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Monitor or tv?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
August 26, 2010 11:16:12 AM

Is there any reason why I can't use an HD tv as my computer monitor? Would it not have just as good resolution as a computer monitor?

How would it be for text?


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September 7, 2010 8:47:30 PM

I've heard of some people doing this, but I've never dedicated a TV in this way, so my opinion is academic and well, my opinion.

From a technical point of view the purpose doesn't fit. E.g. TV's aren't designed for input speeds, so expect masses of input lag. Some TV's have PC or gaming settings, which cut out video processing to increase input performance, but I have seen lots of lag when hooking up my laptop to the TV. Also a TV is designed for watching video material at good distances, not close up text or presentations. For me there designed for a purpose. Think of how much a 32inch monitor is... and then a TV.

To waffle on... Resolution also plays a part, I'd never purchase a 32inch monitor at 1920x1080, hell I don't think I'd buy a 27inch with that resolution.

IMO... Hope this helps,

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September 8, 2010 8:52:42 AM

I have an HDTV rigged to my desktop for media purposes, i.e. watching movies and such. It does a great job for that, but for text and such, it isn't the greatest. Depending on what your planned use is for it, I'd probably shoot for a monitor.
September 9, 2010 12:52:55 AM

Best answer selected by rutledj.