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    LCD TV as Monitor

    Anyone else out there using a setup like this?

    Im running my PC thru my 40" Sony Bravia (1080p.... total overkill really but oh well!) using a DVI-HDMI Adaptor

    Running at 1360*768 and all seems to be cool, its only in my bedroom tho so didnt wanna go any bigger really

    Thinking that the TV will be great for the PS3 and 360 Ive got on order as well, kinda new to all this sorta stuff

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    im running mine through my sony 46" bravia, i used to use my philips before it died on me, but the pictue on the sony is far better

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    40" in your bedroom?! I hope its a big bedroom else you'll be wasting the tv being so close to it!!

    I've got the Sony KDL40W2000 in the lounge and I wanted some way of hooking up my PC which is in my office upstairs to watch movies etc without having to constantly be burning stuff to disc. Was gonna get a pc-to-tv transmitter but suddenly had an epiphany and now plug my laptop into the tv via the VGA cable port and link to the PC upstairs via the wireless network. Its totally brilliant, and very impressed with the picture quality, much better than a burnt disc at any rate. I have used it a little as the monitor but its way way too big for normal use in my opinion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickynibbles
    40" in your bedroom?! I hope its a big bedroom else you'll be wasting the tv being so close to it!!
    My thoughts exactly lol...........the bedroom must be laaaaaaaaaaarge.

    I pondered over a 40" Bravia for our living room, but after following the recommended charts and tables, I opted for the KDL 32D3000 (100hz). Perfect for the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickynibbles
    40" in your bedroom?! I hope its a big bedroom else you'll be wasting the tv being so close to it!!
    Yeah 40" in the bedroom (as my ex's tho and they will say its more like 7" lol)

    The rooms just the right size, picture quality is spot on when Im laying in bed, I love my films and so far it seems ideal!

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    This has got me thinking now. I just picked up a 32" phillips lcd and it would be good to have that bad boy hooked up to the computer. Went to currys and picked up another hdmi lead and a hdmi to dvi adaptor but now i need a dvi to vga adaptor lol. Should work once i've got that though.
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    i thought my 32inch in bedroom was enough, sony say you should sit a minimum of 9ft from a tv if its over 37inch, well that what they advised when i was in the sony centre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomjim
    This has got me thinking now. I just picked up a 32" phillips lcd and it would be good to have that bad boy hooked up to the computer. Went to currys and picked up another hdmi lead and a hdmi to dvi adaptor but now i need a dvi to vga adaptor lol. Should work once i've got that though.
    Might be better off going for a different grapics card that has eithter HDMI output or DVI, the more adaptors your using your bound to loose some quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by 205man
    i thought my 32inch in bedroom was enough, sony say you should sit a minimum of 9ft from a tv if its over 37inch, well that what they advised when i was in the sony centre
    Yeah Im 11ft from it when sat in bed and its amazingly clear

    Finally sorted out my resolution so now have it running at 1080 thru the 1080p, well happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grathies
    Might be better off going for a different grapics card that has eithter HDMI output or DVI, the more adaptors your using your bound to loose some quality
    Yea i just found that out from pc world so i took the adaptors back. I'll have to look into getting a new graphics card then.
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    Keep an eye on your contrast levels though, pc's output such clear images that the contrast can sometimes be so high that it will burn the screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4Quattro
    Keep an eye on your contrast levels though, pc's output such clear images that the contrast can sometimes be so high that it will burn the screen.
    ?? I only thought image burn happened if there are static images (or portions of) on a screen for far, far too long? I can't see how, on its own, having the contrast high would burn the screen. Perhaps LCDs are different to normal CRTs though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shades
    ?? I only thought image burn happened if there are static images (or portions of) on a screen for far, far too long? I can't see how, on its own, having the contrast high would burn the screen. Perhaps LCDs are different to normal CRTs though...

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    screen will suffer from screen burn, and the image does not have to be static for long if the contrast levels are exceptionally high as they are on DVI or VGA(RGB) inputs.

    Just think of the start button and the taskbar, they sit idle for ages on most pc screens...
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    Personally I've yet to see any screen burnt with the start/task bar. The only screens I've ever seen with burnt in images are at airports and train stations. By rights then my screen should be emblazoned with PowerDVD across it by now... I dread to count the amount of times I've fallen asleep watching a film only for the PowerDVD "columns" image to be left on-screen for hours on end when the film has finished... last night being one of them... It had to be there for 8 hours at least (I never bother with a screen saver either!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randomjim
    Yea i just found that out from pc world so i took the adaptors back. I'll have to look into getting a new graphics card then.
    and dont forget that pc monitors run at higher res than HD the 3007WFP (the dell 30 inch thats quite affordable) has a a resolution of 2560 x 1600

    ime looking at the new gt8800's
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    A PC monitor will always display a cleaner crisper image than a TV

    Its ok if your not to fussed but for gaming a decent monitor wins everytime
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    i have a 46" running 1920*1080 using an ati 4870 gpu on HDMI cpu is a q6600 @ 3.6 Mhz and it will paly any game at 1080p
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