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all info is good, i just find that threads like these help consolidate info and stop the same questions being asked over and over again.
 
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quite a few likes, but no suggestions on what to expand upon/add next? c'mon guys!

I use a 32"" sony bravia and read your guide with interest, most i knew already but its good to have someone else agree with my thoughts , as far as comments and improvements

my hdtv has 4 available pixle formats

YcBcr4,4,4
YcBcr4,2,2
R,G,B4,4,4
R,G,B4,2,2

its allways auto set itself to YcBcr4,2,2 but i allways change this to RGB4,4,4 pc standard RGB

over HDMI of course, im not entirely sure of the advantages of each , or which would be best
 

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I have dealt alot with TV's as PC monitors (using a 32in samsung right now over HDMI and it looks really nice, very clear text). if your wanting 1920*1080, then make sure it can do 1920*1080 in VGA (easy way to indicate that it is a true 1080 TV. Most will only do 1366*768 but claim to be a 1080p tv. When using HDMI you need to have 1:1 pixle mapping enabled (this setting is labaled different by manufacturers if supported, for me it was the screen fit mode). If not the image will be scaled and blurry. And adjust your scaling option in you video driver control panel.
 
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When using HDMI you need to have 1:1 pixle mapping enabled (this setting is labaled different by manufacturers if supported, for me it was the screen fit mode). If not the image will be scaled and blurry. And adjust your scaling option in you video driver control panel.

erm most of what you said is in the OP but your 1;1 mapping bit isnt, so why are you saying this? what leads you to say this (facts), ive obviously tried all four pixel modes and the only noticeable difference is slight colour hue changes and im after reasons/facts not just an opinion ,no offense i would like to know
 

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Simple, 1:1 pixle mapping was not listed in this thread, its good information to have. It does not change the color hue it change the stretching of this picture on the screen. Its usually with the settings like Wide, Zoom, etc. Its directly realted to overscanning. More info over here at the AVSforums, also i good list of TV's that support this feature. http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=748074
 

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I use a 32"" sony bravia and read your guide with interest, most i knew already but its good to have someone else agree with my thoughts , as far as comments and improvements

my hdtv has 4 available pixle formats

YcBcr4,4,4
YcBcr4,2,2
R,G,B4,4,4
R,G,B4,2,2

its allways auto set itself to YcBcr4,2,2 but i allways change this to RGB4,4,4 pc standard RGB

over HDMI of course, im not entirely sure of the advantages of each , or which would be best


IIRC RGB 4,4,4,4 is best since it has a larger color spectrum than the others. i dont know the full details on that one.


and really, i missed 1:1? i thought that was covered
 

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not sure if this fits in this thread but i think it does....

simple question...

if my motherboard has onboard "good/great" audio like how gigabyte and asus boards have xfi and other good onboard audio chips, not regular realtek/soundmax chips, but i use HDMI from my video card, an asus 6950 DCuII, do i get the xfi quality sound to my TV/receiver? or does the video card have its own audio chip and own quality of sound?

im using a samsung 8000 series 55" LED tv and harmon kardon receiver
 

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If you're using HDMI, you're sending a digital feed so it really doesn't matter. The DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) in the TV matters. The Harmon Kardon receiver likely has good DACs so I'd send the audio signal there.

Alternatively, you could put the video signal anywhere and plug the analog audio cables from the X-Fi into the receiver. It is more complicated to do that and creates a wire mess but it gives you more control over the audio via the X-Fi chip.

If you never use the features of the X-Fi chip (like CMSS, environmental effects, etc.) I'd just keep it simple and use HDMI.
 

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what ford said. the video cards have their own digital only sound card, so the onboard is completely ignored/negated.
 
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So ordering a
PHILIPS 32PFL5007H LED 32", FULL HD, 400HZ PMR, i am loosing money?

(presently I have a 32" 100hz LCD Philips and i love it, but it is HOT and not 100% good for text reading)
 
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