My old LCD 17" computer monitor died and I'm not stuck using a 13" CRT
monitor, till I get another monitor. Although Ebay has some USED 17"
monitors fairly cheap, I'm thinking that I might just invest in a NEW
monitor. I'm sticking with 17" or maybe a 19". anything larger is too
big for my space.
I noticed that a monitor about that size is darn near the same price as
a HDTV of comparable size, and it seems most of the latest HDTV's have a
15 pin SVGA input. (which is what I use).
I already have a HDTV, but it's in another room, and I dont want to move
either the TV or the Computer. So, it would actually be nice to have
another TV as well as a monitor, and have it all in one, so the HDTV
would actually be preferred.
However, I recall being told that the HDTVs dont have adaquate
resolution to provide a decent image for computers. Yet, the person who
told me that was no expert and that was told to me quite a few years ago
too, which may not be applicable to the newer TVs.
Anyone know about this?
BTW: My computer is just an average computer and has standard built in
video card. It's not a high-end or gaming machine. The monitor that
died was a 17" HP 1740, which had a decent picture.
On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:34:58 -0600, Jerry.Tan wrote:
I use an old Dell computer DHP with a 2.8 GHz pentium purchased as a
cheap refurbished unit 6 years ago which had XP and only the built in
graphics card on the motherboard. I use it with both XP and linux
successfully on my new Vizio 62 inch TV (which has the RGB port). I can
run this above 1280 x 1024 resolution and it gives a good picture. Keep
your RGB cable short as this helps the quality. The computer is able to
play most video streams well, but full HD will be limited by your
graphics card or processor speed. If you already use it successfully on a
moniter then I think you'll be OK.
On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:14:16 -0500, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
Yes, but the OP said he had an old computer.
I was in a similar situation to the OP having an old, cheap machine with
XP which I wanted to retain, but use it with a large screen TV. Finding a
TV with RGB (VGA) input was the fix for me. I also tried changing the OS
on this too, to linux and this worked well too, so my old PC now can run
either with the TV as monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse. The range
is limited to about 6 feet, but it works well.
Many now have DVI and HDMI either instead of or in addition to VGA,
and as long as you have or can add DVI or HDMI out on your computer
you can get even higher resolution.
Hardly ANY HDTVs come without HDMI today
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:34:54 PM UTC-5, Malcom Mal Reynolds wrote:
He appears to want TV capability in
both locations. If he he adds your stuff, he winds up with just
his original HDTV in the living room, the PC chassis in the other room.
And AppleTV just adds a streaming video source to his HDTV. WTF does
that solve? Instead of trying to remote the PC, you might as well just
move the PC, but it still doesn't give you TV in two locations. Or
he could just buy the small HDTV that he suggested.
On 2/1/2015 11:08 AM, email@example.com wrote:
When you do, get a big one. Our first bedroom TV was 13" CRT, replaced
by a 19" CRT. When I went to a flatscreen, I was thinking a 27", but
ended up with a 32". It was good, but since moved to another location
and replaced with a 40". Thought it would be huge, but it is a nice
size from the bed.
Common scenario is no matter what size you think you need, get one size
larger. Worked for me.
The most typical failure I've seen on LCD computer displays are failing
electrolytic capacitors in the power supply section. Typically they are
visually swollen. The parts are inexpensive from online sources. It can
be a challenge to solder boards that meet ROHS specs and not burn up
adjacent micro sized parts unless you have the proper tools.
You just hit the nail right on the head. Seems everytime I go to a
computer related newsgroup, I end up so confused by all the geek talk,
that I leave more puzzled that I was in the first place.
I know the last time I asked on one of those newsgroups a simple
question about disabling antomatic upgrades in a web browser, I ended up
with reams of technical stuff I dod not understand, was told my
operating system was too old (XP) and needed to be upgraded, my browser
was also old and a security risk, and was told that browser is no good
anyhow, and so on.... Heck, some even told me to use linux and not
windows. I'm no geek nor do I want to be. I'm happy with the software
I use, even if it is old.
After spending a few hours on my own, I found the setting I wanted, but
it's sort of hidden, which is why I could not easily find it.
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