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LCD TV or LCD (TFT) Monitor

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by BruceH, May 3, 2005.

  1. BruceH

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    I'm looking for a 26" widescreen LCD TV for my newly formed cinema.
    Can't watch everything on my Projector !! :)

    I suddenly thought, as I don't use terrestrial TV, I could get a monitor instead of a TV and save money on the tuner.
    How wrong am I !!

    26" widescreen LCD TV - £540 upwards
    26" widescreen TFT Monitor - £1300 upwards

    Am I missing something???

    Thanks,
    Bruce.

    My Cinema: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209582
     
  2. benwong

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    Hi Bruce,

    Just a thought... what resolutions are the 2 screens you looked at?

    For a screen intended for PC use only, due to the relative close viewing distance (probably within 1 metre) the resolution for any screen above 20" would probably need a resolution of 1600x900 or more(I've seen some around 1900 x...). Normal HD ready 26" LCD TV's range between 1280x720 to 1366x768.

    This would affect manufacturing costs. Regardless of what badge you buy, all screens used for the LCD TVs come from just a handful of manufacturers. These manufacturers mass produce these screens on a very large scale as demand for 26" LCD tvs is high. The same cannot be said for 26" PC monitors, where only a handful of consumers actually want or need such a large screen.
    This would go some way to explaining the price difference.

    Other things to look at would be response times and contrast ratios for the 2 screens. Again due to the close viewing distance of PC Monitors, any faults would be picked up much quicker than that of TVs, and so Monitors usually have quicker response times etc.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong though!

    Ben
     
  3. BruceH

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    Sounds pretty likely.

    Volume is probably the largest factor I guess.
     

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