Crystal clear images from PC to Samsung PDP 50Q97HDX plasma
Thanks for the help in my query regarding which speakers and DVD player to upgrade to. Marantz DV7001 and Dali Ikon 6 5.1 are on the list. Hopefully not to stay on the list for too long. Lets see!
In the meantime, my PC monitor cable arrived last night and so I got the chance to hook up my laptop to my new plasma screen for the first time! (Dell Latitude D600 from 2004 with a 14.1 inch SXGA+ resolution of 1400 x 1050). In order to make it work I need to get my laptop to emit a signal as close as possible to the resolution of the plasma screen. It seems that the only way to get it to do this is to set it to emit on the Monitor 2 output and it won't go higher than XGA (1024 x 76.
As the Samsung plasma has a resolution of 1365 X 768 and my laptop seems not to wish to emit an image at this resolution, the plasma picture comes across as ever so slightly blurry. It's not a disaster with movies. In fact good quality DivX movies look pretty good but it's not ideal and it's certainly not great for photos etc.Any advice on how I might be able to remedy this situation?
As a footnote, the plasma I passed on to the folks was a Pioneer PDP4270XD and what a wonderful screen it is, but no PC input! My sister has a consultancy business and so I bought her a Pioneer PDP427XD specifically for PowerPoint presentations to clients and what a treat it is. With a native resolution of XGA (1024x76 the screen and her laptop are an ideal match.
Part of the reason why I bought the Samsung in place of my own, budget, Pioneer was to enable the PC connectivity, so I do hope there is a way to fix it. Of course, one day I'll upgrade the laptop and choose a machine that can emit a digital image, but until now it's the little Dell and it'll have to do!