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24-inch HDTV as a PC monitor, what do you think?

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October 1, 2012 12:28:51 AM

I seriously want to consider using this HDTV:

Sony 24-inch EX430 Series BRAVIA TV (model KLV-24EX430)
> 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, 16:9, Edge LED Backlight
> See full specs at http://www.sony.co.id/product/klv-24ex430

as a PC monitor, which will be connected via an HDMI cable to the Radeon HD 4350 (low profile) graphics card. I will use this monitor only for office purposes (read and write a lot of documents), internet browsing and watching video (maybe Blu-ray) with Windows 7 as operating system. I can buy this HDTV directly from a local store for about $200.

Is the text on this HDTV will look different or worse (blur) rather than using the LCD monitor? Please advice and help?

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October 1, 2012 1:01:45 AM

Should work great if you already have it. I wouldn't buy it to use as a pc monitor though.

TV's tend to have slower responses than monitors but it shouldn't be a problem doing what you are using the computer for.
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October 1, 2012 1:02:12 AM

Sure, why not!

I currently use my 30 Inch LED HD TV for my PC monitor.
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October 1, 2012 1:43:04 AM

amuffin said:
Sure, why not!

I currently use my 30 Inch LED HD TV for my PC monitor.


At what distance you use it? How the text is displayed, if enough clear and sharp?
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October 1, 2012 1:47:40 AM

yialanliu said:
Should work great if you already have it. I wouldn't buy it to use as a pc monitor though.

TV's tend to have slower responses than monitors but it shouldn't be a problem doing what you are using the computer for.


Did you mean HDTV generally have higher input lag than LCD monitor (or response time)?
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October 1, 2012 1:51:26 AM

Need to tweak your settings under your graphic settings once you plug it in (HDMI). I use a 40 inch LED Samsung 120hz as a second display my first is a 30" 2560 x 1600 IPS one for gaming and everyday use.
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October 1, 2012 2:07:37 AM

brightsmith said:
At what distance you use it? How the text is displayed, if enough clear and sharp?

It's about 3 feet away from me text is good, I use it for gaming as well, even on the HTPC setup that is used on a Sharp 60 inch LED TV the text is perfectly displayed (about 15 feet away).
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October 1, 2012 2:20:14 PM

brightsmith said:
Did you mean HDTV generally have higher input lag than LCD monitor (or response time)?

Yes, monitors can have input lag as low as 2ms for some models while TVs generally have a much higher input lag of 10+ even for the best hdtvs.

A different model of Bravia was listed at 31 here:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1865305
which is comparable to most HDTVs.
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