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Bryden
07-05-2009, 05:22 PM
I am still contemplating changing my 19" AOC monitor for a larger screen size. One computer shop in Hamilton suggested if I was going to 26" or above I should use a TV instead.... can anyway please advise me "fors" and "againsts"....

TIA

Bryden

davidmmac
07-05-2009, 06:04 PM
If you really need that much screen real estate, you could just buy 2 of these (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6524)and run it as a dual monitor setup. It's cheaper than buying a new TV :).

the_bogan
07-05-2009, 06:11 PM
If you really need that much screen real estate, you could just buy 2 of these (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=6524)and run it as a dual monitor setup. It's cheaper than buying a new TV :).

Downside to that is all the F'n error messages appear in the middle...

pcuser42
07-05-2009, 06:12 PM
There are monitors larger than 26", so why they suggested a TV I have no idea.

davidmmac
07-05-2009, 06:24 PM
Well, you could take a look at this (http://www.playtech.co.nz/category.php?action=show&id=936) page here :thumbs:

Edit: and this (http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=36&minorCatID=235) page here. :)

Both have monitors larger than 26".

Blam
07-05-2009, 07:58 PM
I would get a monitor, it would be much cheaper that a high resolution TV!

Bryden
07-05-2009, 08:46 PM
Not that much cheaper from the prices I saw.... $800+ for a 26" television, not that much less for a 26" monitor, which after all is only useful as part of a computer.... however, maybe there is a downside that I am not aware of? If you know of one, please say....

TIA

Blam
07-05-2009, 08:48 PM
Not that much cheaper from the prices I saw.... $800+ for a 26" television, not that much less for a 26" monitor, which after all is only useful as part of a computer.... however, maybe there is a downside that I am not aware of? If you know of one, please say....

TIA

Resolution-26" TVs are usually low in resolution while monitors that size are usually Full HD or close to Fulld HD

davidmmac
07-05-2009, 08:49 PM
For starters the resolution of a $800 TV is likely to be lower than a monitor.

Edit: You beat me to it blam :)

inphinity
08-05-2009, 10:28 AM
For example, a Sony KLV26T400A which is a 26" BRAVIA LCD TV only runs a resolution of about 1366x768. It RRPs for about $900. For similar money, you can get a proper LCD monitor that will do at least 1920x1200.

So, the disadvantage is the cost of a 26" TV with high resolution support is typically much more than a 26" monitor of the same resolution.

Bryden
08-05-2009, 11:53 AM
Now you know why I ask the questions here.... I would not have known about the resolution on the TV as opposed to a monitor....

Thanks so much to everyone who replied....

Bryden

CYaBro
08-05-2009, 12:13 PM
The other thing is that a TV won't have a DVI input on it.
It will have HDMI so not a biggie as you can use a DVI-HDMI cable.