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32 inch LCD or 27 inch Monitor from 4 feet away

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December 1, 2012 2:06:29 AM

Hey guys,
I know this question has been asked ad infinitum, but does anyone have any suggestions as to whether I should buy a 27 inch 1080p monitor or a 32inch 1080P LCD? I work about 4 feet away from my computer, so please factor that into your advice. Right now I have a 32inch 720p HDTV connected via dvi and a 46 inch 1080p HDTV (approx. 12 feet away) as a secondary monitor.

Also, which do you reccomend?

Price range: ~400
NO catleap
Color accuracy is important
Not a fan of ghosting.
December 1, 2012 12:08:38 PM

A 27 inch monitor will have more crisp image but since you are sitting 4 feet away it won't really make any differenceso go for the 32 inch one.
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December 1, 2012 12:19:09 PM

Go to an electronics store, and sit in front of both screen sizes yourself. My initial thought is that you already have a 32 so why go down in size when you're used to the 32. Get a 1080P though.
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December 1, 2012 1:03:07 PM

I've found this to be particularly helpful when choosing display sizes (I know it's for TVs but the mins tend to work well for computer screens). Just keep in mind these are general rules of thumb and your personal preference may be different.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimum_HDTV_viewing_dista...
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December 1, 2012 6:15:12 PM

ss202sl said:
Go to an electronics store, and sit in front of both screen sizes yourself. My initial thought is that you already have a 32 so why go down in size when you're used to the 32. Get a 1080P though.



I was thinking this, but I'm also concerned with ghosting/latency issues. From what I gather, no HDTV is as good for gaming/accurate video editing as most monitors.

Thanks for the input, all.

Any suggestions on models? Here are some I was considering:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AOC+-+27%26%2334%3B+Widescreen+Flat-Panel+IPS+LED+HD+Monitor+-+Piano+Black/Silver/6293177.p?id=1218726428129&skuId=6293177&st=aoc%2027%20inch&cp=1&lp=1

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+32%26%2334%3B+Cla...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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