I have a 55" Phillips LCoS HDTV that I would like to hook my PC up to for gaming, DVD playback, possible HDTV tuning / DVR, and general use. Like many, I tried this initally and got the dreaded 640x480 resolution. I have been surfing around the net and this site looking for LCoS specific information to no avail.
The sets native resoltion is 1,280 x 720 and it should support 1,280 x 1,024 PC feeds per the following:
"With its native 1,280 x 720 pixel resolution and a multitude of analog and digital inputs, the TV accepts high-resolution pictures from DTV set-top boxes, PCs, DVD players, and other devices, including both 1080i HD signals and 1,280 x 1,024 PC feeds. All standard-definition interlaced video signals are treated to Philips' PixelPlus line doubling, which turns them into near-high-definition (HD) images. By doubling the number of lines and the number of pixels per line, PixelPlus enhances both regular TV broadcasts and DVD inputs for unparalleled sharpness and depth."
I have a DVI input as well as the DB15 VGA Input (Dedicated PC Input) I'm not entirely sure, but I'm thinking that the 1280 x 1024 PC Feed Phillips mentions is by using the VGA Input. The owners manual says not to use the DVI input for PC use, and to use the actual PC input. I'm thinking that with Powerstrip I do not need to heed this warning though.
I guess my question here is if anyone has experience getting this setup. Will Powerstrip allow me to run the HDTV in a higher resolution, or am I stuck at 640x480? My current video card is a POS. However, if anyone thinks this is going to work than I'm going to buy the GIGABYTE Geforce 7800GT for the system to be setup as a dedicated HTPC.
Thank you for any assistance and setup tips you can provide.
Regards - Matt
Note: I also posted this to the Powerstrip Forum a few moments ago, just trying to get the most comprehensive advice possible for this.