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[HELP!] Is there any different between a LED monitor and a LED Tv?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Com Hunter, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Com Hunter New Member

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    Need help in this !

    Tv : Samsung UA22D5000NM 22" Series 5 LED
    Monitor : Samsung S23A550H 23" LED
    *both full HD

    Thanks alot guys !
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  2. Com Hunter New Member

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    yup!
    but i wanna know if there's any diff in resolution or display quality if i used a tv as my monitor compared to a true monitor.
  3. xenocide

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    The largest difference is that Monitors have drastically lower input delay. In Monitors it's in the lower tens of milliseconds, in TV's it's in the hundreds.
  4. AhokZYashA

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    my LG TV dont show slow input lag.
    probably in the 30ms range
  5. Sir B. Fannybottom

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    I think monitors are a bit better, for the looks. But most TVs have things monitors don't.. You can plug in your xbox/ps3, watch TV off it, get sound from it. Read some reviews and see if theres much of a difference, if there's little to none, go TV. It's all you though, I like to have everything in one station(more because I'm too poor to have a big HDTV to game off for my xbox :laugh: )
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    Nowadays various manufacturers use the same panels for TVs and monitors, specially if they are 1080p 16:9 monitors, so maybe there would be almost no difference.
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    the difference is usually just the addition of the TV tuner and extra inputs.
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    This. Most if not all monitors now include HDMI, Optical Audio, DVI, DVI-D Etc.
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    One point that ppl seem to have missed on the actual screen itself :

    MONITOR : Sharper display, faster updates (Good for games) , Usually a narrower viewing angle, lower overall brightness, and usually very little "auto image processing". The more responsive "pixels" require a bit more structure and block more light, and the lack of processing means you see what the signal sends.

    TV : Softer display, SLOWER updates (Good for movies) , Usually a WIDER veining angle, better brightness, and often at last SOME kind of auto image adjustment / color correction that you usually CANNOT fully control, as most manufacturers use this to make their product look better in show rooms and DON'T allow all of it to be turned off. The "pixels" aren't designed with response & performance in mind, this makes them thinner, cheaper and generally letting more light through, this has the double bonus for TV usage of widening your viewing angle, and letting more light through so the images are in effect brighter, but any serious gamer WILL be very frustrated by the blurriness on high motion - especially in an FPS type of environment.

    This is of course a generalization, YES, know it all ass-tards, I'm sure you have ONE monitor that's X, or one TV that's Y, but I'm not talking about every piece of hardware ever made - I'm talking about the market in general, and why they still have 2 products as TV's / and MONITORS - And not just sell as one universal product " DISPLAYS".
    casual swift says thanks.
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