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Can I use an LCD TV as a Monitor ?

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I want a really large monitor upto 40 inch if possible for my computer and applications.

The LCD monitors that come with computers are much smaller and extremely expensive if I want to go over 24 inch.

How do I resolve this problem ?

(1) Someone suggested to use an LCD TV as a monitor. Is this possible ?

(2) If possible, what other hardware or software do I need to use TV as a monitor ?

(3) What are the drawbacks of using LCD TV as a monitor except that I can not use it as TV which I don't care.

(4) I also like to have multimonitors for my applications. Can I do that if I was to use LCD TVs as monitors ? I mean using more than one TV as a monitors attached to one CPU ?

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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1) Yes, it is possible.

2) Usually you will need a video card with DVI, S-Video, or HDMI out. Many intergrated chipsets are adding HDMI ports.

3) Unless it is outrageously expensive it probably won't reach the resolutions that a typical monitor would. You have to turn your head to see the other side of the screen :).

4) I don't see why dual monitor technology wouldn't work with TV as oppossed to standard monitors.

These days with HD TVs taking off there is a fine line between a TV and a monitor. Many newer HD TVs even have a "PC Mode". Those are usually the ones that accept a DVI input.

Edited by Titan8990, 18 October 2007 - 02:55 AM.

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