Ok christmas is coming up and im thinking about buying a new shiny screen to use my computer through.
My problem is should i go for a TV or monitor? I have about £150 max
The TV's iv been looking at have...HDTV, "pc input" and scart. Perfect for running HD for my soon-to-be-bought 8800gt and could also hook up an xbox 360 or simlar in the future and for TV. On the other hand these tv's arent great brand names, only come in about 15" and sometimes a 19", have quite low contrast ratios 500:1 (around that number)
The monitors have nicer specs...i was looking at some 20" branded monitors, with DVI and analogue (which i assume is VGA) with 1000:1 contrast and 5ms response time. This though wont allow me to use my new HD gpu or watch tv or hook up a console.
A TV will not have the resolutions, response time, contrast, etc... and all that stuff required for using windows. When typing and stuff it won't be good at all. You might get by for gaming and standing back. I'd go for a monitor. Remember that all 22" panels are the same so the quality of all 22" monitors is pretty much the same. I'd go for the Acer 221622" which is very nice and cheap. If you want to plug the console or TV into it you can get a seperate modulator to convert the signal to VGA or DVI. Or get a campture card for your PC. There is no need to spend the money on a monitor with video input...the difference in price will get you a capture card that will do the same thing...only problem is your PC has to be on to watch TV or use your console.
Get a monitor. A TV will have a very very low resolution compared to a monitor, probably too low to even be usable. Just get a TV tuner card for your PC and you can still watch TV and play games through that.
get both!!!! but i think monitor is better, however TV is more convenient... Resolution? yes...On TV is low.
December 10, 2007 6:42:41 AM
But this means no HD for me on monitors - BTW does the 8800gt actually give out hd? It doesnt even have hdmi out?
hd is a marketing term. 13** x 720 is hd resolution. 1920x1080 is "full hd"
The 8800gt along with practically all newer gfx cards can support 2560x1600.
hdmi = dvi + sound. meaning dvi gives same video quality as hdmi, just no sound support
22 in monitor resolution is 1680x 1050 (widescreen), walah hd.