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32" Vizio 1080p LCD TV
$320 before tax free shipping right now..

Anyone see a downside of using this for a monitor? I've used my 40" Dynex a few times for WoW, and some FPS's and never had an issue with that one so don't see why I'd have an issue with a 32" Vizio.
Edited by TwiggLe - 4/13/11 at 12:55pm
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post #2 of 19
Bad link? But most TV's make ok monitors.
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Should be fixed now
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post #4 of 19
the big downside for me when I did it was that you can see the pixels where you usually can a real monitor.

i would really really recommend that you just buy a desktop monitor. you can get a nice monitor with higher resolution than an LCD HDTV.

I would buy a monitor instead of a TV unless you plan to use your ocmputer as a home entertainment system (stereo, tv, movies, ect.)

Its its a personal, or gaming computer, would go with a real monitor. i just hate seeing those pixels.
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post #5 of 19
Your link does not give any specs or details about it at all. so from that id say it should work fine just like any other lcd tv out there. dont expect crazy high resolutions and expect to max out around 60-70 fps for most people that is plenty. i know it is for me
    
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post #6 of 19
i would really, really suggest a real computer monitor. the tv wont go past 1920x1080 resolution I am guessing.
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post #7 of 19
The biggest issue is input lag.

Most TVs have extensive processing applied to input signals (on some TVs you can switch to a 'game mode' which bypasses some of this processing, but you typically still have more lag than a computer monitor).

Some people don't notice is, but some people would never even touch a TV for this reason
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Updated with better link where you can get specs ect..
It's a 1080p TV with a 6.5ms response time. Knowing/seeing as most monitors might quote a 2/3ms response time but that's more of a peak I'd say and most are 5ms response. I wouldn't think there would be a big difference in 5ms to 6.5ms.

I've thought about the size issue too. My other options I'm looking at is a 28" Hanns-G that is 1920x1200 for $300, or anything else I look at is going to be 24-27" LCD at 1080p also.
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Updated with better link where you can get specs ect..
It's a 1080p TV with a 6.5ms response time. Knowing/seeing as most monitors might quote a 2/3ms response time but that's more of a peak I'd say and most are 5ms response. I wouldn't think there would be a big difference in 5ms to 6.5ms.

If you're refering to my post, I didn't say response time, i said input lag (and they're totally different tongue.gif).

Response time is how fast the pixels can change from one state to another, input lag is how fast the data being fed into the monitor is realised as a change in displayed information (which is often higher in TVs because of their extra image processing).
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Warning, Dont buy Vizio HD TV as Monitor. I had experienced with it and return it to store for refund. Vizio 32inch had bad resolution quality, lack of crisp, & bright for PC. but Vizio hdtv 1080p has good quality for Console gaming and DVD movies only.

If you wanted 32inch HDTV as primary Monitor , go with top brand names as Samsung or Sony. they has a specified PC mode, high resolution quality & very crisp than vizio.
Edited by GAMERIG - 4/17/11 at 11:34am
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