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Tv vs Monitor

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October 11, 2011 1:40:26 PM

I'm putting a new system together for gaming. I was wondering what everyone thought of using a larger Tv vs a monitor considering they are around the same price.

Tv: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Westinghouse-VR-3225/16914369

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

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October 11, 2011 8:00:19 PM

Do not even consider a TV for a gaming rig. It will have a lower resolution, a TV has overscan so your resolution will be even less than rated, and the response is worse.
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December 7, 2011 3:24:46 PM

While I can't speak to whether there's a noticeable difference between the two, I can assure you overscan is not an issue. Overscan applies to broadcast video, CRTs, and rear projection displays in some instances...not LCD TV sets. Both a monitor and TV sized at 1920x1080 have exactly 1920x1080 usable pixels.
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