I have a Dell ST2220 display. It is a 21.5" display with a native resolution of 1920x1080.
At native resolution, the text and other visual elements are small due to it being just 21.5" across diagonally.
I could decrease the screen resolution to, say, 1600x900 at which point things onscreen become big enough for comfortable viewing. But when playing movies, I want the resolution to be at its native value so that there is a pixel-for-pixel match - instead of downsampling.
So I have decided to increase the DPI instead. At 120 dpi things are good.
At this DPI, will video playback quality be affected in any way?
I am guessing the screen is still running at native resolution, only somewhere inside, some rendering code is drawing icons and text a little bigger. But does the same happen for videos? Will video rendering also be affected? Or will videos be the EXACT same as it will be at 96 dpi?
I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.. if it means anything.
P.S. For those of you who might be thinking of the reply "Set it at 120 dpi and if you don't notice anything bad, just stick to it",... I am a perfectionist :P I can't sleep when I have even the most remote doubt that something is wrong, though it is not visible :D