High resolution hurt tv?

By vassil3427
Mar 16, 2004
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  1. Hey guys,
    I have an Ati Radeon 9600 AIW, and I hooked it up to my tv using one of the s-video outputs, it looks awesome, but I'm wondering. It says the tv is running at 1024x768, which matches my desktop resolution. I thought normal tv's were limited to like 800x600 or somewhere around there? Will this higher resolution hurt my tv?
    The tv is an APEX 24" Flat Tube.

    Pic Attached, dont mind the lines, they arent really there, just the affect a digital camera has I guess

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  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    The resolution doesn't hurt, you can use 160x120 just as well as 2048x1536. It's another thing if you can read text then however.

    Basically the only thing that matters is refresh rate, keep it at 60 if your TV uses NTSC.
  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 822

    Thanks Mic, thats all I needed to know, I dont need to read text, just play games....Goes well with my wireless mouse and keyboard, I just need a lazyboy chair now
  4. Rory7

    Rory7 Newcomer, in training Posts: 164

    is the game quality good on your tv? My friend has a 9600 and he has it connected to his tv and the quality is really bad. You can make things out but its all really blury
  5. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 822

    The quality is excellent
  6. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    I believe 800 * 600 is all that svid is capable of...
  7. vassil3427

    vassil3427 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 822

    well not on my tv I guess...Its running at 1024x768...I tried 800x600 but it doesnt look right...
  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Most non-HDTV televisions, however, can't display more than 400-480 vertical lines separately. High resolutions might look like "everything" is displayed, but if you observe the picture more closely, you'll see that small details are blurred.
  9. Godataloss

    Godataloss Newcomer, in training Posts: 501

    My toshiba 36'tube will do 600 horizontal lines through svid with a video camera as a source.
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