View Full Version : using 42" HDTV as computer monitor?

02-22-10, 05:52 PM
I'm considering doing this. my only concern is that my eyes will get tired or I will get a headache from sitting so close to the screen. my eyes are only about 3' away from my computer screen, and I've read that at that distance 32" is the maximum recommended size. I'm thinking if I turned the brightness way down it might be ok, but I'm still wondering... has anyone here done something like this?

02-22-10, 06:05 PM
My media PC is hooked exclusively to my tv, but it's only a 26" LCD.

Usually I sit at the leftmost seat on the couch, which places me about 3 feet from the screen.

I'll never go without a media PC hooked to a TV again.

I used to do that back in '03-'05 with a 27"CRT as well. :p

02-23-10, 01:33 PM
I do that with a 32" 1080p.
For me this was the biggest I could get.
I had friends with 37" and I found it too big.

This wont give you eye strain or too much light, it is just so big that you cannot see your whole screen and need to move your head to get it all. This was not comfortable for me.