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I've been using an old Hisense 32 lcd TV since 2006 and im fairly sure its days are numbered. Up until the last 6 months running it and 1280x1024 75hz has not been a problem but the center of the screen is starting to blur at that rez with text. Even when I enlarge it to 150% is barely readable. When I pull it down to 1024 x 768 and scale the text to 100% Text is perfect. Plus the color quality is going have to jack the brightness up or everything is dark colored.
I've been thinking about getting one of those Korean 27" from reading all the reviews but scaling back to a smaller screen is not something I really want to do, to many years on a large format screen going to short and wide will take some getting used to if I go that route. I about choked at the cost of the large screen format 32" monitors.
I've looked at some of the lcd 1080p hd TVs and those are reasonable in cost but how much have they improved over the years. On my backup computer I have a 4 year old Acer 22" and really see no picture quality difference from my current monitor till the text blurring issue started.
I really don't do much gaming anymore, Maby fire up the old command and conquer, or Diablo 1.. (yes im old lol) but do mess in Photoshop and Maya a lot. So color quality is a main importance. Plus watch a bunch of movies. I do understand that the TV lcd monitors use a bigger pixel then a computer monitor does but I sit 3' away from the screen so I really don't think that would play a part but not sure with the latest tech. Im hoping possibly one of the monitor / TV gurus can shed some light and suggestions.

System specs are
intel I7 3770K
asus p8z77 mb
Gigabyte 660oc 2gb vid card (not happy with the AA issues on that card btw)
16 gig ram
still old school on HDDs no ssd yet
post #2 of 6
Have you taken a look at Sharp LCD Quattron monitors (they are IPS)? They have the best pixel quality and uniformity of any TV panels out there and yes, LCDs have come a long way since your last TV
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i think your better off with a true monitor when it comes to games.
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Monitor, for sure, that way you'll be using your GPU correctly allowing it to have a proper HD res.
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I decided to go with the benQ 27" gaming monitor. Now I need to get used to everything being so small.
Hopefully in the future ill stumble across one of those Korean 27" for 200usd or less to compare back to back.
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which model? im looking at a 24 with 144hz.... xl24t i think
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