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10-24-2007, 04:52 AM
Hello :>

I'm trying to find a nice 40" (or thereabouts) TV with which to play Warcraft. I've never bought one of these beasties before and I could use some advice..
I'm told 1080p is essential, and also something called "per-pixel mapping" is handy for if I have a PC plugged into it. I think the former is related to the display resolution but I've no idea what per-pixel mapping is, or how to check if a particular model of TV has it.

I'm considering this one (,22,4294954139) at the moment. Can anyone tell me if this is a good choice..? :>


10-24-2007, 08:48 AM
I don't know much, but I can tell you:

-720p is 1280x720
-1080i is 1920x1080, interlaced (the source signal is only 1920x540 each frame, every other line; you get alternating lines each frame, so the TV has to interpolate the signal)
-1080p is 1920x1080

Google is my suggestion. :P

10-24-2007, 10:30 AM
I don't know about gaming, but I bought a 46" Sharp Aquos LCD. It looks awesome for HD TV and movies.

10-24-2007, 10:36 AM
Lol. Back @ 60 I used to hook up my computer to our 56" HDTV (not lcd or plasma) for MC/BWL =D

10-24-2007, 12:01 PM
BWL....oh to remember the lag times in the suppression room and having to face the wall to reduce the mass aoe spell generated lag :(

10-24-2007, 11:09 PM
Oh god =(

Luckily I've upgraded my card since then and haven't really delved too deep in TBC raid content to see something like this again.