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I was wondering what the best resolution to set my PC for for playing games is.


I have a custom Powerstrip resolution for 856x480 for my Panny 42" (model 4B) I use for desktop use. I assumed this to be the best choice. However if I choose a higher resolution and let the plasma scale it back down I get a much smoother image.


Any ideas?
 

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Originally posted by martinpeter
I was wondering what the best resolution to set my PC for for playing games is.


I have a custom Powerstrip resolution for 856x480 for my Panny 42" (model 4B) I use for desktop use. I assumed this to be the best choice. However if I choose a higher resolution and let the plasma scale it back down I get a much smoother image.


Any ideas?
Most games will switch the desktop to what it wants. If the game has a 16x9 setting, like GTA, then use it. GTA is the only game I have played so far, and that didn't last long when the wife saw my 3 and 4 1/2 year old watching me play it!


All I was doing was driving around in the tank using cheat mode, and kind of blowing a couple of cars up. Maybe it was the "scream" going through my stereo receiver when I ran over someone that did it...


Now I do hear that the XBox going in at 720p on a 6UY, and with a 16x9 oriented game is breathtaking.
 

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jeepman, I'd guess Carmageddon's out of the question then, huh :D. I played that last week on my 4uy and it looked pretty good.
 

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856x480 for me too. And remember to have the same refresh rate as the desktop. Otherwise it won't fit properly on screen when you enter a game.


Antialiasing should also be enabled.
 

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However, if you can't do antialiasing in the hardware setting a higher resolution might give you some anti-aliasing based on the plasma scaling. Having said that, I always attempt to run at the plasma native resolution because of clarity issues. Of course with the clarity comes some amount of jaggies especially when you are 4 feet from a 50 inch screen.
 
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