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I just bought a Samsung T220HD TV from Costco. It is 22" and the picture is awesome. I use the TV for my PS3 and use a HDMI cable and also just use it for cable TV. The resolution of the TV is 1680 x 1050. I heard that is a PC resolution. The TV says, "The T220HD features a built-in digital HDTV tuner capable of HD 1080p, a USB hub and 2 HDMI connections.". So does this mean I can achieve 1080p using a PS3 as well as watching TV? Well I know not while watching Cable TV since I do not have HD. But what I want to know is will this display at 1080p on my PS3 too? I have the settings for HDMI and 1080p/1080i/720p/480p and it choses which is the best. The picture looks awesome and I can't really tell if it is at 1080p or not since I never had a HDTV.


The TV is listed on newegg and samsung website. I don't think I can link due to my amount of posts.
 

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Since the native res is 1680x1050 it doesn't really support 1080p (1920x1080) since it can't display it.


It MAY support the input of 1080p but it will down scale it for the native res.
 

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So for games for the PS3 that support 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p it will not display any other those rather something in between?
 

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Originally Posted by RevToTheRedline /forum/post/14176747


It MAY support the input of 1080p but it will down scale it for the native res.

And if it does that then it is between 720p and 1080p, which would be pretty nice.
 

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Yeah well this is my first HDTV so coming from a SDTV that was $60 the picture to me is INSANE and I love it. I just wanted to clear the air with this though. But for anyone know these TVs can you change between the TV displaying 7209/1080i/Or between 720p and 1080p possibly? I can just change it in my PS3 settings and not sure how to on my TV.
 

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So would it be considered 1050p
? Since it is in between.

Actually 945p because the screen is 16:10 not 16:9, so you have to recalculate the vertical resolution.


Just try changing your PS3 to 1080p and if the TV accepts it, cool beans, if it doesn't then just stick with 720p. You don't have to change anything on the TV, it just does the best it can with whatever the incoming signal is.
 

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Oh alright. Well on the PS3 you select what you want to use: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and you can select all the boxes and it uses the best one. And I do believe it is using 1080p right now.


But I found something cool on my TV today. I have regualr old cable with no HD channels, but since this has a HD TV Tuner it picks up more stations than usual so I get 53 music stations and a few other channels. Well when you are on a channel you can click the info button and it doesn't say like 720p or anything since it isnt HD, but one of the channels I picked up I hit info and it says 720p. So I guess I have ONE HD channel, it is ESPN so I am happy.



Might need to pick up some DirectTV with HD or something it looks amazing.
 

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Well I can change the display so it shows 16:9. I just click the picture size button and there is different ones for 4:3, 'wide' (which fills screen, zoom, and 16:9.
 

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Now ask yourself... Does 1080P really matter on a 22" screen?

Perhaps if you're sitting less than 3 feet from the screen?


 

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Now ask yourself... Does 1080P really matter on a 22" screen?

I just want to know what it is when I am talking to people about it. lol

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Perhaps if you're sitting less than 3 feet from the screen?



I sit about 6 feet from the screen.
 

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FYI everything on your TV will be scaled to the 1680X1050 resolution for display. The nature of a fixed resolution flat panel is that everything is scaled except a signal in the exact native resolution itself - and you will only get 1680X1050 from a PC or Mac.
 

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FYI everything on your TV will be scaled to the 1680X1050 resolution for display. The nature of a fixed resolution flat panel is that everything is scaled except a signal in the exact native resolution itself - and you will only get 1680X1050 from a PC or Mac.

Alright if everything is scaled to that resolution then what would my TV be? I know a previous poster said 954p I believe, but he said my tv was 16:10 when it is actually 16:9. Well I can make it 16:9.
 

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Now ask yourself... Does 1080P really matter on a 22" screen?

If you are trying to work a computer and need more resolution than 720p will provide, the answer is YES. If your watching the boob-tube, probably not. I guess it depends on your application, right?
 

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Alright if everything is scaled to that resolution then what would my TV be? I know a previous poster said 954p I believe, but he said my tv was 16:10 when it is actually 16:9. Well I can make it 16:9.

Your tv using the hdtv tuner will be 1080p, your pc resolution will be 1680 x 1050, it tells you all this on newegg where I presume you bought it???
 

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Your tv using the hdtv tuner will be 1080p, your pc resolution will be 1680 x 1050, it tells you all this on newegg where I presume you bought it???

Well, I bought it at Costco, but I mentioned newegg so people can take a look at the specs. The reason I was asking all this though was because I never got a straight answer. So my PS3 wont be 1080p then, just the TV? I am using HDMI for my PS3.
 

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Yes, your PS3 will diplay full 1080p resolution playing Bluray discs!!!
 

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And games that support the 1080p I am guessing. I hope you are right, if anyone wants to clear the air, because seems people are confused on this TV about that.
 

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Now ask yourself... Does 1080P really matter on a 22" screen?

Not at all, I've watched 108op bluray on my 24" iMac and it really doesnt make a difference to me, I will be one of those people to say 1080p is only useful 40+ inches
 
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