I'm looking for a 46" to 55" TV for my home theater system, however, as the sound will be coming thru my system I don't think I need to have an amplifier and speakers in the TV. Are flat screen monitirs available for this type of application? I've seen high end units for commercial use but haven't seen any for home theaters on a budget. Why aren't they available at the box stores?
Large format professional monitors are built better and, therefore, cost more. They have circuitry and features tailored for video professional applications that demand more durability, stability, and versatility. Such applications typically include the ability to run continuously for longer periods of time without stress or failure. Examples include: digital signage, broadcast monitoring, program post production, medical, industrial, educational, military, security, etc. An extreme example would be Dolby's Reference Monitor- a 42" LCD/LED which is 13" thick, weighs 150 lb, and costs $30,000.00.
Edited by GeorgeAB, April 12 2013 - 12:18 PM.