[ILUG] [OT] Using HD LCD TV as Monitor
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Wed Jan 7 12:53:06 GMT 2009
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 2:28 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
> On 6 Jan 2009, at 14:15, Rory Browne wrote:
>> I'm considering getting myself a 32" ( or maybe 37" ) HD LCD TV for use as
>> PC Monitor ( as well as of course watching TV ).
>> Has anyone any experience using such a setup, who can provide some
>> enlightement on how well it works?
> Most (all ? - my cheapie certainly does) 32" LCD TVs will have HDMI and VGA
> inputs. Your best results will be with a DVI-HDMI cable as you'll skip a D/A
> and A/D step. It shoud work with Linux just like any other monitor i.e. more
> or less automagically with any current distro (I bet most of you young uns
> don't even know what a mode line is)
Just as a use(full | less) aside...
I bought in a bunch of the cheapest PCI Express graphics cards I could
get which were fanless for the purposes of quietening down some
workstations. Settled for Asus EAH3450
Whats interesting about it is they've moved from the dual DVI + svideo
to Dual DVI + HDMI straight off the card, hadn't seen that before.
Supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536. No idea on linux
compatibility, wasn't a requirement.
Looked at doing the TV as a monitor thing before for a construction
company, was looking for a large panel at high res that they might be
able to display construction drawings "life size" on screen without
having to print. As Niall points out with the pixel size comments, the
quality just isn't there for that kind of application, we ended up
going with large apple displays as the best fit.
All depends on the application really.
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