Lieutenant Junior Grade
HDTV as monitor?
Hey guys I was at Best Buy the other day and saw a 30" widescreen HDTV for $1000. Here are the specs:
Samsung 30" Widescreen DynaFlat HDTV Monitor
Talk about reality TV! This showpiece brings you startling high-definition images in all their panoramic glory. Pro Chip Plus system upgrades standard TV signals to progressive-scan quality.
Capable of stunning 1080i/480p resolution when connected to a compatible digital TV receiver
Pro Chip Plus natural scan-line doubling system with 3-2 pulldown upconverts standard 480i TV signals to seamless 480p output
16:9 widescreen DynaFlat HDTV picture tube for minimal picture distortion and reduced ambient glare
3-line digital comb filter minimizes dot crawl and moiré
Invar shadow mask for high brightness, sharp focus and color purity
Velocity scan modulation for outstanding edge definition
20-watt MTS/SAP stereo audio system with 2-way speakers, dbx noise reduction and BBE enhancement
Auto volume leveler minimizes changes in volume during commercials, or while changing channels
2 rear HD component video inputs with automatic sensing of analog and digital signals
1 side S-video input, 4 A/V inputs (1 side, 3 rear) and 1 RF input, plus 1 A/V output
Includes universal remote
Standard-definition, enhanced-definition and high-definition digital television monitors require an optional set-top box to decode over-the-air digital TV broadcasts
How do you think it would do as a monitor??
It's too low res for intensive use. You'll be able to resolve about 1024x768 at most. Even 1152x864 will be a bit fuzzy, too fuzzy for text at least. Also, there's the worry about burn in.