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TV or monitor..which to buy?

Postby CPeachey on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:08 pm

I am in the market for a new monitor. TV's are a similar price so would one be OK to use as the ONLY display device? also which would offer better picture quality?

ps Just played with a freinds Windows 8 machine! Thank heavens for Linux!!!
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Re: TV or monitor..which to buy?

Postby lexon on Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:51 pm

I would search Amazon.com. I buy a lot of stuff with free shipping since I have Prime. Look though the reviews. Even if you do not buy though Amazon, the reviews might help.
I am sure you can Google and find quite a lot of info.

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Re: TV or monitor..which to buy?

Postby Neil Edmond on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:52 pm

If the TV tuner will be of use, then buy a TV. The display quality is similar in similarly priced units.

For a given size you may be able to find higher resolution monitors than TVs though. Then again, a 4K TV would likely have higher rez than most computer monitors.
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Re: TV or monitor..which to buy?

Postby Incurian on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:24 pm

Often they do not have the same suite of input options. Some TVs don't take DVI and some monitors don't take HDMI. Just something to be aware of.

Also, I wouldn't recommend getting a plasma TV for use with a computer because of burn-in, so I would only get LCD.
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Re: TV or monitor..which to buy?

Postby CPeachey on Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:04 am

Thanks guys. Something to think about.
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