD player that will output a true 1280x768 image. A 1280x720 through upconversion, but not 768 vertical lines. Maybe I'm wrong about that. Anyone know?
Its my understanding that the Momitsu 880 and 880N will output 1280x768 as well as other custom resolutions out of its DVI port.
 
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