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Forum: Pentax K-5 01-17-2019, 11:40 PM  
Pentax K-5 and external HDMI LCD screen
Posted By tempelorg
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When I google "andycine 4k monitor", I only find 1920x1080 screens, not 4K (which would be twice the width). Could you provide a website link, please?
Forum: Pentax K-5 01-07-2013, 05:17 AM  
Pentax K-5 and external HDMI LCD screen
Posted By tempelorg
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I wonder if anyone has actually confirmed that the HDMI output is capable of delivering true 720p or 1080i resolution in LV mode? My own tests where I connected it to my 1920x1200 monitor showed no obvious difference when I switched the camera's output from 480p to 720p or 1080i. I wonder if the higher resolutions only are used when playing back video.

I also have a suspicion why we'd not get more than 480p in LV: The back display has supposedly only 480 rows, and we appear to be getting the HDMI signal from the same internal path that the display gets it signal from. So why should the camera internally produce a higher res image if it can't usually display that on the display anyway?

Also, there are marketing limitations (due to taxation etc.) that prohibit a DSLR to work like a camcorder, and that's probably why the manual states that we won't get > 480p in video recording mode. And for the same reason, it makes sense that we shouldn't get > 480p in LV mode, either, do I make sense?

So, with my belief that the HDMI won't give us true 720p or 1080i unless we're playing back recorded video, I wonder if it makes sense to get any monitor that can handle > 480 rows at all (unless you really need the high res for video playback)?
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