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Difference between LCD TV, LCD monitor, & TV monitor


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I haven’t the foggiest idea if there is a difference but the guy in the store (who shall remain nameless due to their geeky reputation) said a “TV monitor” is different then if you bought an LCD TV and used it as a monitor or if you bought an LCD monitor and bought a TV tuner.

He said because a TV monitor is truly a TV and truly a monitor. It goes from one mode to another. Where is the other ones simply “allow” you to use it as a monitor or TV.

Any truth in that?

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It really depends on specific model numbers, size, and features but in general, standard TV resolutions are not as good as resolutions supported in today's computer monitors. A TV that offers monitor features can be expected to support higher resolutions, but not necessarily the highest supported by a decent graphics card. A computer monitor connected to a PC that has a TV tuner offers the best of both worlds - depending on the features of the tuner.

Note that 1080p resolution is 1920×1080 while many computer monitors support 2560 x 1600, and perhaps higher.
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Thanks!

My TV monitor is a 27" 1080p and I think you might be right about the graphics card not being able to handle the resolution of the TV monitor.

I'll look into that thanks.

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You are welcome.
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