Quite a few have FIXED 2% or more overscan, especially the non 1920x1080
models. That is not easily fixible other than a 2.5% smaller desktop in
a 1920x1080, or 1366x768 frame.
Many are limited to 25i and 50p, or 25/30i and 50/60p and some do 24p.
Higher than 60fps external is unusual, though some internally
interpolate to 100Hz (25i or 50p or 120Hz (30i or 60p)
Given size versus resolution they make very very poor general purpose
monitors, best suited to two player gaming or video.
Very very few graphics cards older than 1 year support 1920x1080 50p.
Very few older cards support ANY mode at 50Hz.
A 24" DSG 1680 x 1050 approx 16:10 monitor is about €100 from dabs.ie.
Philip Reynolds wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM, FRLinux <frlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Niall answered this really well. Got a nvidia video card myself dual
>> DVI with a Samsung 22" as main display and a Sony 32" as secondary
>> (used only for videos). Works really well, it does 1366x768 (HD ready
>> resolution), I wouldn't really use it for computer stuff, my aim is
>> mostly multimedia.
>>>> I've got an LG "full HD" TV. It takes standard VGA, so no surprises
> there and full HD means it's 1980x1080 at 60Hz. I use it with my laptop
> to give me ample screen space for coding and it's perfect. I'm using
> an nVidia Geforce 8400M GS that came with my 1 year old Dell Vostro.
> Nothing special there.
>>>> So in short, works well but as Niall advised, wouldn't use it as a
>> replacement for a monitor.
>>>> I think on a 32" TV, I wouldn't like to work at much less than
> 1980x1080. I picked up my 32" on iBOOD for ~ EUR500 and I think
> they're still selling in Currys for ~ EUR 700 reduced 3 months later.
>> Most definitely a thumbs up from me, providing your graphics card can
> do 1980x1080.
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