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Question About Resolution

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  1. guest

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    With a Google TV connected to a 1080p HDTV, if we view a movie that was created in 720p, the resolution on the 1080p HDTV screen will be 720p.

    If the movie was filmed in 1080p, the resolution on the 1080p HDTV screen will be 1080p.

    If we view a page on the internet, though, like the one that I am writing on right now on this website, will the resolution of this website match the capability of a 1080p HDTV? Does the owner of this website have to intentionally design the website with the capability of being viewable in a 1080p resolution?

    I hope I haven't confused anyone!
     
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    jonw747 Well-Known Member

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    I can only speak for my Sony GS7, but it uses a fixed resolution and scales everything to the resolution I select in the video settings (1080p). That's a drawback, IMO, as I would prefer if it supported native resolution passthrough.
     
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    Are you saying that when you put your GS7 in 1080p mode, and connect the GS7 to a 1080p HDTV, that googletvforumdotorg displays in 1080p resolution? That's what I'm trying to find out.
     
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    Well, it would certainly try to. The web browser on the GS7 is getting behind the times, it's slow, and tends to crash on complex web pages. I prefer to use Chrome on my FireTV, but alas, that requires a separate mouse/keyboard and sideloading.

    I can't really think of a dedicated streaming device that switches resolution on the fly to match the media being played, and I own a lot of them.
     

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