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Windows 7: Opinions about using a TV as monitor

08 Oct 2010   #21
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

I use our tv as a matter of convenience and for financial reasons , the money i saved by not purchasing a monitor (as we already had TV) was put into getting a better spec pc at the time. now i have more experience i would probably purchase a high resoloution hd monitor the bigger the better! i use it for gaming and movies also its good to be able to have several windows open at the same time and see them all .
also, ihave heard of screen burn ,ghosting etc refered to screen freeze. it does go in time and generally not permanent


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08 Oct 2010   #22
rezelute

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

So are you saying that a 37 inch full HD 1080p 1920*1080 shouldnt have any problems as a monitor?
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08 Oct 2010   #23
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

No, it really shouldn't. One of my good friends bought a large HDTV simply to use AS a monitor.
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08 Oct 2010   #24
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Depending on which room you use your computer in a TV can make a great multifunctional tool. A TV can be used with a cable box,vcr,blue ray/dvd player ect. plus your computer you just have to find a brand with enough inputs (mine has 5 HDMI + 2 others) and change inputs using the TV remote to the device required.
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08 Oct 2010   #25
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Granted a convention center is the most extreme case.

I use several LCD panels at home we watch TV and are directly connected to computers (internet, video, movies, etc.) and I have never had any burn-in issues, and the average user probably never will. I stated all that because the post stated are immune (meaning they NEVER have) burn-in issues which is simply not true. I have seen it on all major panels produced again granted in a most extreme case. -WS
Thanks for pointing out that in extreme cases an LCD screen burn can occur. There is a lot of material on the web about this but this short one I think is a must-read for anyone concerned about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute View Post
.......Thanks for that link, i appreciate you posting more pics of browsing aswell
Here are some screenshots I made today on my LG LCD TV.

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08 Oct 2010   #26
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Granted a convention center is the most extreme case.

I use several LCD panels at home we watch TV and are directly connected to computers (internet, video, movies, etc.) and I have never had any burn-in issues, and the average user probably never will. I stated all that because the post stated are immune (meaning they NEVER have) burn-in issues which is simply not true. I have seen it on all major panels produced again granted in a most extreme case. -WS
Thanks for pointing out that in extreme cases an LCD screen burn can occur. There is a lot of material on the web about this but this short one I think is a must-read for anyone concerned about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute View Post
.......Thanks for that link, i appreciate you posting more pics of browsing aswell
Here are some screenshots I made today on my LG LCD TV.

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Thank you! That is a good article. I was going to go down the road of changing the wording from “burn-in” to “video memory” but I did not want to get everyone confused, but this is exactly what I was talking about. Thanks!!! -WS
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08 Oct 2010   #27
rezelute

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Granted a convention center is the most extreme case.

I use several LCD panels at home we watch TV and are directly connected to computers (internet, video, movies, etc.) and I have never had any burn-in issues, and the average user probably never will. I stated all that because the post stated are immune (meaning they NEVER have) burn-in issues which is simply not true. I have seen it on all major panels produced again granted in a most extreme case. -WS
Thanks for pointing out that in extreme cases an LCD screen burn can occur. There is a lot of material on the web about this but this short one I think is a must-read for anyone concerned about it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rezelute View Post
.......Thanks for that link, i appreciate you posting more pics of browsing aswell
Here are some screenshots I made today on my LG LCD TV.

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Thank you for the screenshots the text looks perfectly fine to me to be honest so it does boost my confidence .
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08 Oct 2010   #28
rezelute

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for everyone else sharing the info aswell as the "burn-in" vs “video memory” too because this got me confused too lol.
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