The line between computer monitors and televisions is growing increasingly thin. In a recent Product Spotlight article, I outlined my experience using the Sharp AQUOS LC-32D64U LCD TV as a computer monitor. If you have the extra cash and adequate desktop real estate, an LCD TV might be the right PC monitor for you.
Poll: Will most people eventually use an LCD TV as their computer monitor?
Takeaway: In a recent Product Spotlight article, Bill Detwiler outlined his experience using the Sharp AQUOS LC-32D64U LCD TV as a computer monitor. He feels many people will eventually use LCD TVs as their primary computer monitor. Do you agree? Take this quick poll and let us know.
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Also tighter dot-pitch
A large 1080p LCD TV (the usual 37" or bigger) doesn't work well on a desk as the pixels are too big; it has to be mounted further away to look right, and that makes it unsuited to any desk-type work as the screen really needs to be there on the desk with everything else.
Graduating Slowly -- maybe DLP next
Probably would still only use it for TV watching, or the rare game. Two of my PCs have HD tuners and my area has over 38 over the air channels (many duplicate). My DLP is an older Samsung -- no built-in HD tuner.
PC monitors don't have the same lifespan though
A monitor designed for surveillance use with a camera costs more than double what a normal LCD panel costs. It also lasts a lot longer and doesn't suffer burn in from still images. LCD TV's are similar, sure ther eare cheapo ones that will die as fast as any other screen but the quality TV's will outlast a basic computer LCD. The balance between components is imperative, some people use a cheapo backlight system and the screen dies in one year, others use high end components that are properly matched which work longer because components actually complement each other, rather than having a mix of weak components that wear each other out.
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