[oclug] Video Output to TV
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Thu Feb 10 13:05:31 EST 2005
On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 05:46:07PM +0000, Mark Harrison (Groups) wrote:
> Compare ANY of those numbers to VGA, and you realise the problem.
Agreed. Even at 640x480, when I hook my laptop up to a non-HDTV
screen (no HDTV to try on), I'm lucky if I can guess the characters in
my 10x20 large-size terminal font well enough to type.
On the other hand, pictures, movies, and TV shows look great with that
setup, particularly from a distance. These are, after all, what the
TV is meant for.
Conversely, I play console games on my ATI all-in-one card to my
monitor. Oddly enough, I could swear that I'm getting beyond-TV
resolution, because it looks excellent on my VGA monitor. Either way,
I can tell you there's definitely a difference between composite video
(Of course, the card's default and fastest deinterlacing mode is odd
and causes the entire image to jiggle slightly. But even odder is
that the human eye can compensate completely for that, such that I
only notice it when I actually look for it. Weird.)
p.s. Yes, playing console games through my computer is how I managed
to ditch Microsoft Windows, PC games, and the PC game 'hardware
upgrade tax'. The bonus is, now all my games automatically
support both fullscreen and windowed mode. ;)
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