[ILUG] [OT] Using HD LCD TV as Monitor
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Wed Jan 7 10:19:25 GMT 2009
2009/1/7 Philip Reynolds <philip.reynolds at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Niall answered this really well. Got a nvidia video card myself dual
> > DVI with a Samsung 22" as main display and a Sony 32" as secondary
> > (used only for videos). Works really well, it does 1366x768 (HD ready
> > resolution), I wouldn't really use it for computer stuff, my aim is
> > mostly multimedia.
> I've got an LG "full HD" TV. It takes standard VGA, so no surprises
> there and full HD means it's 1980x1080 at 60Hz. I use it with my laptop
> to give me ample screen space for coding and it's perfect.
Thanks Philip - that's exactly what I was looking for.
I wasn't sure if 1980x1080 would be suitable for such size of screen,
considering that 30in monitors come in at 2560x1600.
> I'm using
> an nVidia Geforce 8400M GS that came with my 1 year old Dell Vostro.
> Nothing special there.
> > So in short, works well but as Niall advised, wouldn't use it as a
> > replacement for a monitor.
> I think on a 32" TV, I wouldn't like to work at much less than
> 1980x1080. I picked up my 32" on iBOOD for ~ EUR500 and I think
> they're still selling in Currys for ~ EUR 700 reduced 3 months later.
I agree - I wouldn't consider any less than that for such a screen size.
> Most definitely a thumbs up from me, providing your graphics card can
> do 1980x1080.
If it doesn't I'll just get a new one.
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