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playing HD content on a Computer LCD

08-11-2006, 10:35 PM
i am building a new gaming rig, and i am getting a new screen it's a 20.1" widescreen (1680x1050) it has a DVI input. it is perfect for my rig, but i want a screen i can double as a HD screen for the PS3 when it is released. I know the PS3 has an HDMI output and i can get a HDMI to DVI converter cable. Will this setup work, or is there a problem with this that i am not seeing, (ie., unclear picture, quality lost in the conversion, ect...). Basicly i want to know the pros and cons of doing it this way. otherwise i'm afraid i'll have to fork out extra money for a display that has DVI for my PC and has component vid or HDMI for HD content.

08-11-2006, 11:32 PM
Please list the model or specs of your LCD. Without them I will assume from the max resolution that that it will support 720p. Does it say it supports HD in the specs? A HDMI to DVI cable should work (or if you already have the DVI cable, a adapter will do). But without the model, it is just a guess.

08-12-2006, 11:19 AM
the model # is BenQ FP202W, it does not say it is HD Ready, or HDCP compliant, but i was wondering about the compatibility because of exactly what u said, it more than supports 720p resolutions.

08-12-2006, 10:19 PM
I'd prefer to get the BenQ screen, but if it's not going to do what i need it to, what would u reccomend for a resonable price (it'd be awsome if it had a HD decoder built in, but is not nessisary cuz the family tv is HD so i can still get my HD fix)