Big Screen For Less

Posted October 16, 2007 2:30 pm by with 3 comments

Really big monitors for your computer can still cost a fortune. The current crop of 30-inch widescreen monitors is going to run you anywhere from $1300 to around $1800. Well, I just attached a 32-inch screen to one of my PCs and the screen only cost me $597. There is a difference, though. I used an LCD television whereas those others are real computer monitors. The primary difference is resolution. While your typical 30-inch monitor is going to give you native resolutions of 2560×1600, this 32-inch TV is only going to provide 1366×768. Obviously it’s a lot smaller, but its still a big screen for about a third of the price.

Obviously, I wouldn’t condone buying a TV solely to be a computer monitor. You could, but I like big resolutions. The thought is that if you are going to buy a flat screen television, you might as well make sure it has a PC connection so that you can connect it to your computer.

3 responses to Big Screen For Less

  1. Information Addicts » Blog Archive » Big Screen Heaven October 18th, 2007 at 3:02 am

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  2. John T October 18th, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Hi All,

    I went and bought a Sharp Aquos LC-32GP1U 32″ LCD TV for the same reason. Now this TV is able to display 1080p so the cost was $1089.00 including shipping. I find that 1920 x 1080 is much easier on my eyes. In addition, the text is sharp & clear, I’m able to sit back in my chair & read text far easier. Gaming & movies are great on this TV. For me it was no contest.

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  3. DMack October 25th, 2007 at 3:59 pm

    Do your homework. I’ve run my gaming PC on a 67″ DLP 1080p Samsung and it is fantastic. I use the HDMI connection put there is a PC connection also.

    Before I had this I ran my PC rig on a 61″ Sammy DLP 720p and I had to write custom drivers for it but once I got its custom native resolution.

    Things have got a LOT easier since then but you may still have to tweak. I won’t game any other way now.

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