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My dad is concerned that the TV my brothers use as a monitor might be bad for their eyesight. It's an 18" LCD TV with 1366x768 resolution. Is there any difference between an LCD TV and an LCD monitor? For example, if he was to get an 18" LCD monitor with the same resolution, would that make a difference just because it is designed as a computer monitor instead of a TV?

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As far as I know, the diffrence is that the TV has more I/O's and more features, maybe something to sharpen the image too.
     
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My dad is concerned that the TV my brothers use as a monitor might be bad for their eyesight. It's an 18" LCD TV with 1366x768 resolution. Is there any difference between an LCD TV and an LCD monitor? For example, if he was to get an 18" LCD monitor with the same resolution, would that make a difference just because it is designed as a computer monitor instead of a TV?

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No difference apart from the fact that TVs are generally more expensive. I use one myself
If it's seemingly bad for eyesight then don't even use either!
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post #4 of 11
Won't there be input-lag with a TV?
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Depends on what is the response time, for example my TV has a 6ms response time which is great for gaming
     
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post #6 of 11
Ah, ok.

Since TV's use the same type of panels as monitors, there should not be any negative side-effects on health.
post #7 of 11
No more different than playing consoles, watching tv, or movies on a tv. biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 11
i think you should ask your local health center since they may give a general information and then you can judge which one is safer for your brother
post #9 of 11
Grab Gunnar glasses and turn up the refresh if it's a CRT (unlikely)

Unless it's a plasma , LCD TV and LCD monitor is the same technology (with different input/output ports) unless the PC monitor is > 1080p resolution (then it has higher pixels per inch).
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Certain monitors/tvs can cause eye fatigue, but actually having negative health effects is paranoid parenting wink.gif
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