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Brand new 40" LCD TV as a screen for pc


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thebeebster

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Is it worth it? Are the resolutions fine for doing normal day to day acitivities, watching streamed movies, video games?

I eventually want to hook my cable box to my pc and have a picture in picture. So I can watch tv while im on the computer. Is it possible?

Thank you very much in advance :)
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dsenette

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i HAD a laptop hooked to my 37" lcd for a while...but the hard drive has eaten itself so at the moment i don't have it hooked up....but when it was working everything was fine (this was an old laptop as well so the graphics card wasn't exactly current). i had to set the resolution relatively low, and turn on the extra large fonts and such to be able to read anything on the TV from across the room (about 10 to 15 feet), but i regularly played videos and some small flash games (not a big gamer) as well as using my netflix "watch now" stuff on it... everything looked good to me.

as for the PIP with the cable box...one would assume that if you've got the proper hardware to connect the cable box to the computer and have it play on the computer, that you'd be able to PIP TV and internet/computer usage easily by simply minimizing or cascading the windows
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Digerati

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Is it worth it?

It all boils down to how far away you sit from it. If too close, you will wear your neck out!
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