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So I know monitors have better resolutions then TV's, but I'm looking at upgrading my TV in my room (its from 1997 and weights about 250lbs ) so I'm thinking of getting a 37" Panasonic IPS 1080p TV to use both as a monitor and a TV.

I'm interested in getting an LED-LCD tv which has a higher contrast ratio then a regular LCD screen.

These are the TV's I'm looking at:



I was also looking at this LG TV, but some reviews on Amazon state they either get a VA panel, and some got an IPS panel.

    
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37" is too much for a monitor, I tried with 38", but gave up the next day
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you can get a tv tuner for you pc
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I did think about that, but I need a new TV too. So might as well get a TV and a monitor
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jattditutti View Post
I did think about that, but I need a new TV too. So might as well get a TV and a monitor
I see
I would not go higher than 32" then
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I got 55" inch tv and it's worth it go for it
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3dfxvoodoo View Post
you can get a tv tuner for you pc
I had thought about it, but rather purchase HDTV has tuner.

*TV tuner is regular price for 200 to 400 dollars

*HDTV 15 and 40in sell for 100 to 600 dollars.

If TV Tuner sell for 400, I can find the HDTV 32 with 1080p for $400 less.
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post #8 of 15
I would recommend looking at Samsung as well, they have some damn nice LED TV's...I have been rocking my 40" 6300, and I love it, though the size is definitely really freakin' big sitting about 4 feet in front of me...

Make sure whatever you pick up you set the zoom/overscan feature so it actually fits your screen and adjust the sharpness so text is easier to read. I had to do those two things to all the TV's I'm used as monitors and it solved problems and looked better.
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Does Samsung have an IPS panel?
    
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post #10 of 15
Don't bother getting a TV for your PC if you plan on gaming.
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