connecting a LCD TV to PC using HDMI rather than VGA

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  1. preed

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    I have recently purchased a media PC with an HDMI motherboard.
    The intention is to buy an LCD TV which will also serves as a monitor for the PC.

    All TVs have HDMI in, however in the reviews/specs not all of them have HDMI and/or VGA "PC in"

    I have tried a 2007 panasonic TX26LX70F (PC in = VGA)
    Even though the connection works, the "desktop" image and text is not perfect, and doesnt fit exactly.

    I therefore suppose that I do have to pay attention to the "PC in" specification - it has to mention HDMI and VGA

    Most Panasonics (my 1st choice) seems only to mention VGA. Samsungs, Philips and others mention HDMI and VGA.

    Can anyone please advise / comment on their experiences.
    bearing in mind this additional (PC) use, is an LCD a good choice?

    Thanks.
     
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    I use a 52" Samsung F96 for a PC/HTPC monitor in my front room. I connect via HDMI (with DVI dongle from graphics card) and it is fantastic with an extremely sharp picture.

    Using VGA 'may' cause issues as certain resolutions/framerates may not be accepted via VGA (check the panel if your not sure). You could not select 1080p/24Htz for example for watching Blu-ray and other HD material...

    I'm sure that my Samsung has a HDMI socket dedicated for PC use as the signal for PC and (For example) a stand alone Blu-Ray player is apparently different (I know nothing about this...).

    It helps that my graphics card is easily customisable with regard to resolution/Htz settings, I use a ATI 3650.

    In short the PC picture is absolutely fantastic on my set (after a bit of tinkering).

    Good luck :thumbsup:
     

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