DVI monitor that can do 1280x720 natively - does such a thing exist?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gaekwad, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. gaekwad macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    This is not a lazy post on my part, I've been struggling with this for some time and have almost admitted defeat :)

    I'm looking for an external monitor that can tick these boxes:

    [ ] can display 1280x720 natively (no scaling)
    [ ] DVI input
    [ ] available in UK

    So, essentially, a 16:9 monitor that is confirmed working at 1280x720. Full HD would be nice, but is not essential.

    The closest I've found is a cheap emachines model (#E17T4W), but that only does VGA and I don't want to buy an additional dongle/converter.

    Your suggestions are warmly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    google: 1280 720 lcd dvi

    RCA LCDX2722W 27

    There seems to be a lot more that are VGA instead of DVI.
    You are looking for a movie / game display?
  3. t4cgirl macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2008
  4. gaekwad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    I'm looking for something I can do HD screencasting with - and the googling I was doing was giving me all kinds of stuff that wasn't quite right, even with some advanced search terms. The VGA was also the kicker, unfortunately - you're exactly right.
  5. gaekwad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
    I was hoping to pick up something for less than 1000USD/500GBP if possible, though the idea of a 40" monitor on my desk does make me smirk :)

    Thanks for the tips, though.
  6. sydeburn macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2008
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Many LCD TV's which are capable of 720p are often a different native resolution. I can't remember the last time I saw an LCD TV which had a 1280x720 native res.
  8. gaekwad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2007
  9. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    might be easier to find a 1280x1024 native monitor, then the video will play pixel for pixel, just with dead space above and below. so could be native enough or not depending what the need is.
  10. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Pretty much the best possible solution. Even the supposed 720p LCD TVs are really something like 1366x768

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