1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

32" LED or LCD TV for a monitor?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OOZMAN, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. OOZMAN

    OOZMAN New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    160 (0.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    I need a bigger monitor. NOT bigger resolution, bigger size. The reason being is that I sit at a distance from my screen, (about 3 feet) and my current 22" 1680x1050 monitor can be a little hard to read small writing sometimes. Since they dont make big computer monitors with regular resolutions, (1920x1080) I am forced to go down the TV route.

    So my questions are; what are the pro's and con's of LED and LCD respectively? A guy at work says that LEDs have ghosting :eek: which I definately don't want. Is this true? But I do love the whole true black thing that LEDs have got going.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. LordJummy

    LordJummy New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,406 (1.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    248
    Location:
    US of A
    I would read results from a search like this:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=led vs ccfl lcd


    My daily work monitors are LED backlit LCD's. They are nice, but my LG IPS display is superior in image quality. You really need to research the differences though. This stuff is well documented.

    I like to use my 42" panasonic TV for occasional ps3/emulator or something like that.
     
    OOZMAN says thanks.
  3. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    11,134 (4.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    US
    32" HDTV anyday.. Well unless 40" like my own which i love using..


    Try find a mat screen so you wont see ya self in the picture in that dark creepy cave in Skyrim lol. Umm only negitive i have had with using a HDTV is house lighting needs to be adjusted. As for ghosting check the HDTV out with some HD ice hocky as if it's going to ghost thats when it's going do it i find.
     
  4. boise49ers

    boise49ers

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,284 (1.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    402
    Location:
    Idaho
    Lg

    I have a 27" LG HDTV that runs 1080p and is perfect for gaming.
    I have to run BF3 at 1680x1050 though if I want to run ultra.
    That is do to my GPU though. I'm about 2 feet from my monitor.
    At 3 feet a 32" probably would work great. There is quite a jump
    in price going from 720p to 1080p though.
     
    OOZMAN says thanks.
  5. BumbleBee

    BumbleBee

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,987 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,377
    Location:
    Cybertron aka Canada
    LCD will have better uniformity.
     
  6. xaira

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    209 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    19
    my little sisters room has a 32" LG 720p LCD as the computer monitor and everything works great, and gaming is easier on the graphics cards due to the lower resolution, its a win win win in my book, since 720p tvs are cheap also

    the only difference you will have with an LED will be power savings, and it is very unlikely to find a 720p LED TV
     
  7. r9

    r9

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,144 (0.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    284
    LED should last more and be more energy efficient. FullHD is a must if you want to use it as monitor.
     
  8. BumbleBee

    BumbleBee

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,987 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,377
    Location:
    Cybertron aka Canada
    LCD and LED have the same 100,000 MTBF. RGB LED have better color and don't have problems with dimming or color shifting but only the expensive televisions use them. LED televisions usually have problems with blooming and flashlighting.
     
  9. radrok

    radrok

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,990 (2.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    803
    Location:
    Italy
    I don't know your budget but what about a 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 panel? It's more comfortable to have a bigger resolution if you are going to stand closer to your screen, atleast for me
     
  10. vladmire New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    118 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    im currently using sharp 32" LCD TV FHD, hdmi :) sweet screen but not too close..

    you won't barely notice the difference between plasma, lcd and led.
     
  11. jaydeee

    jaydeee New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    54 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    I would go for LED for power efficiency and brand LG and Samsung is good for me.
     
  12. Laurijan

    Laurijan

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    2,251 (0.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    352
    Location:
    Oulu, Finland
    I wonder which 32" LCD (LED) TV has fast response time for PC gaming.
     
  13. ghust New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    7 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3
    A friend of mine is using 32 inch LCD and he is quite satisfied with its performance.
     
  14. Proph3t

    Proph3t

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    13 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
  15. Irish_PXzyan

    Irish_PXzyan

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,446 (0.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    54
    Location:
    Republic Of Ireland
    Philips 32" LED HDTV 1080p is amazing! I will never go back to computer monitors!

    Also, it has this ambilight technology which is fantastic for when you want to relax and watch movies with the lights off or games with the lights off! It's truely outstanding!

    Also it's 100Hz which helps smooths the frame rate when watching TV/Movies or when you use your console!

    Check out this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA61OCfmxEs

    I got it on ebay almost a year ago for 300 Euro! Bargain!
     
  16. OOZMAN

    OOZMAN New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Messages:
    160 (0.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    20
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Explain? :D

    Of course, full HD!

    Not sure im familiar with thise last two terms. Care to elaborate? :toast:

    But I'm further from the screen, a high res would make it hard to read stuff on screen.

    +1

    This will actually be a big factor as I live in Australia, and the government is about to bring out this massive 'carbon tax' (biggest energy tax in the world if I'm not mistaken) :mad:, so my elec bills will skyrocket. :cry:
     
  17. BumbleBee

    BumbleBee

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    4,987 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,377
    Location:
    Cybertron aka Canada
    Mura (Japanese for unevenness) aka clouding, flashlighting.



    Blooming

    [​IMG]

    you shouldn't have to worry about blooming unless you buy a LED television with micro-dimming.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2013
    OOZMAN says thanks.
  18. DeViLzzz New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2011
    Messages:
    5 (0.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I was upset to hear that the 32" size for tvs is really being phased out. I was able to sit in front of that and game on pc and anything larger was worse. I really need to find a used 32" 1080p tv or two in the next year. I would rather game on 32" 1080p tv for pc games than to use any monitor solution.


    btw the 32" tv I had was a Toshiba brand 720p tv ... was a beauty ....

    my new tv .. 51" Samsung 3D Plasma tv 1080p
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)

Share This Page