Getting a HDTV and hooking it up to the computer

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  1. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    Thinking of grabbing a 720p or 1080p TV to use as my main monitor.

    Any disadvantages to this? Anything in particular I should look for?
     
  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

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    Make sure that it has a VGA or better still a DVI connection.
    From what I've seen they all have at least a VGA, but look for it anyway just in case.
     
  3. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I don't think you'll find anything with DVI on the TV anymore, HDMI is where it's at. Forget VGA, it's not needed. DVI out on the computer is common enough, DVI to HDMI cables are easy to get. Then you just gotta worry about how to run sound, I have mine going to the TV directly and then I have the TV output going to the receiver so I get to chose how to listen to it.
     
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i have a 40" samsung lns4041d. i used a dvi to hdmi cord...that picture was pretty bad. i tweaked my nvidia settings for hours and it still wouldn't display crisp. went online to check out whats wrong, people said that the hdtv can't handle a pc resolution (1366x768 or 1360x768) over hdmi. i plugged in vga, wow crystal clear and the colors adjusted like they should. so, the moral here is to follow the recommended specs, or else it probably won't work properly.
     

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