How to Use an HDTV with a PC VDU's / Computer Monitors: Troubleshooting Tips, Tutorials Reviews Of The Latest Greatest Computer MonitorsWhat I didn't know about was resolution, or the number of pixels that are fit into a screen. The term "pixel" is actually not entirely relevant to traditional Valentino Shoes tube TVs, but since an explanation of why would require a significant detour, I'll simply say that tube TVs have a resolution of about 640x480. That is very low, and when a resolution that low is spread across 40 inches, it becomes impossible to make sense of things that are important to the PC experience. Like small, easily distinguishable text.

But then, around the turn of the century, HDTV was announced. Suddenly, the old dream of using a massive TV as a computer monitor was revitalized. Unlike old tube TVs, HDTVs promise high resolutions resolutions similar to what computer monitors use. Does this mean that dream is at last a reality? Well, yes and no. Using an HDTV as a monitor is fairly easy to do, and can, in certain situations, be a good choice. But there are downsides, as well and considering the price of HDTVs, it is best to be well versed in them before you buy.

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Most HDTVs have a resolution of 1280x720 (720p), 1920x1080 (1080i/p) or 1366x768, which is also generally designated as being 720p. These resolutions are significantly similar to what can be found on computer monitors, although not exactly the same, as widescreen HDTVs use a 16:9 aspect ratio, while most monitors use 16:10. The higher resolutions of HDTVs allow them to display a much finer picture than possible on standard tube TVs. At first glance, then, you would think that modern HDTVs, with resolutions so similar to computer monitors, would be easy to use with a computer.

Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. Size matters, and the larger the television set in compared to the resolution, the less fine the image will become. When watching Jackie Chan beat down thugs with a trashcan lid, this isn't noticeable. But when viewing small text, like what might be on a website, the limitations become easier to see. Sure, a 42" television offers a resolution of 1920x1080. But the similar monitor resolution 1920x1200 is commonly reserved for 24" monitors. 42" is much bigger than 24", but both have the same resolution. That means the pixels are larger.


This means is that when viewing things that require very small pixels, like a text document or a web page, an HDTV tends to flunk out. Even when using large text, antialiasing, and other methods to mitigate the problem, it is still unlikely that any HDTV will serve very well as a tool for doing work. Also, although the 42" television may be much larger Valentino Shoes Online than the 24" monitor (and much more expensive, as well) you won't be able to do more with it. They have a similar resolution, and it is the resolution, not the physical dimensions of the display, which determine how much you can view at once. In other words, if you're planning to buy an HDTV to, say, use Photoshop or edit web pages, forget about it. You'd be wasting your money.