Using an LCD hd tv instead of a monitor, good or bad idea?

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  1. mr meh

    mr meh Well-Known Member

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    So I could well do with a new monitor for my pc, i notice that 22" monitors and lcd hd tv's are around the same price and both have 1920 x 1080 resolution, and also i can watch tv in bed on it!

    Is there any good reason why i shouldnt get a tv instead of a monitor?
     
  2. AudioRuso

    AudioRuso New Member

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    I would never use a LCD tv to sub for a monitor. There are plenty of very good large format displays for a good price. Here's one that looks terrific and is a great size: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824176141

    The reason you don't want to do this is because unlike a monitor (close range device) a tv will have larger sized pixels. Although you could get away with doing this I think it's a hit and miss deal. Same reason you don't go and bust out some home theater speakers for studio monitors.
     
  3. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Yeah man good idea! Ive got a 37" Full HD one as mine..

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    I do now wear glasses though lol
     
  4. Freek

    Freek Lets get freeeeeeky

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    i use my 32" hd tv as my monitor. graffix card got HD out so i just use that to connect it all up.
     
  5. ARTFX

    ARTFX www.artfx-studios.com

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    Why not, will work good I think.
    Don't need it since I've got an HD monitor which has the same size as my TV.
     
  6. Krispy

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    I love using my 46" TV as a monitor
    It allows me to sit back on the couch and watch movies and stuff or work on things from a distance
    Just get a wireless keyboard and mouse and you are in business!

    My tv runs at a very high resolution and pixels are definitely not a problem
    It looks fantastic
     
  7. Forau

    Forau CONCUSSION RECS

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    Thats what i do at the mo. Only 21". Got a HD projector for xbox and tv. (HD porn across a wall ftw)

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  8. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    Don't see anything wrong with it, I use it and it's working like a charm