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What's the diff between buy a lcd tv and an lcd monitor?

Mark

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With the pricing of TV LCD monitors dropping - just seen an good deal on a 46" Aquos at Best buy - vs and LCD Monitor. Inch per inch it seems that the computer monitors are very inflated.

I'm looking into buying a new LCD but I'm looking for something around the 24" at least for my Crysis:).

I've seen the top of the line of NEC 24"WMGX3 online but it's a MVA screen and my basic understanding is that the ones to look for are the S-IPS. Can't seem to find any 24" S-IPS screens at all.:help:
 

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I'm not an expert but I'm going to guess resolution, all HDTV's are only designed for 1080p no mater how big. A 24" LCD monitor will do 1920x1200 and when you get to 30" you're into 2560x1600 resolution which is ~ a little over double the pixel count over HD.
 

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Yeah, I suppose but other then a Dell or Apple - what IPS monitors in 24" are there without so much lag?
 

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The NEC's are not really geared towards gaming. They are more for professional use.

The Dell's and the benq FP241W are some great 24" non-TN panels. They will do and are around $500+

I use a 1080p 32" Sharp Aquos and absolutely love gaming on it. I'll never go to a 24 even if they say it has a better panel. For my needs, my Aquos is perfect.
 

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The viewing distance on LCD TV's is usually far greater than an LCD monitor; you have to be careful because even the best of LCD TV's can look like complete crap if you're 16" inches away; that's not to say ALL do but generally LCD Monitor's are designed for up close use with an emphasis on frame transition >3ms response; and TV's also tend to have less contrast ratio right now as well.

If you watch a lot of media on your computer like movies. or blue ray etc an LCD may be good for you but if you're a gamer you really need an LCD monitor; with the exception of course of the few TV's out there that are great for either purpose but those take research to find.
 

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An LCD TV will also have a built-in tuner while a "monitor" will not.
 

Mark

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I've opted out of the idea of the NEC.

My viewing distance will be around 24-30" so I don't think an LCD TV will do.

Very hard to find a good gaming NON TN panel these days. I have no idea what to get.:doh:
 

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