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1080p gaming on 1024*768 Plasma TV?

by Chlagadouga / August 21, 2013 10:40 AM PDT

Hello folks!

My topic may seem a little bit old-fashioned but we dont all have that much money to buy the latest full hd tv set, as I do (or don't) Happy

I'm thinking about buying a new Panasonic Plasma TV (TX-P42C3E) with a 1024*768 native resolution and I was wondering: Can I play at 1080p with it with my PC or PS3? it is ready or suitable for the upcoming PS4? any other recommedation?

Looking forwards to your answers friends! Wink

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Ok, so what make you think...
by Oldartq / August 21, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

PS4 require a 1080P resolution? The website I went to didn't say anything about that.

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DO NOT BUY.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2013 1:40 AM PDT
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/720p writes "The term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, thus implying a resolution of 1280 x 720"

This model FAILS to get the 1280 so in my opinion better be free or cheap enough that you won't feel burned.
Bob
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by Pepe7 / August 23, 2013 1:23 PM PDT
In reply to: DO NOT BUY.

What happens with many plasmas (especially older ones that are only 720p) is that they have rectangular shaped pixels to assist with creating the better widescreen aspect ratio. So in this regard they do not have to be 1280x720 to be effective. 1024x768 works just fine on these.

Re-read the OP's first sentence, and incorporate the fact that he's looking at a 2-3 yr old model, likely sold at a hefty discount today. If the price is right, I don't see the issue per se, although playing back lots of static images like you see gaming IME pushes me toward looking at low end LCD for those on a budget.

cheers,
P

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Thanks for that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 1:05 PM PDT

I still see so much wrong with this choice and would only do it if it was free or the cost of a few happy meals.
Bob

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