LCD Television vs LCD Monitor

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  1. BillRob

    BillRob Auditioning

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    I am in the "conceptual" design phase for a home theater system. The basic components are an A/V Receiver, CD player, HTPC (whatever it takes), speaker system, and display. Budget is $2k to $4k. To me the difference between a LCD television and a LCD monitor is that the TV has a built in tuner and speakers. What are the technical/financial issues of using a MONITOR vs a TV for the display system? Why not use the PC for the tuner functions? How much more sophisitcated does the PC need to be? I would use snapstream for the TV guide. Why not use the 5.1 speaker system, instead of the built in TV speakers? Can I buy a good A/V receiver that will handle all the input/output?
    I apologize in advance if this is a dumb question, but I can't seem to find a thread for this specific issue. Bill Roberts
     
  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    A fly in the ointment and a big fly at that.

    Hollywood.

    A lot of "their" movies and stuff won't be viewable in high definition "on a computer" (without HDCP) while you will be able to get full HD "on a (up to date) television".

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     

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