Full HD

Full HD
Originally uploaded by FransBadger.

Samsung M86 ‘Tulip’ 37″ television (LE37M86BDX/XEE) was our choice for our living room. A “full HD” television is also suitable for game sessions, and even for that photo editing stuff in the living room, close to your family. 1920×1080 resolution is enough for many things, but the distance from the screen to the sofa is of course different as compared to the typical PC screen use situation. I still need to learn more about fine-tuning and calibrating a HDTV screen. Here is a nice “dummies intro” into television tweaking, using THX test patterns from a commercial DVD. This screen is not perfect (is there such a thing?) but it should work for us for some time now and into the future, too.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

6 thoughts on “Full HD”

  1. Hi,
    I would also like to buy such a Tulip tv. So I would like to ask you about your experiences with this model, especially about connecting to computer (is vga resolution also 1920×1080?).
    Thanks a lot,

  2. Yes, I tested this with my laptop and it seems to accept 1920×1080 resolution nicely. It is not a computer monitor, but I think you can also use it as one.

  3. I want to use it as the screen of a macmini (dvi) based htpc like thing and also connect my laptop (vga) sometimes.

  4. Hmm — I would love to have a mac mini also for experimentation. It does not have a DVI connector, but it has three HDMI slots, and I think you can have a DVI-HDMI connector cable?

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