Happy Friday! If you're in the process of shopping for a larger flat-panel monitor or are getting ready to replace that clunky old CRT computer monitor of yours, you may want to take a few minutes to read through this week's discussion topic on pros and cons using an HDTV for computing. After reading, you can weigh your options before pulling the trigger on a dedicated computer monitor.
Over the years, as HDTVs have come down quite a bit in price and the main source of home media entertainment comes from computers, it isn't surprising that more and more people have opted to get an HDTV rather than a dedicated computer monitor. As you read through the discussion, you'll realize that many people are hooking up their computers to their HDTVs, either as their primary or secondary display. And if you are like John, who is on the fence about doing just that, read up on our members' advice and take some notes. As veteran member waytron mentions, pay particular attention to the ability of your computer's current video card to ensure that it has the resolution capabilities to make sure it can even drive the TV. If your computer is already hooked up to your HDTV, come and join us in the discussion and share how your current system is set up. We look forward to your participation. Thanks and have a great weekend!
Pros and cons of using an HDTV for computing
I'm thinking about getting a new larger monitor for my
desktop computer, and wonder about the difference between
getting a dedicated monitor and a high-def TV. I'd plan to
drive it with a VGA cable, and perhaps have a HDMI cable from
the satellite box, too. I'd like to be able to use PIP and
have TV in the small inset picture. Getting a TV would also
have the benefit of being able to use it standalone. Is this
a good idea? How much computer monitor performance do I give
up if I get a 32-inch 1080p TV? Please let me know what the
pros and cons are so I can make a sound decision. Thanks.
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