[ILUG] [OT] Using HD LCD TV as Monitor
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Wed Jan 7 10:36:46 GMT 2009
On 7 Jan 2009, at 10:19, Rory Browne wrote:
> I wasn't sure if 1980x1080 would be suitable for such size of screen,
> considering that 30in monitors come in at 2560x1600.
That's down to what I mentioned earlier - pixel size - rather larger on
a TV than a monitor, and is a large part of the difference in cost
a 30" monitor and a 30" TV.
>> 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
Depends what you're doing. My 32" TV isn't full HD so it's 1366x768 or
and so appears a bit clunky with text. But then, I don't try to use it
just for the odd media watching. IMO a 30" screen is too big for
working with anyway
as you have to sit too far back from it. Of course graphics designers
specialised needs find such screens useful, but it's horse for courses.
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