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I was in Costco and saw this 32" Samsung and wondered if I could hook it up and use it as my monitor or would I not be happy?

I am looking around for something in the 30-35" range

I ask this because alas most Google searches yield results that aren't pertinent.
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post #2 of 40
Do you know what the response time on it is?
If its too high then i suggest you dont, if you dont really care then go for it!
I'm thinking of going this route one day too
Edited by Sir Amik Vase - 3/14/11 at 1:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terminatorsd View Post
I was in Costco and saw this 32" Samsung and wondered if I could hook it up and use it as my monitor or would I not be happy?

I am looking around for something in the 30-35" range

I ask this because alas most Google searches yield results that aren't pertinent.
I am running a 32' Sony Bravia and its just beautiful.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
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post #4 of 40
Absolutely. With any tv, just make sure its 1080p and your golden. Should be a sweet monitor!
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post #5 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Overkill View Post
I am running a 32' Sony Bravia and its just beautiful.

Thanks, Sir Overkill.
I am doing this aswell and it is also beautiful.

Dont go above 32" and make sure its 1080p, seeing each individual pixel is not pretty when using a larger TV as a monitor.
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post #6 of 40
yea just have to make sure the response time and resolution are decent.

I would also check online that they actually do there resolution.

I have two generic t.v.s and one will not do more than a res below 720p and the other does 1080i which is unexpected but very nice as it's only a 720p t.v.
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post #7 of 40
I use a 40" tv as a monitor and it's not bad...I just don't sit too close.
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post #8 of 40
Definitely.
I have a mixture of HDTV and LCD monitors on my sig rig.
I use Eyefinity during game time and then switch to extended desktops and watch movies on my 42" LCD.
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post #9 of 40
I dunno I use my sony 52" for my monitor (sit far away lol)
looks awesome
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post #10 of 40
Wouldn't a big monitor like that make your fps decrease?
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