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Post  Alan Bstard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:48 am

A question for the IT types
I've been using a 19" 5:4 for years and ...well..it was OK but bot exactly great for my needs.
I've set up a 32" TV to use as a monitor (and was going to replace that with a 50" tv in the tv room but tech is changing pretty quick atm).
Now the 32" is 720p 1080i which I think only gives me a top res of 1024x768 - as I can't go higher in res i can't get a wider screen from a 'stuff fitted on the screen' perspective.
So this is the conundrum - do I sack off the TV as monitor idea, keep using the tv as a tv until it breaks and use, say a 27" monitor (32" is way out of my price bracket), or ...well I don't know
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Post  Dan on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:11 pm

Go for a decent monitor instead mate, if the tv was 1080p I'd be saying otherwise.


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Post  Alan Bstard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:45 pm

yeah that's kind of where I was going.
On the TV front what res could I get out of a 1080p TV? - In that case would I still be better going for a 27" monitor or a 32" TV at 1080p - could I get higher res on the monitor? (I'm not looking at spending mega bucks)
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Post  Dan on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:49 pm

A monitor will give you much better definition for your money.

A 1080p TV will allow you full HD res, I used to have a 40 inch Sony Bravia as my monitor and I have to say the clarity was amazing.


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Post  Alan Bstard on Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:32 pm

OK. Cheers bud The deal with it really is that I need the screen size but also the res - the lower the res you work at the more you have to scroll backwards and forwards as you only get 8 tracks or so on the screen and it's a pita
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Post  Timmeh on Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:34 pm

give it a kick
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Post  Alan Bstard on Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:07 am

Might break it
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