LCD for Gaming / PC Monitor use

ukclaret

Standard Member
Hi there

I am currently looking at the Samsung 26'' LE26A457 as a second TV to use with my xbox 360 and my PC as a monitor.

Is this a decent LCD tv for such a task? I am not sure whether this is an older Samsung model or not.

My other concern is how my PC will display on such a screen size. My desktop is about 6 years old now and has an ancient 64MB nvidia card in it. Will this present problems when using this TV as a monitor. I really don't want any black bars etc

Any advice appreciated
 

adz4321

Standard Member
Ok its got HDMI input so if you've got an xbox360 elite its gonna look the muts nuts if not go buy an elite! , as for your pc i had my old 32 inch lcd on my old nev 64mb card it looked ok but wasnt great - check out ebuyer for a new pc!
 

ukclaret

Standard Member
Ok its got HDMI input so if you've got an xbox360 elite its gonna look the muts nuts if not go buy an elite! , as for your pc i had my old 32 inch lcd on my old nev 64mb card it looked ok but wasnt great - check out ebuyer for a new pc!
Sorry its took a while to respond.

Yes I have got an elite so the HDMI side of things is ready to go.

No funds for a new PC so it will have to do. It is currently on a crappy 15" TFT with really low end resolution so the 26" Samsung must be an improvement on that!!

I am sure my current res is governed by the monitor not the graphics card as when I took my PC to work once and hooked it up to another (newer) monitor it could exceed the res I got on the monitor at home. Hope that makes sense!
 

FozzieTheBear

Novice Member
The telly has a resolution of 1368 x 768 so your PC should be fine- it will prob run at 1024 x 768, so you will see black bars down the sides, unless the PC can be pursuaded to go widescreen (i.e 1368 x 768)- I have a vintage PC with on board graphics and it managed to get this resolution, but needed a driver update.
 
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