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Old 07-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #21
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i dont get it

will a 22 in tv be as readable as a 22 in monitor?

and also, is the resolution determined by the tv or gpu if its a 1080 p tv?
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #22
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Picture quality is not an issue. My desktop looks fine on my Sony Bravia.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:35 PM   #23
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I can assure you that a 22" LCD computer monitor and a 22" TV setup for use as a monitor at the same viewing distance will NOT look the same at 1080p. That's the point I was try to get across. Hence:



You might have to back off the resolution of the TV to 1024x768 (you would have to see for yourself; you might be able to read something larger) in order to read small text, which will then look like crap anyways since it's 1024x768. Or you could just use the zoom feature in all of your programs at native res. Haha. That would suck.
I've never experienced any of this, but if you say so. Basically, the bottom line for me would be to try before you buy, and get whatever suits your preference. If possible, get a monitor with a built in TV tuner.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:51 PM   #24
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so a monitor with a tv tuner....

is it easy as plug and chug? (just stick the cable in and go?)
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:58 PM   #25
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so a monitor with a tv tuner....

is it easy as plug and chug? (just stick the cable in and go?)
Yup. Plug in cable, blug in DVI or VGA, turn on and go.
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i dont get it

will a 22 in tv be as readable as a 22 in monitor?

and also, is the resolution determined by the tv or gpu if its a 1080 p tv?
Depends on the individual TV. Both the monitor/tv and GPU have to be compatible with the resolution to view it. Think of it as a hose. You can only get 10 gallons per minute through a hose if the hose is wide enough and if you have enough water.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:15 AM   #26
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so something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001278

will i be able to use my computer speakers to listen to television?
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That looks like a good one.
It looks like you would need an SPDIF converter to use your computer speakers, unless it has something they didn't mention.
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so something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001278

will i be able to use my computer speakers to listen to television?
Yeah, that'll work great. That's actually a slightly smaller version of the one my friend got. He says the tuner is great and goes up to 1000 channels. And yes, you can use any speakers you plug into it, or the built in ones.
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so something like this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001278

will i be able to use my computer speakers to listen to television?
That looks just fine for a monitor with built in tuner.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:27 AM   #30
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a bigger one? where?

so just to be sure

i take the cable

plug it in

and it just searches for channels?

and can I just plug in computer speakers or do they need conversion as foothead said?
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