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I search other topics but mostly there were a bit vague and the persons questions weren't as complete.

I was given an HDTV from a friend of the family and I was wondering a few things. Here are the specs:

Model: sharp lc26da5u

http://www.retrevo.com/search?q=Shar...modelid=276705

Would this be viable. I don't mean great but at least possible for use as a computer monitor for watching YouTube, trailers, playing some older computer games ? I am thinking of giving it to my son to hook up to his PS3 and also us it an a monitor. Would use it to play games while sitting on his bed so not close but not really far either and avoid clutter.

Its an HDTV monitor (whatever that means, we have DirecTV) and works as a stand alone TV connected to a receiver. Unsure if it will only work in 720 but would 1080i work as well ? It has one HDMI input and 2 component and a S-video monitor output. It's an older TV but is in good condition.

Just can't find anything current to see how you can use an older TV as a monitor and will it work decent enough.

Do I need to use powerstrip ? Thanks !
Edited by hednik - 10/25/11 at 2:17pm
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I used a 720P TV as a computer monitor for about a year, it was fine as long as you sit more than 5 feet away from the monitor.

Currently I use a 37inch Samsung 1080P TV as a monitor, since I set 7 feet away it is perfect.
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Should work alright, the maximum resolution is stated to be 1366 x 768 so since its 26in it might look a little less sharp than say a modern day 1080p+ monitor but it still should be workable. The inputs are listed as composite so you would probably need a converter like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882339047

in order to hook it up to your computer.
    
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