RPTV as monitor?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Max Malloy, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. Max Malloy

    Max Malloy Stunt Coordinator

    Oct 1, 2001
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    Well i heard that RPTV's aren't all that great when used as monitors right now. I also heard that this will change soon. So what exactly is the problem right now and how and when will it be addressed?
    Up until today, i was planning to buy an HDTV and use it as i would a monitor. The only thing that was bugging me is the fact that i will have to buy a new TV when digital connectors become standard. So now i'm hearing that i might have to wait to even use that HDTV the way i planned. I'm thinking maybe i should just get a cheaper non-HD set for the time being, and when sets with digital connectors come out, and when i can run high resolutions on my HDTV, then i spend every last penny on a 16:9 HD set?
    [Edited last by Max Malloy on October 16, 2001 at 05:24 AM]
  2. AndreTrixy

    AndreTrixy Auditioning

    Oct 11, 2001
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    I'll just do a brief writeup:
    Normal TVs use 600x400 Resolution (correct me if I'm wrong). This is how many dots horizontally and vertically there are that produce individual color.
    Most people view their monitors at 1024x768. See the large difference? Try setting your monitor to 600x400, and see if you cand stand that. It's pretty unbarable, unless you're running DOS ;o)
    It's all about the resolution
    Understand a little better now?

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