LCD as a PC monitor

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  1. Peter Kendrick

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    I am thinking of upgrading my PC monitor and wondered whether it was possible to use an LCD screen. I saw some Sony LCD's advertised with a PC connection.
    1. Would the quality be as good as a standard PC monitor
    2. Can anyone suggest a model for me.
    Thanks.
     
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    All the newest lcd tv's can be connected with many different cables.The pc connection is advertised as D-sub.But the best connection is the DVI-HDMI cable or the VGA.So any model you are interested in can be connected.What's your budget?With this I can help you more
     
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    Tx Chris,
    Budget is around £500 but max size around 32" as it is for a study room.
     
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    So have a look at
    Toshiba 32C3030
    Samsung LE-32R87
    Sony KDL-32S2510
    and Sony KDL-32S3000 for 25£ more than your budget
     
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    I highly recommend you not to get an LCD TV for use as a primary monitor. For starters its only 10bit colour whereas TFT Monitors are 24bit. There is a very good samsung 22" available, its a PC monitor with VGA and DVI connectors.

    Samsung SM226BW is its name, you can get it for around £220.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What are you talking about?
    32R8 have 3x8=24bit :lesson:
     
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    All LCDs are either 6bit per-shade (18bit in total) or 8bit per-shade (24bit in total)

    BTW, all 22" monitors are 6bit + FRC, so that's even worse.

    Also, most cheap monitors have budget TN panel instade of quality VA/IPS panel.

    So using TV as a monitor is a good idea
     
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    I think this is a hot topic which requires clarifications for the newbies like myself. I am also after a monitor or LCD to hook up to a PC. The LCD list is long, but the monitor list is down to three:

    - Dell 3007WFP
    - Samsung SyncMaster 305T
    - Apple Cinema Display

    Now in my case, I have a satellite receiver(SCART) which I want to keep and from what I understand, no monitor of the aforementioned has a SCART input. So my problem is that something like the SyncMaster may give me a very nice PC picture when compared with an LCD(higher resolution), but it lacks in inputs. I also believe the monitors I mentioned above have no HDMI inputs so that's another drawback.

    My conclusion - but experts may prove me wrong - is that monitors like those three are to be used only if you want gaming out of your PC.
     
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    Not for email/websurfing, but better for DVD/HDTV capture cards.

    Despite a 22inch LCD being a 6 bit TN panel, it's got 1680x1050 pixels jammed into a small 22inch area, compare that to 1366x768 into a 32-40inch LCD TV...IOW, the small hi-res PC monitor will produce a much sharper, more detailed and clearer image quality for text.

    But because resolution above 768p is over-rated for HDTV, then you could use a 32-40 as multi-media monitor{games, DVD, HDTV, PS3}, but you'll most likely still want a 20-22incher for text.....it's no big deal to have 2 monitors connected by the same video card.
     
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    Yeah I it must be easier with smaller monitors, plus they are cheaper with less features... think about it, these are the same manufacturers make the TVs, you get what you pay for(larger screen, better colour & overall picture quality, sound, motion blur and other such technology and so on).

    Still, I have a question, are there any Full-HD 26" LCD TVs about to be released? (or similar size)
    I cant find any, I realise its not normally necessary for TV screens of that size(wastefull) but for PC monitor use it might be usefull.
     
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    You didn't quote direct official sources for this information. As this is a noob's topic, it would be handy to quote the source material rather than just barging in with 'facts'. Thank you.
     
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    I use a Samsung M87 as a monitor and it's better quality than my old Dell 2407WFP. When you account for the extra size it's a LOT better. ;)
     
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    So, do I have to quote on everything? I did provide the information he requested. If the OP wishes to know more, he is welcome to ask.

    Next time, try to post the correct answers before criticizing other peoples posts.
     
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    Abs agree
     

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