HDTV as PC monitor?

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  1. Damon G

    Damon G Auditioning

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    Anyone using the component-in to hook thier pc to thier HDTV? Im on the market for a HDTV and saw some models said they have DVI inputs, such as the Sony 57" (forgot the model number, said it had DVI interface, and was silver). Id like to use it to replace my LCD as long as it could be setup to run at least 1024x768 resolution. Any help on image quality of a PC on an HDTV or models i should look at would be appreciated! Oh, and my budget is around $2500, im looking for anything in the 50-57" range. Thanks!
     
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    Im not sure about about being able to use the DVI inputs on your TV to hook up to a DVI output on a video card. From what Ive read it is possible. I would love to know if this works myself! Unfortunately, my Panny 47" doesnt have DVI [​IMG].
    I do know that ATI makes an adapter that cost around $30 dollars for their 8500 and up series. This allows you to use the component inputs on any HDTV and get 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. You can also get true widescreen format from it. Here is their website for more info:
    http://mirror.ati.com/products/pc/hd...ter/index.html
    Ive thought about getting another computer and using this for my games! The only issue with that would be making sure games support the resolution of the display. Some do, some dont, but any windows application would work just fine.
    Heres a quick review of it:
    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.html?i=1640&p=4
    There are also adapters for 15 pin video out to component, though those adapters run around $150 dollars.
     
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    Thanks for the link, unfortunatley it just turned me off to doing it, =(. The thought of having a 57" PC monitor at 1080i was pleasing, but not at 30hz refresh! Thats ungodly slow! So no adpter function for me! I wonder how the DVI HDTV's are with refresh rates?
    I found this http://ww2.onecall.com/PID_15494.htm
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...381597640&rd=1
    anyone know if this philips model is any good? It falls into my price range. Thanks!
     
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    Don't forget, burn in is a huge worry with CRT based RPTV's, when using them as monitors (because of the static images).
     
  5. Damon G

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    So maybe a 35-42" would be better? Its for my room and a 57" would be nice to have but its not necesarry. Ill look into it more and post what i find, thanks guys!
     
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    you guys need to keep in mind, if your using DVI (digital interface) there IS no refresh (flicker). That is only caused by analog signals. That is why if you have a straight digital LCD going into your video card there aren't any refresh settings.
     
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    Im using DVI and i can change my refresh. right now its at 60hz
     
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    OH... well I stand corrected then. [​IMG]
     

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