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Im planning to get a LED-TV as my primary PC monitor and Im looking at these choices;

LG 32LV3500 / 32LV3520 - $522
Samsung 32D5000 - $618
Samsung 32EH5000 - ??
Sony 32EX-520 - $795

I havent seen the EH5000 personally as it would be released in my country this friday but store reps have been saying that the image quality is slightly better than the D5000. LED-TV's are also quite expensive in where I live.

Will be used for gaming, movies and web browsing, viewing distance is about more than an arm's length away, if wall mounted I can get upto and arm and a half's length away. Is there anything that I should know before committing to any of the TV's above?
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where you live?
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Are all listed TV's 1920X1080?

I would refrain from getting a 720p TV.

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I'm not sure it'll look all that great, 1080p on a 32 inch at an arm's length away would really look pixelelated probably... 1080 on a 27" looked bad enough so I'm sure a 32 inch would look even worse but then again I blame being use to 1440p haha.
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be careful with lag though, i used my 3D bravia 32" tv, and the mouse lag is very annoying

you want something with a faster response time
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be careful with lag though, i used my 3D bravia 32" tv, and the mouse lag is very annoying
you want something with a faster response time

This. I have a 40" bravia and it's horrible for pc use.
 

 

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From the above, i think that you should buy either Samsung 32D5000 or Samsung 32EH5000. The sony one is quite expensive and has a lot of "TV" features which you won't use as a monitor. From, my experience, among the two, get the tv with highest brightness. Go to the store and compare their brightness in real world.
For, 32" LED, around 4-6 feet is good enough. I use a 46" LED and i sit at 6-8 feet. As all of them are 1080p, and your pc is powerful enough, you will have a great gaming/movie experience. biggrin.gif. For internet browsing, office etc increase the dpi settting to 125% and you will be good. Also, keep the tv at your eye's level. I earlier had it at higher level and you cannot imagine the neck pain it gave me. I had to bring it down and now, its all good. thumb.gif

EDIT - If you are annoyed by the pixelation, just increase the distance between you and tv.
Edited by akafreak - 4/15/12 at 10:16pm
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Are all listed TV's 1920X1080?
I would refrain from getting a 720p TV.

Yes all are 720P.

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From the above, i think that you should buy either Samsung 32D5000 or Samsung 32EH5000. The sony one is quite expensive and has a lot of "TV" features which you won't use as a monitor. From, my experience, among the two, get the tv with highest brightness. Go to the store and compare their brightness in real world.
For, 32" LED, around 4-6 feet is good enough. I use a 46" LED and i sit at 6-8 feet. As all of them are 1080p, and your pc is powerful enough, you will have a great gaming/movie experience. biggrin.gif. For internet browsing, office etc increase the dpi settting to 125% and you will be good. Also, keep the tv at your eye's level. I earlier had it at higher level and you cannot imagine the neck pain it gave me. I had to bring it down and now, its all good. thumb.gif
EDIT - If you are annoyed by the pixelation, just increase the distance between you and tv.
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I'm not sure it'll look all that great, 1080p on a 32 inch at an arm's length away would really look pixelelated probably... 1080 on a 27" looked bad enough so I'm sure a 32 inch would look even worse but then again I blame being use to 1440p haha.

The pixelation on text is not that annoying for me, we do have a 32" LED-TV but its an older samsung model which is only 1366x768 and it looks very acceptable exactly at an arms length.
Yes I can increase the distance to a max of 2 arms length by mounting it on the wall and it will be on eye level.
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be careful with lag though, i used my 3D bravia 32" tv, and the mouse lag is very annoying
you want something with a faster response time

Tried it on our old samsung series 4 LED-TV, i didnt percieve any mouse lag yet.. will try again later on.
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Tried our 1366x768 32" TV again, I cannot perceive any mouse lag at all, this is using a VGA connection only from my netbook using a connected mouse.
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