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post #21 of 45
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i had a 32" LG LCD tv as a monitor for like a year ran resolution 1366x768 it looked so sharp its not even funny,my eyes did not heart at all, but some tv's are not like that. what you should do is take a laptop and a dvi r a vga wire with you to the store, and ask them to hook it up( just tell them if it works good you'll buy it tomorrow) that way you know exactly what you're buying. I'm getting this soon and it should work nice as a monitor since it has higher resolution which would allow me to sit closer.
Oh god, I am not dragging my laptop across town. I have a 'desktop replacement' and it's like a brick LOL. It uses HDMI though.

I'm trying to get user opinions of these since that normally helps weed out the problematic ones and cuts out many options. I don't know what I'm looking for here when buying an HDTV for my PC.
post #22 of 45
i would recommend a 1080p to use as a monitor. Samsung has been getting great reviews.
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Does 1080p run at 30FPS or 60FPS?

Or does it depend on the Refresh rate?

I see NewEgg listing them at 120Hz on the 1080p's but it says "120Hz Frame Rate Conversion"
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post #24 of 45
I want a full HD TV for my monitor as well, so I can play games and watch films from my bed with the controller. I'll keep the normal monitor for close-up working and switch them when I need to I don't have a clue what to get though. And they all seem to be about £800 I want the highest DPI I can get on the smallest screen... So nothing bigger than need that isn't important to me, it's resolution! So what is the smallest TV you can get full HD on? Bigger than 24 inch btw.
Edited by Unstableiser - 6/22/08 at 4:37am
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I'm using a hdtv also. I've used a couple in the past, here's my 2 cents for what it's worth.

The majority of 32' tv's will come with a 1366 X 768 resolution. Fine for movies and gaming. But the Desktop looks horrible and it's terrible for looking at documents. If your sitting close to the TV the desktop will look even worse. That's just my opinion as I've setup quite a few TV's for people.

1920 X 1080 native resolution is going to be a 46' > tv. 1:1 pixel mapping does a great job and the desktop is clear enough to read documents but you'll need 20/20 vision because the text will be small. But you wouldn't be able to use it on a desk as you need to be at least 7ft away (10ft recommended) from the TV.

EDIT: There's a 37' below that's 1920 X 1080. Cheers Unstableiser.

Also the refresh rate of the TV should normally give you the option of 50/60hz. A good TV should also accept a 1080p 24hz signal- this stops stuttering during playback of blu-ray movies. In short 24fps on a 24hz refresh rate is smoother than 24fps on 50/60hz refresh rate. But I've found this is only noticeable to a very keen eye.

So for anyone looking for the smallest DPI over screen size, a monitor is the only way to go.
Edited by glenbuck1914 - 6/22/08 at 5:30am
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Damn 46" is a bit big. No chance of getting 1920x1080 on a smaller one? Hey you lied you can get 37" ones that dp that resolution! And 26 inch monitors too hmm. I need to find which one is ok for viewing from the bed.

This one looks ok
http://www.directtvs.co.uk/LG_37LY95...5/version.asp#
Edited by Unstableiser - 6/22/08 at 5:23am
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Damn 46" is a bit big. No chance of getting 1920x1080 on a smaller one? Hey you lied you can get 37" ones that dp that resolution! And 26 inch monitors too hmm. I need to find which one is ok for viewing from the bed.

This one looks ok
http://www.directtvs.co.uk/LG_37LY95...5/version.asp#
Good find, that's the first HDTV I've seen with 1920 native res that isn't over 40' in screen size Will edit post accordingly.

That looks like a fantastic TV for the price.
Edited by glenbuck1914 - 6/22/08 at 5:32am
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141323

Here is a 26 inch monitor I found but I used a tape measure and I think it seems really small Especially for playing GRID etc from the bed a couple of metres off.
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http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141323

Here is a 26 inch monitor I found but I used a tape measure and I think it seems really small Especially for playing GRID etc from the bed a couple of metres off.

How far will the screen be from the bed ? If it's less than 7/8 ft I'd go for the monitor. Over that go for the TV.

Just picked up GRID myself- now I'm off to smash my car into as many tyre walls as possible- cos the replays look cool
post #30 of 45
A couple of metres I said up to 3. Thats near 7 foot? I wouldn't mind having it up on the wall you see maybe the tv is best and it might even look clear enough to do other stuff on Oh, I did find a 32 inch 1920 TV
Edited by Unstableiser - 6/22/08 at 5:46am
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