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PostNew PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:28 am

Hey y'all,

I recently got a new PC with a 1920x1080 resolution (24") fully HD monitor. When I watch HD stuff on it there is a fair amount of blurring and I'm sure from seeing adverts for HD in shops and stuff that it's supposed to be pretty clear. I remember a friend saying he could make out individual blades of grass in football games on his TV, whereas I was just watching FlashForward and I noticed that in a close up mugshot the stubble on the guy's face was blurred, along with a lot of other things.

Do I need one of those special cable thingies?

Thanks,

Goldomov, Oblincense and Myrrhblomov
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EDIT - I'm really not great with PCs, so if there's any technical gubbins involved I'll need it spelling out!

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:05 am

If you're using HDMI or DVI, then you should already have everything you need. I'd question the quality of the file you're watching, to be honest.

Grab something pristene, like a blu-ray disc (or rip thereof, if you have no blu-ray drive) to check how well it handles full quality files.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Trinity » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:40 am

Yeah, the lead makes the difference. If it's VGA, it's gonna look a bit blurry.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:10 pm

TheTurnipKing wrote:If you're using HDMI or DVI,


Not a clue whether I'm using either of them...

TheTurnipKing wrote:I'd question the quality of the file you're watching, to be honest.

Grab something pristene, like a blu-ray disc (or rip thereof, if you have no blu-ray drive) to check how well it handles full quality files.


This could be the issue... Do you have a link to such a file that I could test out?

Does this mean I won't be able to watch Lost in full HD goodness when the new season starts? :(


Tiny Trin wrote:Yeah, the lead makes the difference. If it's VGA, it's gonna look a bit blurry.


How can I determine whether I'm using a VGA lead?

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Trinity » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:04 pm

VGA

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DVI-D

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Trinity » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:06 pm

Goldomov, Oblincense and Myrrhblomov wrote:Hey y'all,

I recently got a new PC with a 1920x1080 resolution (24") fully HD monitor. When I watch HD stuff on it there is a fair amount of blurring and I'm sure from seeing adverts for HD in shops and stuff that it's supposed to be pretty clear. I remember a friend saying he could make out individual blades of grass in football games on his TV, whereas I was just watching FlashForward and I noticed that in a close up mugshot the stubble on the guy's face was blurred, along with a lot of other things.

Do I need one of those special cable thingies?

Thanks,

Goldomov, Oblincense and Myrrhblomov
:D


EDIT - I'm really not great with PCs, so if there's any technical gubbins involved I'll need it spelling out!



If your gfx card hasn't got hdmi or DVI out then you aren't going to get a HD picture.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by $ilva $hadow » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:30 pm

It would also help if you posted what monitor you bought as well as take a quick picture of what cable you're using and throw a link to what you're watching.

I have a 1920x1080 monitor and I can see everything. Even little marks on the skin of actors and that. I use the DVI cable for PC and HDMI for consoles.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Turok » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:33 pm

$ilva $hadow wrote:Even little marks on the skin of actors and that.


I just got myself a 1980x1080 screen and now you've said that I can't wait to watch porn on it. :mrgreen:

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:58 pm

http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.as ... KEY=560668

That's the one I got, with the monitor size upgrade. I'd be willing to splash out on a new graphics card if it's required, as long as it's not too expensive.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by $ilva $hadow » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:24 pm

I hope you don't think that all the old videos you may have are suddenly going to increase in resolution themself and be more clear. You have to be watching HD content to see the difference.

That monitor will be fine. You don't need a new graphics card.

What connection you using and what are you watching? Download any 1080p video, look on torrents or google for a 1080p video and you'll notice the difference. Even if it's VGA you should be getting good picture.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:35 pm

Well I saw that the FlashForward file was labelled as HD so I just expected it to be...

I'll download one of the trailers from that link after I've eaten. Thanks for the help guys. :)

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Trinity » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:26 pm

Goldomov, Oblincense and Myrrhblomov wrote:Well I saw that the FlashForward file was labelled as HD so I just expected it to be...

I'll download one of the trailers from that link after I've eaten. Thanks for the help guys. :)



I got the same monitor as you (I also sold Fatal Exception the 22" version) - Very happy with it. It has dvi and HDMI sockets.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Winckle » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:03 am

Goldomov, Oblincense and Myrrhblomov wrote:Well I saw that the FlashForward file was labelled as HD so I just expected it to be...

I'll download one of the trailers from that link after I've eaten. Thanks for the help guys. :)

Are you sure it wasn't a release with HDTV in the name? That refers to the source. HD tv shows are usually put in .mkv files. If you pirate a video that ends in .mkv it's probably going to be HD.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Green Gecko » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:09 am

Yeah a file labelled "HD" often just means higher quality or that it was encoded from an originally HD source.

A full 1080p feature or programme-length file should be fairly large (at least a few hundred MB). I guess it is difficult to know if something is the original 1080p resolution without the place you got it from explicitly stating it is full 1080p.

You can get "HD/1080p" videos that are compressed enough that they just don't look HD anymore.

I doubt it's a problem with your monitor unless the resolution isn't set to 1920x1080 yet.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Trinity » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:16 am

Green Gecko wrote:Yeah a file labelled "HD" often just means higher quality or that it was encoded from an originally HD source.

A full 1080p feature or programme-length file should be fairly large (at least a few hundred MB). I guess it is difficult to know if something is the original 1080p resolution without the place you got it from explicitly stating it is full 1080p.

You can get "HD/1080p" videos that are compressed enough that they just don't look HD anymore.

I doubt it's a problem with your monitor unless the resolution isn't set to 1920x1080 yet.



Typically BRR (bluray rips) are about 2.2GB @720p or 6GB at 1080p. BRR files are ideal for converting to non-hd dvd files as the quality is excellent.

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:17 pm

Thanks, guys. I got some proper high definition stuff and it does look great. :D

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Rightey » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:20 am

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PostRe: New PC with HD monitor query
by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:47 am

You think you've got it bad? I have to put up with it all the time! :o

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