Originally Posted by Fatalrip
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.
Some TVs do not perform chroma sub-sampling properly. They cause red text or blue text to be blurry, or black text on red/blue backgrounds to be blurry. Panasonic LCDs have had this problem for years, now so do most HDTVs. There's a thread on AVSForum about the small list of TVs that perform proper chroma sub-sampling (4:4:4 versus 4:2:2)
Originally Posted by Mygaffer
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.
I had a 37" LG years ago that was awesome picture quality, but I put it back four feet from me and it was still too close so I agree
It also had about 60ms of input lag that could not be lowered, so I had to punt it and use it for (gasp) regular TV
Originally Posted by lolmont
That tv uses a TFT panel so should have a low response time, but if anyone has more tv suggestions I'm here to listen.
Response time is how fast the pixels respond, input lag is how fast the electronics ask the pixels to respond.
Originally Posted by lolmont
One last screen I'm looking at the ultra sharp u2410, how would a ps3/360/wii run on a 1200p display? Blurry? Black bars? Or just fine if anyone has tested let me know.
This would be a good choice, as would be (if you have budget) the U2711.
Originally Posted by Power_Man
I used a HDMI cable from the PC to my Receiver, then another HDMI cable from receiver(for the 5.1 surround sound) to the TV. but i can also just run one cable from PC to TV and the TV would play the sound.
My TV is 4-5 years old, no input lag at all, ever.
Good thing about plasma's is the 600Hz:D , as for burn in, i use windows 7 and have my background change pictures every 30 sec.
Plasmas are 60hz or less but they are rated as "600hz sub-field drive" because it's actually ten sub-field panels that make a full image and they are each 60hz, multiplied by ten, equals 600hz.
Some plasmas are better than others for the task, but the list is shrinking with the new models. I have a Samsung C8000 plasma and input lag is low in game mode, but it's still not fully suited to be a PC monitor because of the burn-in issue.