lcd or monitor

ok, im buying a new tv to use as a monitor and watch films and gaming. am i better of getting a lcd monitor 27" or keep the tv? i will be able 6/7 feet away from the tv. what do you think i will be buying this tv panasonic TX32LXD70
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  1. If you can afford the LCD, I would go for that. With the TV you are looking at a much lower (1366x768) resolution than the monitor (1920x1080). The lower resolution can make text difficult to read on such a large monitor (make it fuzzy etc). Also, the price can be a big factor; what price are you looking at for the monitor?
  2. ive got 600 pounds, plus with my monitor the text is very small when i use it far away with my wireless keyboard. so i will prefer larger text, unless i get some kinda glasses or something. but yeh large text is fine.
  3. You will be able to change the text size to suit you, I just meant with a large TV with lower resolution the text can look fuzzy. Anyway, with 600 pounds it is a tougher decision because it looks as though some of the better 27" monitors are out of your reach. For example, this dell is over your range,

    http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=uk&l=en&sku=94050&category_id=6198&first=true&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1

    I'm not sure what 27" monitors fall into that price range, so you may be well off with the TV. You may try to go to a local electronics or computer store and check out a similar 32" LCD with a computer display and try reading normal text to see if it would suit you. If it does, the TV may be your best bet.
  4. I think that means LCD TV or PC monitor. I've used a Viewsonic 37" and upgraded to a Toshiba 42" and at 720p (1280x720) fonts are perfectly clear and can be seen up to 10 feet away.
  5. oh i meant lcd tv or pc monitor, ah i checked that out just over my price bracket. i think i shall just stick with my tv. as i am planning to get another 24" monitor so i have 3 monitors connected to my pc, one a lcd tv and 2 pc monitors. should be good, all i need is another graphics card.
  6. If you are going with a 24" monitor I would suggest the Dell 24". I just bought one a month ago and it is fantastic for games and movies. I would wait until it goes back on sale though as you can save about $100. They put it on sale about once per month.
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