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Re: Bought a TV for my computer Set your PC's Video Resolution to match the TV's NATIVE panel resolution... (1360x768 is a fairly common setting, but check your particular TV's specs to be sure...)
If You're Unsure, "RTFM"... If You're SURE, "RTFM" Anyway.
That is better but still not very crisp. What kind of TV would I have to buy in order to get similar quality to a computer monitor? Is there a particular feature I'm looking for? Is it the low TV refresh rate of 60hz? I would want resolution at least 1280x1024 minimum.
JahntassaWhat, I can have feathersPremium
You would probably need to look at the native resolution of the panel. Just because the TV is labeled as 720p or 1080i does not mean it natively displays that.
Also most TVs have a larger Dot Pitch than monitors do. Meaning each pixel is larger on a TV than on a monitor, which also contributes to a loss of 'crispness'.
If you are planning on using a TV as a monitor, plan to be using it in a living room environment. Using a TV as a standard 'on a desk' workstation monitor rarely gives a good result.
I agree. Keep in mind that most 22 inch monitors are 1680x. My 15 inch laptop is around the resolution of your tv. In other words a tv has a pretty low resolution for such a large size and is not designed to be viewed up close as a monitor. 30 inch monitors are typically 2560x1600 and cost considerably more than a large tv.
If she wants to use it she needs to move back from it and view it from a distance that a typical tv would be viewed from so she isn't looking at the individual pixels.