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Anonymous
February 19, 2005 6:24:26 PM

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I am looking at buying a 40" HDTV with PC connectivity. Is LCD the best
format to select so that it can also be used with a PC? Is there any URL
that I can go to that will tell me all of the 40" HDTVs that will connect to
my PC?

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February 20, 2005 2:57:42 PM

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"J&D Schnoor" <jimdianes@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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>I am looking at buying a 40" HDTV with PC connectivity. Is LCD the best
>format to select so that it can also be used with a PC? Is there any URL
>that I can go to that will tell me all of the 40" HDTVs that will connect
>to my PC?
>
My Sharp Aquos 37" (LC37G4U) has an input for a pc display. With a low end
PC, built from spare parts, it runs the display at 1024x768. It's ok for
surfing the web, but I would not do any serious work on it.
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 3:04:44 PM

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BudMan wrote:
> "J&D Schnoor" <jimdianes@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
> news:KSIRd.8200$6p7.2776@news01.roc.ny...
>
>>I am looking at buying a 40" HDTV with PC connectivity. Is LCD the best
>>format to select so that it can also be used with a PC? Is there any URL
>>that I can go to that will tell me all of the 40" HDTVs that will connect
>>to my PC?
>>
>
> My Sharp Aquos 37" (LC37G4U) has an input for a pc display. With a low end
> PC, built from spare parts, it runs the display at 1024x768. It's ok for
> surfing the web, but I would not do any serious work on it.
>

Is that the native resolution of the display?

Matthew

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February 20, 2005 3:10:40 PM

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Hi,
It does not seem practical to use a PC (laptop) with a 40" LCD. You need to
be about 8 feet away, really, to avoid straining your neck....oh, I guess
there are infra-red keyboards that would work, but still, I'd say that large
screen TVs are to enjoy TV.....! My Mits. HDTV has a VGA input but its not a
super VGA which I've gotten used to on my PC screen, i.e. 1024x768 or even
800x600. I'd only get the old 720x480 with VGA...no good.
Roger
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 3:10:41 PM

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Agreed, most are limited to the lower registration inputs when using
Computer hookup. Why?? Good question, maybe not enough have complained to
the manufacturers. Also, having a display that large you will need to be at
least 3 metre away to make any appropriate use, other wise the old neck will
bee swinging wild a dreddle in a bad storm.
"Roger" <nospam@world.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> It does not seem practical to use a PC (laptop) with a 40" LCD. You need
> to be about 8 feet away, really, to avoid straining your neck....oh, I
> guess there are infra-red keyboards that would work, but still, I'd say
> that large screen TVs are to enjoy TV.....! My Mits. HDTV has a VGA input
> but its not a super VGA which I've gotten used to on my PC screen, i.e.
> 1024x768 or even 800x600. I'd only get the old 720x480 with VGA...no good.
> Roger
>
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 4:28:17 PM

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"BudMan" <notme@none.net> wrote in message news:HdSdnSGCEuYYXIXfRVn-vA@comcast.com...
<snip>
> My Sharp Aquos 37" (LC37G4U) has an input for a pc display. With
> a low end PC, built from spare parts, it runs the display at 1024x768.
> It's ok for surfing the web, but I would not do any serious work on it.
>
Shouldn't it work at 1366x768? Does it have side bars at 1024x768?
Can't widescreen HDTVs act as widescreen monitors? In computer
mode, do the pixels map onto the screen natively, one-for-one?
February 20, 2005 5:15:34 PM

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"L David Matheny" <ldmnews1@netassoc.net> wrote in message
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> "BudMan" <notme@none.net> wrote in message
> news:HdSdnSGCEuYYXIXfRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> <snip>
>> My Sharp Aquos 37" (LC37G4U) has an input for a pc display. With
>> a low end PC, built from spare parts, it runs the display at 1024x768.
>> It's ok for surfing the web, but I would not do any serious work on it.
>>
> Shouldn't it work at 1366x768? Does it have side bars at 1024x768?
> Can't widescreen HDTVs act as widescreen monitors? In computer
> mode, do the pixels map onto the screen natively, one-for-one?
>
>
No sidebars. The display defaults to WXGA which is supposed to be 1280x768
but the screen tells me it running at 1024x768. So I'm assuming that the
pixels are not really mapping one for one.
Anonymous
February 20, 2005 10:31:31 PM

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Many TV's strecht the pixels so 1024x768 is stretched to a 16:9 ration
intead of the 4:3 ratio that you'd expect.

If the TV's native resolution really is 1280x768, you should be able to set
the PC to that resolution for the best picture.

"BudMan" <notme@none.net> wrote in message
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>
> "L David Matheny" <ldmnews1@netassoc.net> wrote in message
> news:37s2srF5dcni9U1@individual.net...
> > "BudMan" <notme@none.net> wrote in message
> > news:HdSdnSGCEuYYXIXfRVn-vA@comcast.com...
> > <snip>
> >> My Sharp Aquos 37" (LC37G4U) has an input for a pc display. With
> >> a low end PC, built from spare parts, it runs the display at 1024x768.
> >> It's ok for surfing the web, but I would not do any serious work on it.
> >>
> > Shouldn't it work at 1366x768? Does it have side bars at 1024x768?
> > Can't widescreen HDTVs act as widescreen monitors? In computer
> > mode, do the pixels map onto the screen natively, one-for-one?
> >
> >
> No sidebars. The display defaults to WXGA which is supposed to be
1280x768
> but the screen tells me it running at 1024x768. So I'm assuming that the
> pixels are not really mapping one for one.
>
>
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