Difference between Monitor and LCD TV monitor?
What is the difference between a 30-inch LCD TV monitor that i can buy for $400.00 and an actual 30-inch PC monitor that cost about 4-5 times more? Monitors have never been my thing and would like to know the idfference... Thanks
First and most noticable is resolution and pixel density.
Both panels are 30" but the monitor would definitely have 16:10 aspect ratio and the TV would have a 16:9 aspect ratio. So the monitor gives you more pixels.
Apart from the ratio the pixel density of the monitor is almost double that of a TV, at 2560x1600 rather than 1920x1080. So if you think blu-ray is good quality, a 30" monitor almost doubles that.
Panel type is also different. TVs are usually PVA panels which are very good but most monitors like the LG and Dell 30" use a S-IPS panel technology. You get more color accuracy, gammut, and viewing angle.