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Anyone try a 1366x768 32" LCD as a PC Monitor?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Tardus, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Tardus

    Tardus Member

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    I've had to combine my console game room and computer room into one single small bedroom. I've been thinking about putting my Lazy-Boy right behind my computer desk and either using a new 32" LCD stuck up on the wall right above my PC LCD (Samsung 22" WS), or just storing the 22" monitor and putting a 32" at the back of my desk for both purposes. If that wouldn't be that horrible to look at PC wise I'd rather just have the one LCD in the room.

    Cost is an issue and the best 32" deal out there (retail anyway) seems to be the 32" Vizio at walmart:
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5623472

    Two things I'm wondering about:
    - That LCD does not have a DVI input. I'd be limited to VGA and I've seen comments (even here a few threads down the page) about black bars showing up on the TV
    - I'd be going from:
    --- 1680x1050 on the 22" LCD to
    --- 1366x768 on an LCD 10" bigger

    Just doing the quick pixel 'math' I'd be loosing 40% of the picture detail I have now and that would be further compounded by a picture stretched out 10 more inches.

    I am running an 8800GTS so custom resolutions are not an issue.

    If anyone had any thoughts on this, I'd really appreciate it. I mean how bad would 1366x768 on a 32" LCD from just 3' away for both PC games and PC desktop use? Thanks!
     
  2. abuzar1

    abuzar1 Active member

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    Yeah but that's a non standard resolution for a PC. Don't worry though you will only have black bars for about 6 pixels as there is a 1360x768 resolution.
     
  3. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    It certainly won't look as good as on a PC monitor. As for the resolution, make sure you can enable 1366x768 - standard resolutions like 1024x768 and 1280x1024 look awful.
     

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