1:1 Pixel Mapping or "Dot by Dot" - Sharp TVs

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    Hi Chaps,

    I want to buy an LCD TV for use as a computer monitor, showing video work to clients, web conferencing, etc.

    So it doesn't need to be amazing, equally I want something that if need be you can read writing on, make edits to websites, video or graphics on.

    So I think I need something with 1:1 Pixel Mapping, or Dot by Dot, or Full Pixel, etc.

    I have my eye on the Sharp lc-40ls240ex as it is reduced at the moment, seems the right price, colour, size, and a decent brand.

    Does anybody have any idea if this TV has this mode? Or if not (looking to spend no more than GBP £300 on a 37-40" TV) what the best alternative is?

    I know I am in the cheap end of the market but its not going to be in a (terribly) secure location and its not going to receive very much use, so its not worth spending much more.

    Thanks in advance, I've tried to search and pulled up nothing.
     
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    What are you showing clients? If its digital media you're selling and your product you're showing then surely you want it to look good? Maybe consider viewing angles too?
     
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    Viewing angle on the Sharp is 178 degrees both directions. So I'm not sure thats a problem.

    I am sure it will look good, I don't understand - do you think the Sharp will not look good?

    I will mainly be showing static graphics, websites, or video as stated in the original post. Please let me know if there is further information I should be giving - source would be a mac laptop MiniDV, I think it is, or Mini DisplayPort - the mac screen is 1920 x 1200 but I guess you would output at 1080p to the monitor at 1:1.

    I'm not selling HD video work or anything like that. This would be something to look at proofs on, without everybody having to huddle round a computer or laptop screen.
     
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    That Sharp probably wont do 1:1 pixel mapping. Looking at it, it looks like a Vestel made re-badge so basically a generic TV with a Sharp bage on it. I've tried a few and none will do 1:1 so your stuck with a soft not pin sharp display, even when you use the VGA input.
     
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    Then its out I think. I have found several lists of pixel mapping TVs; not sure if I am allowed to post external links, and lots of people saying that 1:1 Pixel Mapping is pretty standard these days.

    So I am looking around for something suitable and it seems I would also want an IPS screen? I'm a bit confused about this - some sites say its the only way to go, and some sites say that IPS can only push contrast to 1000:1 and a VA panel is what you need. If its true that an IPS screen has awful black levels, I prefer VA I guess.

    I've found the Samsung LE40A656 (definitely has 1:1 - called "Just Scan"), Sony Bravia KDL-40NX803 (cannot tell), there's lots of bargains available. But I am still finding it hard to identify which do, and which don't, especially the screen type. It seems that Sony do not use IPS although are planning to for 2013 line, I have had a Bravia 40" before which had Full Pixel mode so the KDL-40NX803 seems a good bet?

    Its very difficult, every manufacturer seems to have great TVs, and duds, in their line-up, changing yearly, and sometimes different screens in the same models dependent on god knows what factors.
     
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    Sharp themselves just confirmed that model does NOT have 1:1 FYI.
     
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    Trying to establish also whether Toshiba 40BV702B has 1:1....
     
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    Or indeed 40BV700B
     
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    Sigh, or 40BV801B. All Toshibas appear to have extensive scan adjustment menus to tune PC input, but nothing that mentions true 1:1. Apparently they call it "exact scan" and I've searched all 3 manuals above to no avail.
     
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    I have gone with the Samsung LE40A676A1M. Reviews are hard to find but good, Samsung manual confims it has Just Scan, and they will deliver it Wednesday, after which I'll post a new thread or append this one as appropriate.
     

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