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LCD Monitor Or LCD TV pros and cons?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
September 28, 2009 2:45:30 PM

Hi, I've recently had a new system built, but hadn't replaced the monitor, still using an old 19" viewsonic monitor, alittle blurry but can handle for a little while till I find replacement.
I'm looking at either LCD tv or LCD monitor.
Besides a price factor, anyone know which would be the better option?
I have a few connections where I can pull staff pricing and distribution pricing on stock so this really closes the gap between them as LCD tv's receive a better price reduction. This also means better options so removing pricing as a main factor.
Anyone got suggestions?
Thx in advance. :) 
September 29, 2009 10:52:43 AM

Okay here's a few decision making advice.

Differences between LCD/LCDTV....

LCD monitors have higher resolutions than LCDTV's compared to Resolution/Size ratio. For example a 42" HDTV can have a resolution of 1920x1080 while a 30" LCD can have a resolution of 2560 x 1600. What is the difference, Pixel size. LCDTV's have a bigger pixel size than a monitor. Hence why if you get close to an LCDTV you'll notice it is NOT sharp all, but the large pixels give the illusion of sharpness at farther distances than a monitor. A LCD Monitor however cannot be used from far away, not even if it's 30".... It is designed for upclose viewing.

In the end, if your going to use the display upclose, like a regular PC monitor than your better off with an LCD monitor NOT a LCDTV.... If you want to watch TV on your PC, just get a PCI Tv Tuner card....
May 17, 2010 1:09:54 AM

Great info...covers any follow-up question I may have had. Thanks.