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Solved: 'HDTV as a monitor' versus computer Monitor

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  1. sharky

    sharky Thread Starter

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    'HDTV as a monitor' versus Computer Monitor

    i am looking to buy a monitor for my computer
    It seems a small HDTV is about the same price as a traditional monitor

    I am leaning towards a HDTV because although i have an HDTV,sometime in the future a small screen HDTV may come in handy.

    Are there any big differences between an 'HDTV as a monitor' vs. a computer Monitor?
     
  2. TonyB25

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    Yes. Screen resolution. HDTV's have a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. Doesn't matter if the TV is 32 inches or 70 inches. Resolution is the same. Computer monitors can have higher resolutions.
     
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    Clarity can vary based on screen size. The larger the screen (at the same resolution), the less clear/sharp images/text will appear.

    And response time. TV's often don't have the response time of a computer monitor.
     
  4. pizzapeter

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    I'd recommend you stick with a monitor if you're just going to be using it for your computer, but if you're looking to save costs and might use the HDTV in the future then go for that!
     
  5. sharky

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    Thanks everyone for replying.
    Because a store had a sanyo 24 " monitor for $100, went with a monitor
     
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