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 Post subject: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:38 pm 
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I'm currently using a 24-inch IPS monitor. I want something bigger such as a 30-inch but the price tag is too rich for me. Also, I don't have a TV because of space constraints so it just makes sense to have a TV that can serve as both. I heard that a TV needs something called 4-4-4 chroma subsampling to work as a monitor and to show very clear text.

So, I'd like to know from anyone who uses an LCD television as a PC monitor and what you think and what models you use.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:51 pm 
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Can't say I've used them for PC, but Samsung and Sharp tv's have looked great to me. Just remember your 24" IPS is most likely native 1900x1200. A tv is maxed at 1080p.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:05 pm 
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TVs today are basically computer monitors with a TV tuner.

But do you want something bigger size wise or resolution wise? Because 1080p on a 32" screen at the same distance as your 24" monitor looks kind of ugly, since you start seeing pixels.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Azgaryth wrote:
Can't say I've used them for PC, but Samsung and Sharp tv's have looked great to me. Just remember your 24" IPS is most likely native 1900x1200. A tv is maxed at 1080p.


My monitor maxes out at 1080p and so does my video card.


LatiosXT wrote:
TVs today are basically computer monitors with a TV tuner.

But do you want something bigger size wise or resolution wise? Because 1080p on a 32" screen at the same distance as your 24" monitor looks kind of ugly, since you start seeing pixels.


I want something bigger in size. I know 1080 won't be the greatest at 32" but I can't say for sure until it's in front of me. I'm hoping for the best, I guess.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:00 pm 
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Well then, anything from LG or Samsung will do in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Okay, but I'm sure a certain model must handle text better than others depending on the panel used. With TV's, you either get VA or IPS.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:28 pm 
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IPS.

And this is what brick and mortar stores are for people =3


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:56 pm 
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LatiosXT wrote:
IPS.

And this is what brick and mortar stores are for people =3


Thanks. I'll look into it and see what's available.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I think most panels today are either TN or IPS. If you notice any color shifting when you view them off center, it's a TN panel and should be avoided.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:43 pm 
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And take it from someone who has and is using TVs as monitors...resist the urge to use a DVI-HDMI converter or HDMI to HDMI...try to use good old fashioned VGA...looks better on the eyes imho.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:04 pm 
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Well, the problem there is pretty much every TV built in the last two years doesn't have a VGA port.


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 Post subject: Re: Which 32" LCD TV to use as a monitor
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:52 am 
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nbrowser wrote:
And take it from someone who has and is using TVs as monitors...resist the urge to use a DVI-HDMI converter or HDMI to HDMI...try to use good old fashioned VGA...looks better on the eyes imho.


I read in another forum that people swear by using a DVI-HDMI "cable" not the adapter for better picture and text and then shutting off all processing. But it's worth investigating as far as the VGA input goes. Thanks.


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