Is the difference between 1680x1050 and 1080p noticable?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by rammstein, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. rammstein

    rammstein New Member

    Most of you probably find this question stupid but I have never seen a 1080p monitor before and I live in a rural area and cannot compare them in stores. I am looking to upgrade my 1680x1050 monitor (what p is that = to btw or is that impossible to say?) And would going higher than 1080p make any difference for blu-rays or youtube?
  2. G80FTW

    G80FTW Active Member

    P is progressive scan, really has nothing to do with the resolution but more with how the frames are displayed. You could call it 1050p if you wanted.

    1680x1050 is a different ratio from 1920x1080, so yes you would see a difference depending on what your monitors native ratio is.

    And no, using a higher resolution than the media source will most likely actually make the quality worse. My friend has experienced this with a 4K TV he bought.

    If the source is 1080p, use 1080p.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2015
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

  4. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

    Unless you need a lot of real estate on a large screen or you want to watch 4K footage or play games in resolutions higher than 1080p then I'd just get a 1080p for the time being. You'll notice there is more real estate than 1680x1050. For the price 1080p is very good value these days.
  5. G80FTW

    G80FTW Active Member

    When you upscale a source from its original resolution, there will be quality loss in that process.

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