TV Monitor

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palimmo
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TV Monitor

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Do you have any experience with this new technology?
I would like to buy a monitor (ca. 22/24", 1080p) to be used sometimes with my laptop (reading documents, etc...) At the same time it would be great to have a TV at home too (I'm not particularly interested in SmartTV).
And I have discovered that nowadays there are many PC Monitor meant to be used as TV (thanks to a build-in TV Tuner) as well and usually called TV-Monitor or Monitor-TV.
That's interesting!

Let me know if you use it!
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Sure...I have a PC connected to a 1080p HDTV, works just fine. Not exactly what you're asking, since mine is a 46" Sony TV that's used primarily as a TV, and only occasionally as a monitor. Also have a smaller 24" 720p HDTV that has PC inputs for use as a monitor, but I've yet to connect a PC to the small one.

I would think think that a smallish 4K TV would make an excellent monitor as well though.

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Is a TV good for working (reading, writing, etc.) several hours? Comparable to a standard Monitor?
Must it be a 1080p?
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There is a wide variety of TV displays, just as is there are monitors. Some are better than others in quality and resolution. But if comparing similar quality technologies, there should not be a difference in text vs video display quality. And no, it does not have to be 1080p. Depends a great deal on the parameters one prefers in a monitor. That is, if one prefers a high resolution monitor to provide a lot of desktop work area, then a 4K TV monitor would work well. If one has poor eye sight, and prefers a low resolution monitor to make text look bigger, then a 720 or 1080 resolution TV would work well.

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what about ppi? Apparently these are important as well...
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2924203/ ... -know.html
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Re: TV Monitor

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Sure, I use a "tv" as my main screen as the laptop's screen is always turned off from the screen settings. Just a basic Samsung lcd, not even led, bought about 6 years ago. Full hd, 60 Hz and 24'', haven't ruined my eyes yet and the picture/color is great in my opinion when you go through the trouble of setting it up properly.

Wasn't looking for a tv when I was searching for this. But the fact of the matter is, both (pure monitor or monitor with a tv) cost the same or the "tvs" were in many places cheaper or in sale. I had the antenna hooked up and used it occasionally, but then eventually took it out as I don't really watch anything on tv (everything's more conveniently online) and getting the cable out of the way was great.
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