Nearby LCD instead of distant TV?

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  1. Oren

    Oren Stunt Coordinator

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    Anybody here replace their large, low resolution, distant TV with a smaller, high resolution, nearby LCD computer monitor?

    I was thinking of doing that. Basically, instead of having a TV 11 feet away, plop a 21" LCD on the old coffee table 5 feet away. Because it's closer, the angle of view is larger, so the screen seems larger. That 21" LCD (4:3) would seem like a 46" TV 11 feet away, and would be alot higher resolution (1600x1200). And it's still close enough to use as a monitor for other PC tasks.
     
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    Sit 5 feet from your TV.
    Sit 40 feet from a Movie screen.

    Which do you like more? [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott L

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    You can't really take advantage of the resolution since there's no source material available that is 1600x1200. Have you though about moving the computer into the theater? I have an LCD on a coffee table for browsing/working during commercials, among other things.
     
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    hrm, biggest problem I can think of is if you have friends over to watch TV with you.
     
  5. Mike Sogge

    Mike Sogge Stunt Coordinator

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    Somehow sitting a foot away from my PB G4's screen isn't the same as sitting 10 feet away from our 65" RPTV...

    What would you do come movie night or if multiple people want to watch? Crowd around the LCD?
     
  6. Oren

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    Well, I'm not talking a foot away, but, yeah, point taken. Then again, I suppose it depends on the monitor. [​IMG]
     

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