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I recently moved to a apartment and don't really have room for a pc monitor and tv.
So how would something like this be with a PC http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LN32D550-32-Inch-1080p-Black/dp/B004N85YEW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321838388&sr=8-2 I've never used a non pc screen for a pc so I don't know what to except.
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That will all depend on the graphics card and TV, some look good on TVs, others look bad. I'm not sure about that TV but I know with my mothers Tv which is a 50" Samsung when I plug my PC in with 5770 ATI card, (only has svideo? small blue connector) only half the screen is filled, the text on icons or websites is impossible to read. It becomes pixelated and impossible. But on my TV which is smaller, but newer model and same brand. Has USB inputs DVI, 7.1 audio and HDMI, it works beautifully. Easy to read, fills up the whole screen, makes playing Street Fighter IV extremely awesome.
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Yeah I would hook it up via HDMI as I don't want a old analog signal, and I would sit infront of it like a pc screen, which is why I don't wanna go any bigger then 32inchs.
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Should be fine, just know that you'll probably have to sit further back from the screen to use it, heh.

Definitely use the HDMI hookups, audio and video in one cable makes life so much easier.. man I sure don't miss the 90s!
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My friend uses a tv and a monitor and to me it just looks off in 1080p like it is slightly blurry? Looks great in 720p but in 1080 the image quality suffers. Not sure if it is just his tv though there has to be a reason people pay 300 for a 27 in monitor rather than getting a bigger tv for the same price.
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im currently using a 43" NEC plasma as my monitor.

its awesome

use HDMI and make sure the tvs HD not just HDready! ie 1920x1080p vs 1280X720p

go for as big a telly as you can afford/have space for! ive never had so much desktop real estate!!!
450

old setup, had a wireless keyboard and mouse plugged in and just used the tv. now have sig rig.
Edited by Big-Pete - 11/20/11 at 5:45pm
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Should be fine, just know that you'll probably have to sit further back from the screen to use it, heh.

Definitely use the HDMI hookups, audio and video in one cable makes life so much easier.. man I sure don't miss the 90s!
Yeah I'm seeing a few 26 inch 1080p tv, looking for something with two rgb and 3 hdmi so if you got any suggestions I'm here to to get opinions. Remeber I'm in a small apartment in ny there is no room to sit back haha.
post #8 of 31
TV's usually have higher input lag, something you might notice if you game.
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I run mine on my 50" PLASMA.
No complaints here. wink.gif
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You can use on if you like but overall they are NOT well suited to the task. I have used multiple HDTV's with my computer and of course several monitors (although I will never use anything else but a 30" 2560x1600 from now on). Basically you have to sit relatively far back from the HDTV and with the larger pixel pitch you can get eyestrain sitting too close or reading text.
It is great for movies, TV, and most of the time good for games. In the end an HDTV makes a great secondary monitor but I wouldn't use it as my primary monitor, no way, no how.
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