[mythtv-users] will this TV work for me?
bhaskins at chartermi.net
Fri Jan 14 14:13:30 UTC 2011
Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:41 AM, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca> wrote:
>> On Thursday, January 13, 2011 03:32:54 pm Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org>
>>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca>
>>>> I am wanting to replace my Mythbox's 17" CRT monitor with one of these
>>>> It's Best Buy's house brand.
>>>> It has a VGA input, which is all I have for output from my nVidia 6200
>>>> card, and the specs seem to indicate the TV will take what my card is
>>>> putting out to the CRT already.
>>> Stupid question: Do you really need a TV?
>>> Generally an LCD monitor will be cheaper than an LCD TV. Compare that
>>> TV with something like this:
>>> It's an inch bigger, has a higher resolution, and costs less. All it
>>> lacks is a remote and tuner, but if you don't need those, it doesn't
>>> make sense to pay for them.
>> Yes, but in another thread talking about a 20" Samsung panel I got for Xmas
>> I was told it would be a waste with my analog SD material. I can either use
>> only a portion of such a large panel, or have the picture scaled out and
>> looking not so good.
> Nonsense. Picture scaling is a solved problem. If you have analog SD
> material, it's generally 720x480. If you buy a 720p TV, you'll need
> to scale it to 1280x720 anyway. The picture won't look any worse
> scaled to 1920x1080 than it would scaled to 1280x720. If anything it
> would look better. A 1080p set will be more future proof as well.
> What material will you be watching 5 years from now?
>> The TV in my inquiry is 10 bucks more at Best Buy
>> right now, and as a bonus (for me) has speakers built in, something I've
>> gotten used to with my old CRT.
> That LCD monitor in the link above also has integrated speakers. Many
> models do. All it lacks is the tuner and IR remote control.
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Would you really want to buy a new lcd tv or monitor now that led models
Personally, I've replaced enough dim, pink ccfl backlights for this
Some of these had less than 5000 hours of running time.
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