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What should I get 2 of these TFT's or 1 HD TV?

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May 1, 2010 7:46:52 PM

Hi I have been looking at lots of TFT's and HD TV's today.

The 22" TFTs look horizontally wide but vertically narrow. While the 32" HD TV's look to be in the correct aspect.

I am torn between either.

2 x http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/22+Inch+LCD/LG+...

or

1 x http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/lg-32lh5000-32-full-hd-lc...

The TV has a freeview tuner, telextext, hdmi and I can use it for Windows Media Centre.

What should I do?

Thanks

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May 1, 2010 8:15:33 PM

The LCD monitors and the TV both have the exact same resolution of 1920 x 1080 and so also have the exact same 16:9 aspect ratio.

A 22" monitor with 1920x1080 packed tightly within it's smaller frame gives you smaller text and icons compared to the more common 24" 1920x1080 monitors.
The opposite is true of a 32" frame loosely packed with 1920x1080 pixels. If you have the LCD TV parked close to your face (as you would most monitors) the text and icons will look large and maybe a bit awkward to use. The larger TVs look better pushed back farther than some desks would allow.

What aspect ratio are you wanting to have?
16:10 (1920x1200) is a popular aspect ratio but most often found in premium 24" IPS panels these days.
With dual 22" 1920x1080 in portrait mode (not all monitors support Pivot Mode) you'd have an effective screen size of 2160 x 1920.

May 1, 2010 8:25:06 PM

I see what you mean about having the large monitor close on the desk. My monitor would be about 2.5 feet from me.

I could put the large screen on the wall which is about 2 metres away from me.

I,ve not looked into the aspect ratio yet.

So 2 x 22" would give me more screen size?

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May 1, 2010 8:34:24 PM

Two 22" LCDs side-by-side would give you an effect resolution of 3840x1080 and aspect ratio of 32:9
If you mean would the 2 LCDs give you more screen real estate for open windows it would give you exactly twice as much as the 32" LCD TV.

You could also look at the 22" 1680x1050 LCDs. They have an apect ratio of 16:10
2 of those would give you 3360x1050 resolution and 32:10 aspect ratio.
Only limitation there is lack of 1080P for Blu-Ray movie support.
May 1, 2010 8:42:17 PM

I,m looking for the real estate value. I use two 17" monitors at the the moment and I need to upgrade them.

I need a bigger and better canvas to work on. And I was thinking maybe the 32" HD TV would allow me to.

But maybe its just gonna blow up what I have on one screen and thats it.

Its nice having two independant screens where I can have IE open on one and be working on the other.

But is a bit of a pain because you have the gap of two screens.

If I could get everything to work on one big screen it would be better.
May 1, 2010 9:15:27 PM

midi25 said:
But maybe its just gonna blow up what I have on one screen and thats it.
That's exactly what it does.

At the high end you have thelarge 30" 2560x1600 LCD panels are nice but at £1100 you could get 2 excellent 24" 1920x1200 LCDs for £900.
You'd have a choice of 3840x1200 or 2400x1920 (Pivot Mode) res for more screen resolution at a lower price.


May 4, 2010 10:20:17 PM

I want to get the best for my £££.

I have narrowed it down to :

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Monitors/23+Inch+LCD/LG+...

or

http://uk.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=211423766

Ideally I would like a 1920x1200 or a 27" screen.

But I could be looking at spending near to £600+ !!

So £340 for 2 x 23" 1080p LCD,s with HDMI is not too bad.

Whatever I buy is going to be wrong because something new will come out. And my purchase will seem a waste as prices come down.

I want to get the best for my money now.

Which one do you think I should go for?

Thanks
May 4, 2010 11:05:48 PM

Hi,

I know what you mean.

I,m going to order two LG W2353V's then.

I would like the 27" versions but as they are £120 more i,m gonna go with 23".

Fingers crossed they should be ok.

May 4, 2010 11:39:20 PM

I think I would have picked the same model.
Let us know how things turn out once you get them set up and running.
May 4, 2010 11:41:39 PM

Thanks for your help.

I,ve ordered them and they should be here within the next couple of days.

I,ll add some pics to this post.

Thanks again.
May 6, 2010 10:40:19 PM

They arrived today.



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