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I currently have a Samsung 24†244T monitor which has a 60hz. Refresh rate and response of 8ms. I would like to upgrade to a 32†monitor since I watch a lot of films that are stored on my pc. The video reproduction on this monitor is not the best (some action sequences are rather ‘jittery’). I suppose this is due to the poor response time. I have been told I can use an HDTV as a pc monitor. My video card (SAPPHIRE HD5870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Game Edition) has Dual DL-DVI-I+DP+HDMI, Triple Display Support. I would only consider upgrading if the HDTV will give me better video reproduction.

I am considering this Sony product:
http://www.sonystyle.ca/commerce/ser...n100472n100443

Does anyone here use an HDTV for this purpose and if so what are your recommendations?

Keep in mind that I have no interest in using it as a TV.

Thanks.
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i think the bravia will really suit your needs. But i am kinda biased towards sony lol -_-

But i went to my friends place whos got a 50" bravia and its really really smooth.

I havent really tried hookign my rig up to my sharp 32" fullhd tv, but i did so with my laptop and i played some need for speed

Unfortunately the gfx in my laptop didn't support its resolution so it was pretty fuzzy.
I'm sure the 5870 will be able to. Just get a hdmi cable and hook it up.
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i think the bravia will really suit your needs. But i am kinda biased towards sony lol -_-

But i went to my friends place whos got a 50" bravia and its really really smooth.

I havent really tried hookign my rig up to my sharp 32" fullhd tv, but i did so with my laptop and i played some need for speed

Unfortunately the gfx in my laptop didn't support its resolution so it was pretty fuzzy.
I'm sure the 5870 will be able to. Just get a hdmi cable and hook it up.
Thanks very much for your input. Before I plunk down $800 though I would really like to either see it with my configuration, or hear from someone who is using a similar monitor for watching video off of their pc. As I mentioned above, if it doesn't give me any better video reproduction, then there's no point in the upgrade
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When i go over to a buddy of mines house i run my desktop into a panasonic 50inch plasma hdtv and everything is beautiful. At my place i run my desktop to our 40 inch sony bravia occasionally and i have had no issues at all when it comes to 'action packed' scenes or intense gameplay. WoW would come through at around 150fps smooth as butter, and tf2 is all smooth as well. With that being said, like a previous post, i am biased toward sony only because i have had nothing but great experiences with their products.
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Here's the deal. If you buy a hdtv(any size) and you use hdmi, best reso you'll get is 1920x1080p. If you bought a 30" monitor(hdmi), you can get up to (or more) 2560 x 1600. More reso, better, clearer picture.
    
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I tried a 32" Sony Bravia, and it wouldn't work right at 1080p
And so went back to my 22"
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Here's the deal. If you buy a hdtv(any size) and you use hdmi, best reso you'll get is 1920x1080p. If you bought a 30" monitor(hdmi), you can get up to (or more) 2560 x 1600. More reso, better, clearer picture.
Thanks, I understand that and would certainly purchase a 32" monitor if someone could recommend a good one. When I looked, I couldn't seem to find any 32" monitors which was why I started considering an HDTV. But once again keep in mind I will be using it mainly to watch video from my pc.
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I tried a 32" Sony Bravia, and it wouldn't work right at 1080p
And so went back to my 22"
Which video card were you using and @ what resolution? On my hdtv(50"panasonic) which is my htpc, i set the screen reso at 1280x720. It just looks better and leaves the desktop at a size i can see from a distance. I run the media center itself in 1080p. I did have to resize the desktop to fit the screen. Nvidia still claims the hdtv resize issue is related to the tv overscan, but if i use older drivers from nvidia, there's no overscan.
    
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Thanks, I understand that and would certainly purchase a 32" monitor if someone could recommend a good one. When I looked, I couldn't seem to find any 32" monitors which was why I started considering an HDTV. But once again keep in mind I will be using it mainly to watch video from my pc.
Well, i have a 32" lcd visio thats only 720p and is awesome for gaming and movies. For a new brand(a few years now) i think it's great. Now their 32" is 1080p and i believe it's still under 5 bills.
    
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Here's the deal. If you buy a hdtv(any size) and you use hdmi, best reso you'll get is 1920x1080p. If you bought a 30" monitor(hdmi), you can get up to (or more) 2560 x 1600. More reso, better, clearer picture.
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Originally Posted by Rayzer76 View Post
Well, i have a 32" lcd visio thats only 720p and is awesome for gaming and movies. For a new brand(a few years now) i think it's great. Now their 32" is 1080p and i believe it's still under 5 bills.
So Rayzer76, cost aside, what would you suggest for my situation (watching movies from my pc)? Which will I be happier with - performance wize, the 32†Bravia or a 32†monitor (if there is such a thing)?
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