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Re: [Fwd: Who needs an HDTV?]

 On Fri, 2008-05-09 at 10:35 -0400, Ben Holland wrote: 
> Alright, it has to do with resolution and refresh rate. A 720i/p HD set gets 
> 1280x720, a 1080i/p gets 1920x1080 resolution, both of which can be attained 
> by a computer monitor but honestly to get a flat planel at 1920x1080 native 
> resolution is by no means cheep. Now here comes the kicker, 60fps. A 1080i/p 
> gets 1920x1080 at 60fps (well drop 60 but who cares), to get that, esp while 
> video gaming, requires a kick ass graphics card... like professional 
> quality... the stuff we use at work because I work at a media company and 
> never would afford at home, even so we can't get our output at 1080i/p res 
> yet... soon but not yet. Now, a 1280x720 is doable... my monitor at home 
> gets 1680x1080 and I can sorta game at native screen using a moderate 
> graphics card, if I got a brand new 500$ one I prolly could... if I got an 
> sli I definitely could. So thats the deal. 

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