"Picture quality depends on cables"4.0 starson by fiveevif
Pros: I bought this HDTV/Monitor because I wanted something that could act just as much as a HDTV as it could a monitor. The picture quality is great under both circumstances as long as you have the right cable and right picture setting.
Cons: As mentioned in an earlier post, output from a computer via HDMI results in terrible quality for text (use DVI-D instead). Also, I had read that the stem from the monitor stand cannot be removed once installed... this appears to be true.
Summary: When plugged into Netfilx Roku via HDMI - The best resolution of movies streamed from Netflix is 720p, which (I believe) is equivalent to most HD channels through cable/satellite. The picture quality was excellent using the movie setting for the HDMI input.At long last, I found someone with the same problem AND a solution to the problem associated with the HDMI interface between a PC/MAC and the P2770HD. With the PC/MAC plugged into the P2770HD via HDMI, use the remote to select the following:
When plugged into MacBook via HDMI (1920x1080) - My wife and I watched some TV shows streaming from ABC's website. Even though the video stream wasn't that great of quality, the picture still looked pretty good (for the most part) when the video was maximized to fill the screen. As mentioned before, the text quality was pretty bad when using the HDMI connection. But this problem was completely solved when I switched to a DVI-D cable.
When plugged into MacBook via DVI-D (1920x1080) - I have been looking at all the desktop background images that come with the MacBook, and these pictures look great on this monitor. They look much, much better than when I was looking at them through HDMI with the same resolution. The text is also much, much better quality when hooked up in this configuration. If the text situation had not improve, I would have immediately taken this device back!
It is also important to note that there are several different picture settings when this HDTV/Monitor is plugged into a device. There is a setting for movies, a setting for playing video games, a setting for viewing mostly text, a setting for viewing mostly websites, and these settings can be customized to fit the need of most users (I would assume).
By day I am either programming or writing documents/emails using text-based applications. By night I either watching movies or TV shows streamed over the internet. With this HDTV/Monitor I can do both, and the picture quality is great! Very good quality/functionality for ~$400 (from Costco).
Updated on Jun 11, 2010
- Hit "Source" button on remote
- Arrow up/down to "HDMI' on the list, hit "Tools" button on the remote
- Arrow up/down to "Edit Name" on the next list, hit "Enter" button on the remote
- Arrow up/down to "HDMI" on the next list, hit "Enter" button on the remote
- Arrow up/down to "DVI PC" or "PC" on the next list, hit "Enter" button on the remote (Monitor should automatically adjust picture so that text does not look terrible)
- Hit "Exit" button on remote and WALA!
Updated on Jun 11, 2010One of the things I forgot to mention, there are 3 different "Picture Mode" settings with the HDMI interface: 1) Movie (for viewing under low lighting), 2) Standard (for viewing under standard lighting), and 3) Dynamic (for viewing under bright lighting). Under "Dynamic" the whites are very bright and text viewing is very easy on the eyes, but this setting should be adjusted to suit the needs of each individual / environment.
Also if you use the HDMI port for more than 2 different devices, remember to follow the instructions in the first update... except choose the "Game" or "Blu-Ray" or "DVD" option instead of the "DVI PC" or "PC" option in the final list. That way the P2770HD can adjust the screen image for the right input source.