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Monitor sizes

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Brightdevil, Aug 29, 2008.

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    What size monitor do you use?The reason I'm asking this is that I'm in the market to purchase a new monitor, and have been toying with the idea of purchasing a HDTV to use as the monitor. I understand that 1080p tv's have a native resolution of 1920 x 1080, but am leary about spending 3k on a monitor that will burn out in a couple of years. Opinions? Suggestions?:confused:
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  2. scissors

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    I use a 22" monitor, not a TV. In my experience, when you hook a PC up to a flat panel TV it just doesn't look as good as on a proper monitor and that's with a TV that will do 1:1 pixel mapping. Be aware that some TV's won't do 1:1 pixel mapping and this will look really bad so you need to do your reaserch before hand.

    Not sure on the technicalities but they kust don't seem right for close up viewing that a monitor requires.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Brightdevil

    Brightdevil Guest

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    Thank you very much scissors. I've been doing alot of research into the Sony Bravia series, and from what I can tell, the 52" tv that just came out actually does do 1:1 pixel mapping. The funny part is that when I called the tech support line, they had to upgrade my call to level 2 because the initial tech didn't know for sure.
     
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    Grit. Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently on my laptop, which is a whopping 14.1" TFT screen ^^, and on my main PC, i've got a 17" TFT monitor
     
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    Brightdevil Guest

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    Lol, I'm currently using a 22", but have been getting insane headaches recently, because of the amount of time I spend on the computer. So that's the main reason for looking for a bigger monitor.
     
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    Here in the UK once you get above 22" the price goes up considerably. I think this is probably down to the panel used. TN panels are widely used up to 22" and are fairly cheap but their drawback is poor viewing angles where colours look darker/lighter depending on the angle you look at. I think that once you get a screen bigger then 22" viewing angle come into to much more and this makes TN panels above 22" a poor choice.

    A briefly had a Dell 2407WFP (not a TN panel) and it really was superb. I always get temped when I see one for a decent price.

    Good luck anyway.
     
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    Also note that due to the higher resolution the dot pitch on a 24" monitor is smaller than on a 22" so text would actually be smaller on a 24" display. If you're getting eye strain that this may not help you.
     
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    On my laptop my screen is 15.4" with a resolution of 1280x800

    I guess it all depends on what you want!
     
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    (1) 22" widescreen and (2) 19"
     
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    I use a 19" TFT, it's pretty decent, but i'd like a bigger one. Or another 19" to dual screen with.
     
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    Thanks everyone for all the answers. I was really hoping that someone in here was running one of the larger screens to let me know what they think and so on. But based on what everyone has said, it sounds like i might just be better off using a better quality monitor, with a much higher DPI.
     
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    Still using a 15" CRT monitor from the office :)
     
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    tendulkar2 Banned

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    I'm using 1440 X 900 resolution monitor (ViewSonic).
     
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    Lol, damn onlinebuzz, and here I thought I was bad for taking this long to upgrade =_)
     
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    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    I am using 17" for my desktop monitor and 14" for my laptop.

    DON.
     
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    I've got dual monitors, one is 20" and the other is 21".
     
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    17" TFT is what Im using currently. I actually likes the 15" one that I was using earlier better though
     
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    Abhik ..:: The ONE ::..

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    1x22", 1x19" and 1x15" LCD Monitors
     
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    I use a 19" crt monitor; the color combinations and viewing angles are the best in crt...
     
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    27" seems good :D
     
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