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Whats better, TV or Monitor?

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January 7, 2010 2:30:00 AM

Well, do you think its better to buy a really good TV and connect it to your PC or a monitor? It seems that most TVs now have the option to plug your PC to it and they are much less expensive than monitors.

Which one do you think its better?

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January 7, 2010 2:35:27 AM

Monitors have higher resolutions, TV's rarely get pushed more than 1920 x 1080 (1080p) so it doesn't make sense for them to get any higher.
A 24 inch 16:10 LCD usually has a resolution of 1920 x 1200, where's the same TV would hardly have 720p (1280x720)

In my experience TV's seem blurry/bigger pixels.
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January 7, 2010 2:44:41 AM

depends what the PC is used for, for a gaming PC a monitor with high resolution and low response time is good, for a home theater PC for watching movies a TV is fine

also depending on how far you sit away you may want a bigger screen as opposed to better resolution, like gaming at 10ft away, you may want a 40" 1080P TV so you can see everything fine
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January 7, 2010 9:14:52 AM

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January 7, 2010 11:53:34 AM

For every day computer use, gaming, and watching some movies a computer monitor is the way to go.

For an HTPC than a TV is the obvious choice.
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August 28, 2013 3:49:27 PM

I would get the monitor because most of the time the features and resolution you get on a monitor costs less if you had a tv with high resolution maybe 3d it could cost you a lot of money you're mainly paying for the size if you want to do gaming i would pick the monitor who would need a 50" tv anyway for that
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August 28, 2013 5:33:50 PM

mindless728 said:
depends what the PC is used for, for a gaming PC a monitor with high resolution and low response time is good, for a home theater PC for watching movies a TV is fine

also depending on how far you sit away you may want a bigger screen as opposed to better resolution, like gaming at 10ft away, you may want a 40" 1080P TV so you can see everything fine


A 1080p 40" screen looks blurry/bigger pixels due to its ppi is 55.07 so honestly i would recommend even tho i havent seen any tv made something like a 3840x2160=ultra HD or better at that screen side to get a crisp/cleaner picture. Ive use to own a 32" and a 40" inch at 1080p and they look horrible compared to 23"..Resolution and PPI does come in hand n hand and people think bigger is better and thats not ture and even tho your sitting back more on a 40" it still looks screwy and not as clean but for ultra HD we got a longs ways to go before we see the prices drop to reasonable amounts

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August 28, 2013 5:48:24 PM

You do realize that this thread is over two years old, yes?
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