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post #1 of 14
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How good is this HDTV as a PC monitor?
RCA 32" 1080p 120Hz

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889210078
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post #2 of 14
Im sure its pretty good. Are you gonna watch blu rays on it too?
post #3 of 14
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Oh, no. This is just for gaming/homework/TV.
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post #4 of 14
If you watch a 30"+ screen that's only 1080p then you need to sit back from the screen or else it looks mediocre. I know; my main rig has a 46" HDTV.

For a 32" 1080p you need to be maybe four feet away for it to look "decent", and ten feet away for it to look "great".
post #5 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
If you watch a 30"+ screen that's only 1080p then you need to sit back from the screen or else it looks mediocre. I know; my main rig has a 46" HDTV.

For a 32" 1080p you need to be maybe four feet away for it to look "decent", and ten feet away for it to look "great".

Im sitting a foot and a half away from a 40" playing Mass Effect 2 and it looks great. (better on my 24" monitor though for obvious reason)



okay well if your just doing that stuff then why not get a monitor?

A nice Asus LED 24" can be had for 220 bucks.
post #6 of 14
I use a 32'' TV myself and I would say it's great to play game/ watch dvd on that one. But if you plan to do homework, there would be pain to read word on it.
post #7 of 14
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I've been wanting a bedroom TV for a long time. I haven't had one since I was about 10 years old. I also want a bigger monitor with higher resolution to make a video card upgrade worthwhile. I think getting an HDTV kills two birds with one stone.
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post #8 of 14
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I use a 32'' TV myself and I would say it's great to play game/ watch dvd on that one. But if you plan to do homework, there would be pain to read word on it.
I'm not getting rid of my 19" LCD that I have right now, I'm going to keep it as a secondary display, so I can do my homework on it.
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post #9 of 14
most LCD TVs will be ok at a PC monitor, however the biggest problem you'll run into is input lag

almost all (I actually don't know of any) 120Hz LCD TVs are interpolated, meaning they don't accept anything more than a 60Hz source and then interpolate or duplicate the extra frames to get up to 120fps, this processing can drastically increase the input lag. Dynamic contrast ratio is another image quality processing feature that can increase the input lag.

a lot of these TVs (apparently including the one you're thinking about) include a "game mode" which shuts off a lot of these extra features to improve direct input performance but it still might not be on par with an actual PC monitor
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post #10 of 14
Remember that pixel density can have a big role on the beauty of the image... so.. getting a big screen should make you get one with a big resolution too, otherwise you've got to stand far from it before things start looking nice...

maybe you could look for a nice LED monitor as suggested above... or if you really want big, eyefinity or surround could be what your looking for
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