TV screen or Monitor

  sinbads 11:09 26 Sep 2008
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Owing to a lack of space i am looking at using a TV screen as a monitor click here

Would like to hear from those that use a tv screen as a monitor and what pro's and con's there are.

  Technotiger 11:38 26 Sep 2008

I use a widescreen 22" LCD DTV/Monitor, it is brilliant. I also have a normal TV, but I would say go for it!

  sinbads 12:53 26 Sep 2008

Thanks for your response, never having used a tv as a monitor do you think the spec of this tv is ok ? Not into games ;but do use my monitor as a tv via WMC & tv card, never really been happy with picture quality of this 17" Medion monitor.

  Technotiger 18:36 26 Sep 2008

Yes, you should be pleasantly surprised when you see your PC output on a LCD screen.

  skidzy 18:44 26 Sep 2008

I have to agree with Techno;

I often have my lappy going through my 40" lcd,especially when the boys want to play a game or two or even watching a slide show of saved pics not yet burnt etc.

  sinbads 20:28 26 Sep 2008

hi skidzy 40" thats a big screen at that size surely the picture quality must suffer, perhaps not these days with HD. I would imagine connecting is straight forward vga to pc, specs and price looks so i'll be picking one up on Sunday (aldi special buy's)

  sinbads 14:55 28 Sep 2008

OK just setup new Tv as monitor painless no probs at all exept for slight screen size adjustment.Can't believe the difference it makes now got Digital +analogue+ freesat and PC all in one just need to get freesat to WMC somehow,

Thanks for your imput

  malgall 16:14 28 Sep 2008

i have tried connecting my computer to a 32 inch HD tv and can say the quality was very good

  Technotiger 16:59 28 Sep 2008

Normally to get correct screen size with a LCD TV/Screen you should set the Resolution at the TV/Monitors max resolution - for my 22" widescreen that means 1680x1050, but yours may be different.

  sinbads 17:57 28 Sep 2008

Umm VGA resolutions supported 640x480 to 1440x900 if i set the resolution. highest my slider will go to is 1360x768 then the screen shows a black band on either side?

  Migwell 18:14 28 Sep 2008

I use a 32" Sony TV from m laptop to show slides and have also seen MSWord used on it and it's fab

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