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HD TV or HD Monitor?

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 9, 2010, 3:45 PM


I've officially entered brain lock trying to decide which I should upgrade.

My ginormous SD TV is on it's last leg and I totally need a new set. But I mainly use the TV for gaming these days, I barely watch TV anymore. I know I'm missing out playing games on a SD set but it's still a lot of money to spend on what will essentially be a big monitor. I could just buy a 23' HD monitor instead, for half the price of a 37' or 40' TV. But that keeps me chained to my desk and no so comfortable chair which is flattening my ever expanding ass. Doh :(

Somebody decide for me, my head hurts thinking about it!

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DigitalSerrano Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Scharfshutze has a point. HDMI on a 40"is nice. that with a bluetooth keyboard with a touch pad or mouse and your golden. then again there might be the mushroom factor of fungus growing under your ass on the couch because you haven't moved in months!

I say go with the TV.
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately my ass is locked to couch anyway :giggle: At least the TV would be a distraction.
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
a game, i think of having a nice big tv to play on.........
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. Plus the glass screen on my current set is one big reflector. There's so much glare on the screen during the day that I can't watch movies or play games. I have to wait for sundown lol!

I've always had issues spending money on myself so decisions like this are torture. But I think I'm going to go with the TV!
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
HD TV. I've been using mine as my monitor for about a year now through HDMI. I love it, and gaming on it is absolutely marvelous.

Not to mention, love the realestate in Photoshop. :)
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is your TV 60 or 120 MHz? A 1080p, 120 MHz set is out of my price range. I'm worried about games blurring at 60 MHz.
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Not really sure, but when I bought it I was assured that it was a top of the line HD LCD TV. Paid enough for it. I'll try to dig up some specs for ya.
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's half the problem, what's top of the line today can be outdated a month or two later :lol: It all changes so quickly!
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Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Mines two weeks old. :)

Now my previous LCD HD tv did only 720p. Was my first HD TV ever. I bought that one new too and it was "top of the line" about a year ago too. Hehe.

This is my current living room tv "SONY Bravia 52" LCD-TV KDL-52W5500 1920 x 1080 Full-HD, 3xHDMI, 33000:1, 24p" It says it has a "Motion pluss 100hrz" refresh rate. So not quite 120hrz.
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that would be top of the line :lmao: 52 inch... good god! That's like the size of my car!

I love Sony TV's and Bravia's definitely have the best picture. The only negative reviews I've read said some models have firmware problems that affect the sound. There is a 40', 1080 p Bravia in my price range but it's only 60 MHz. It's the same price as this Toshiba that is 120 MHz [link] But I have to compare the picture quality before I can decide. Another trip to Best Buy for me.
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