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DiscipleDOC
11-15-06, 01:01 PM
What should my next purchase be? I'm looking to buy one of these within the next month....

Zelda_fan
11-15-06, 01:03 PM
I am a firm believer in investing with what you buy so here is my advice.

If it comes down to buying either a top end widescreen monitor or a crappy widescreen HDTV, invest in your computer. But if you'd like to invest in your home theater setup, go with the HDTV.

DiscipleDOC
11-15-06, 01:04 PM
I am a firm believer in investing with what you buy so here is my advice.

If it comes down to buying either a top end widescreen monitor or a crappy widescreen HDTV, invest in your computer. But if you'd like to invest in your home theater setup, go with the HDTV.
Either way, I'm gonna go HDTV. If I get the monitor, I will buy a tuner that can to hdtv.

Sazar
11-15-06, 01:27 PM
What size are you looking @ m8?

If its a large display, it's cheaper going with sometihng like a 1080p westy.

If it's 20-24"s or so, just get like a Dell display or something and use a tuner I would say.

DiscipleDOC
11-15-06, 01:36 PM
What size are you looking @ m8?

If its a large display, it's cheaper going with sometihng like a 1080p westy.

If it's 20-24"s or so, just get like a Dell display or something and use a tuner I would say.
That is some good advice, because I really did consider that....

MustangSVT
11-15-06, 01:41 PM
Go out and buy a 61" JVC 1080p LCoS-rear projection set or a Samsung 61" 1080p DLP set. You'll be happy you did. Only like $2500 nowadays. :)

Otherwise get the Westy 1080p 37" w3 or that new 40"-46" they have.

DiscipleDOC
11-15-06, 02:55 PM
Go out and buy a 61" JVC 1080p LCoS-rear projection set or a Samsung 61" 1080p DLP set. You'll be happy you did. Only like $2500 nowadays. :)

Otherwise get the Westy 1080p 37" w3 or that new 40"-46" they have.
Rear projection = teh suck!

I did some research on rear projection, and I think I will stay FAR away from them....

Sycario
11-15-06, 04:15 PM
I just bought a Dell 24" Widescreen (1920x1200) and I love it.

einstein_314
11-15-06, 05:32 PM
I just bought a Dell 24" Widescreen (1920x1200) and I love it.
QFT! I'd pick up a 2407 or a 3007. I love my 2407! :)

hirantha
11-15-06, 06:27 PM
I just bought a Dell 24" Widescreen (1920x1200) and I love it.

haha yeah i got the same thing but cant test it yet cuz i'm waiting for my 8800 :)

Sycario
11-15-06, 06:40 PM
I got my 8800GTX before i got the monitor. Once i had a card that could actually run that res, I had to go buy one.

evilchris
11-15-06, 07:03 PM
Rear projection = teh suck!

I did some research on rear projection, and I think I will stay FAR away from them....

Rear projection: finest PQ available other than CRT. Beats plasma and lcd with ease.

I wouldn't use one for a computer monitor though.

WimpMiester
11-15-06, 08:00 PM
I would buy a good HDTV. I bought a 32' LCD Sony Bravia XBR and find myself playing computer games on it more than my 21' Trinitron monitor. It has a real PC Monitor built in with max res of 1280x768 and 1360x768 that look great. But if you want to use the HDMI input you can do up to 1920x1080. The advantage of the PC Monitor is that it can stretch your screen to fit without getting fuzzy and you don't need to use Clear Type font to read text because it has a text/video adjustment that makes text clear. So I think your getting more for your money with a good HDTV.

Bearclaw
11-15-06, 08:56 PM
Dell 24" Widescreen (1920x1200)

hirantha
11-15-06, 09:43 PM
Dell 24" Widescreen (1920x1200)

yeah everyone prefer 24 over 30in

Bearclaw
11-15-06, 10:02 PM
yeah everyone prefer 24 over 30in
Ya I want one myself so bad. I need to save up some money...it will be a while/

Rakeesh
11-15-06, 11:27 PM
Rear projection: finest PQ available other than CRT. Beats plasma and lcd with ease.

I wouldn't use one for a computer monitor though.

The reason you wouldn't use it for a monitor is because rear projection is blury. LCD and plasma are going to have much finer detail than any type of projection or CRT, period. Especially if you are all digital, then there is zero color bleeding, which is impossible for projection or CRT to do.

WimpMiester
11-16-06, 01:31 AM
The reason you wouldn't use it for a monitor is because rear projection is blury. LCD and plasma are going to have much finer detail than any type of projection or CRT, period. Especially if you are all digital, then there is zero color bleeding, which is impossible for projection or CRT to do.

Theres nothing wrong with our Sony 64' Projection HDTV. It has a perfect picture and also a DVI input. And for the new SXRD's, well it currently doesn't get any better than that.

Rakeesh
11-16-06, 04:11 PM
Theres nothing wrong with our Sony 64' Projection HDTV. It has a perfect picture and also a DVI input. And for the new SXRD's, well it currently doesn't get any better than that.

I am not saying there is anything wrong with it. I am saying its too blurry to use as a PC monitor. Unless you use it at a really low resolution or something (less than 800x600,) there is no way a projection TV can be used as a monitor, period.

WimpMiester
11-16-06, 11:20 PM
I am not saying there is anything wrong with it. I am saying its too blurry to use as a PC monitor. Unless you use it at a really low resolution or something (less than 800x600,) there is no way a projection TV can be used as a monitor, period.

Wrong, Projection TV's did suck when displaying Computer text until HDTV's. Our 64' Sony Displays 1080 with no problem. The only down side is that projections can very when it comes to the amount of overscan set by the factory. But the HDTV's are much better at it and adjusting them with the display properties should be enough to compensate.

Rakeesh
11-17-06, 01:40 AM
Wrong, Projection TV's did suck when displaying Computer text until HDTV's. Our 64' Sony Displays 1080 with no problem. The only down side is that projections can very when it comes to the amount of overscan set by the factory. But the HDTV's are much better at it and adjusting them with the display properties should be enough to compensate.

Alright, I'll tell you what. Connect your PC to your projection HDTV, and set the resolution to 1080i/p (take your pick, though I am telling you right now that interlaced won't cut it) and then take a digital camera, hold it up close to the screen and get a nice optical focus that includes a piece of the TV's frame/bezel in the image, as well as something showing the active resolution, and take a picture and attach it to this thread. Show me just how clear your projection HDTV is.

Unless of course you can't because it isn't?

WimpMiester
11-17-06, 02:07 PM
Alright, I'll tell you what. Connect your PC to your projection HDTV, and set the resolution to 1080i/p (take your pick, though I am telling you right now that interlaced won't cut it)

If I wouldn't have already done so I wouldn't have commented on it. Our TV is one of the first true 16x9 1080i resolution TV's. If your TV can't display clearly it’s probably because it uses vertical compression to support 1080. In which case, yes a computer display would most likely be hard to read small text on it.

Heinz68
11-17-06, 02:27 PM
If I wouldn't have already done so I wouldn't have commented on it. Our TV is one of the first true 16x9 1080i resolution TV's. If your TV can't display clearly itís probably because it uses vertical compression to support 1080. In which case, yes a computer display would most likely be hard to read small text on it.
So, where is the picture?

Bearclaw
11-17-06, 02:28 PM
Hey guys, what is the difference between 1080i and 1080p? I know one is interlaced and one os progressive? WHat is the actual difference though?

hirantha
11-17-06, 02:55 PM
Hey guys, what is the difference between 1080i and 1080p? I know one is interlaced and one os progressive? WHat is the actual difference though?

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