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A/V LCD TV vs LCD monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by exavier412, 10 Feb 2007.

  1. exavier412

    exavier412 What's a Dremel?

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    I am interested in purchasing a monitor for watching movies, playing xbox, and things like that on it. I was looking at the dell widescreen 30" (3007WFP) but at that price i realized i can get a 40" lcd or something similar and hook my computer (powerbook) up to that. What would the differences be? I dont do any PC gaming. Would I be able to use that to view text or would it look horrible?
     
  2. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    The main difference between the two would be resolution. You will have a bigger screen with the 40", but you will have less on that screen that you would with the 30". I've got the 30" monitor, and I love it. Only bad part is that it doesn't have any extra inputs on it. The dual-link DVI is the only input. If you want extra inputs, you'll have to go for the TV.
     
  3. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    With the 40" the resolution your going to get is 1360x768 or something similar. I have a 27" Viewsonic LCD that I use primarily as a TV and for my 360. IMO, it's better to have a separate a TV & monitor. I like having something going on in the background, like a TV.
     
  4. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    Getting a 37 inch Westinghouse would give you 1920x1200, but that still isn't as high as an Apple 30.
     
  5. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    That would be the same resolution the 24" runs at though. Sounds like the best deal to be honest. 37" with a good resolution...
     
  6. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    Yep, Jared, you're correct. It is suppposed to be an amazing one, and I can tell you, it is actually perfect size for the res.
     
  7. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    Might have to have a look at that one myself. Do you have a link?

    (Not that I plan on getting rid of my 30", but I'd like a nice new TV :p)

    Edit: Nevermind, found it...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16889234001

    That the one?
     

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