View Full Version : Any1 using LCD-TV as main PC-Monitor?
9th January 2005, 14:12
Greetings, I´m very interested to purchase a ~26-32inch LCD-TV to replace both my current heavy CRT TV & PC-Monitor because of lack of space in my apartment. The reason I'm asking this on various web-forums is because I know that the older generation LCD-TV's could not even be compared to a LowEnd PC-Monitors when connected through DVI or VGA to a PC. lousy dot pitch I guess. Most of the current LCD-TV's supports at least ~1280x768 (WXGA) resolution and VGA/DVI inputs, but I've been told that in order to get a sharp/acceptable PC-image on a LCD-TV you have to cranck it down to
~800x600. And that mainly kills the purpose to consider buying a LCD-TV as a replacement for a PC-Monitor.
I would appreciate any info/experiences with other LCD-TV users about this.
9th January 2005, 21:39
Welcome to NTSC Standards (assuming that you live in the US)
The only way for your LCD TV idea to work i imagine is if it had a seperate VGA and/or DVI input designed for use with computing. While it may seem too obvious the main issue here is that if you run your computer signal through normal TV connections (coax, RCA, Digital) the monitor will only take it as a 800X600 optimal
Kickass idea but you need to bypass all the other connections.
9th January 2005, 22:21
I live in the PAL world ;) Eruope/Sweden, Yes, most of the current LCD-TV's have seperate VGA/DVI connections but its a shame that they still can't pruduce a sharp desktop image at the optimal resolution that they support even when using DVI input with a modern Nvidia card. But I guess thats why a real 30inch PC-LCD/TFT monitor is much more expensive then a 30inch LCD-TV. You get what pay for :(
10th January 2005, 06:07
I know that plasmas connect to DVI ... however, with the price of that ... why bother?
Dell has an LCD monitor that can connect to DVI and SVideo and Composite video. It is their Ultra Sharp 2001FP. But I don't know about it if you are wanting PAL.
10th January 2005, 18:13
I agree, plasmas are way overpriced if you consider that the phosphoric elements in plasma displays fade over time ~25,000- thousand hours and there is no way to replace/fix it after that, the display simply continues to grow dimmer with use. For a 24/7 use as a PC-Monitor/TV LCD's are the right way to go, alot cheaper and you get more value for your money, even a low End LCD-TV last at least 75,000+ hours and the backlight bulbs can actually be replaced.
Thank god for the purchase on approval policy :D Im going to test 4 diffrent LCD-Tv's at the same price range ~1000usd, buy 1 at the time, test and return after a week, until I find the right one.
this no-namer below now costs around 1000usd, its good to see that the prices are falling now after the year.
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