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Gameman, you don't want a big TV as a monitor.
The whole "bigger TV" mentality is only as valid as your distance from the screen. If you're sitting at a desk with a 42" screen, that's far more surface area than your eyes are capable of viewing, and you'll be moving your head all over the place. It will annoy the crap out of you, but you'll tell everyone it's awesome because you don't want to admit you made a mistake....which will then lead some people to think it's awesome and make the same error.

You can only see what you can see. Anything beyond that you're just getting for boasting purposes. "Mine's bigger than yours"
 

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I've been using the 32" Trinitron for 5 months now and my visions still 20/20...... It just makes my neck a little sore after 8 hours of staring that's all...
I said nothing about big tv's affecting your vision, although big TVs are brighter because they expect people to be viewing it from at least 5 feet away.

My point was that you only have so much field of vision, and a 42" screen viewed from a foot or two away, will exceed that field. Simply put, if you have to move your head to look around your screen, it's too big. Get a display that will just nicely fill your field of view.
 

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Naw, I've used my parents 22" Widescreens on their SLOWER computers and I find it too small.....not enough desktop space (in my mind)...and they got the resolution almost as low as I got it on the TV with big icons etc.....
Poor argument. Desktop space is proportional to resolution and size. Given the same resolution, only size is a factor....and if you keep backing up so many feet the more you increase your screen size, then screen size fails to be an argument as well.

Comparing your 42" TV at 1920x1080 and the 24" I mentioned at 1920x1200, resolution is the same...or same enough. So a desktop will fill the same amount of screen, ratio-wise, regardless of using a 24" or 42".

Whether you're sitting close to a 24" or far away from a 42" (stupid btw), size of desktop is no argument between the two.

In fact my Dad is so cramped for desktop space he's got DUAL MONITOR and it still doesn't fit all on the screen...
Again....going to a 42" screen will not change this for you. The resolution is the same. The icons will just look bigger, which will be moot because you're sitting further away.

but at least with a WideScreen HDTV I will be able to set the resolution MANY MANY times higher than what I got now.....
No you won't. A 1080P TV is 1920x1080. A 24" LCD monitor is 1920x1200.

So more icons and Windows can fit on the screen.... At least that's my theory...
Theories are based in fact, and all your facts are wrong.
 

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Ok, you might have me there, but I DO KNOW this......

Fact: it's definitely bigger than a 24"
A fact rendered moot by sitting 6 feet away. A 24" at 1 foot will fill your field of view just as well.

That Vision Quest 42" HDTV will fit many more icons on it than I can now or probably the same as that 24" you mentioned only bigger....resulting in a much bigger visual treat.....so to speak....
It won't "fit more icons" than the 24". Point in fact, it will fit slightly less. The 24" as a slightly higher res. Your "visual treat" point is also moot because of the aforementioned distance from your screen. I don't know why you're not getting this concept, but 6 feet from a 42" screen is pretty much the same as 1-1.5 feet away from a 24". If it fills your vision, it fills your vision.

I'll admit the physical desktop space here may be proportional as you say, but not the resolution....
A 1080P HD TV will be LOWER resolution than a 24" LCD screen.
1080P = 1920x1080
24" LCD = 1920x1200

I have tried setting my parents Widescreen monitors up a notch or two and the clarity stays roughly the same but the number of icons you can fit on your screen sometimes doubles or even triples....
Behaviour that has absolutely nothing to do with screen size and everything to do with resolution.

I do have to admit, I probably would keep it at a lower resolution to make the icons bigger, so you're right desktop space is no argument, but the CLARITY is more what I'm after here...
How does it follow that a larger screen is going to net you a clearer picture?

Becasue I have been using this Trinitron for almost 5 month's here and I'm sick of having to go right up to the screen/ switch to the 19" Dell to see what the fine print says... in some webpages/sites.....
A problem which can be solved by simply sitting at your computer desk to begin with.

Rmember: "Clarity" - that's the underlying issue for me.. the resolution can be 800 by 600 for all I care!!!!!!!!!!!!! So long as I can see it....

Honestly, I ain't ready for 1900 by 1200 something or whatever it was that you mentioned....
You do realize that ANYTHING not displayed at native resolution on an LCD (TV, monitor, or otherwise) is going to look like ****, right?
 

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Because mate, I already USE a 32" monitor as my desktop, and except for the blurriness of small text I have been quite happy with it for 5 month now.
Your 32" is blurry because it's not HD. It's 640x480 interlaced. That's why your text is fuzzy. You will not have the same issue with either a 42" or 24" LCD.

You're probably still not convinced, but you'd almost have to spend a day "in my shoes" using this Huge Trinitron 32 to get the feeling I have here...
I've been all over the map computer hardware wise. When you see me digging in my heels to get a point across on an issue like this, it's usually because I have experience with it.

Like I said, I have actually SEEN it and it is definitely an improvemnt CLARITY-WISE over this makeshift Trinitron set-up I happened to have stumbled upon here...
I already gave you the reason for this. Your Trinitron is low res.

I realise you and great many users use small monitors or medium monitors, but for me after you've gone to 32" there's no going back....:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
Big-toy mentality nonsense. Sit AT your desk instead of 6' away from it and that 24" will seem just as big.

Last I heard, 1080i was nothing to sneeze at.....Especially compared to the current Trinitron
Okay....this is a whole new can of worms now.
Time for some teaching.

1080i = 1920 x 1080 interlaced
1080p = 1920 x 1080 progressive.

THAT BEING SAID....if the 42" TV you're looking at is being marketted at 1080i, not 1080p, then the native resolution on it is almost for sure 1360x768. All manufacturer's do this. They're saying the TV will accept a 1080i signal....but it won't actually display it, it will downscale to a lower resolution.

SO....if the TV you're looking at is 1080i, then the actual resolution on the TV is 1360x768 and a 24" LCD will be waaay better at 1920 x 1200.

If the TV you're looking at is 1080P, then it will be 1920 x 1080. Much better, but still not as high a resolution as a 24"

The problem here is that you're under the impression that since your 30" trinitron is low resolution, you must go to a bigger screen to get a higher res. This isn't true and in fact the higher resolution screen is smaller, not larger.
 

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do my links not work today/?????
I know you may think I've flipped and my head isn't working but at least the LINKS should work....

The TV I am considering is located here right at the Manufacturerrs Website:

VisionQuest Consumer Electronics - LVQ-42EF1A
The Physical TV, unless they run out of stock, which would be typical, is located here in Winnipeg....
CBiT - Computer Parts, Computers, Laptops, FTA, Service, Training, Networking, and more!
That's a 1360x768 display. Comparatively low res compared to most desktop LCD displays.
 

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But c'mon it has to be better than my Trinitron--right??? or wrong??????
Right...but by PC standards it's still pretty low-res.

So whatr you're saying is at least $$$$$$2000.00 right????

That's a bigger hit than I'm willing to take for justa bloody computer monitor.......:(:(:(:(:(
42" 1080P good brand name tv runs just over $1000 nowadays.
 

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No it wasn't on deaf ears, but runawayprisoner's point and cottonvibes point (two emulation experts by the way) was also awfully convincing...:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
You mean cotton's point where he said he had to sit 4 feet back due to the EXACT size/distance ratio problem I described?

People just love the idea of having a huge TV for a computer monitor.....but they don't think it all the way through. It is completely impractical and ridiculous. Given the choice of a 24 or 27" and a 42", pricing being equal, I would still choose a 24 or 27". The only advantage a 42" gives you is that you're able to tell people, "doood....I have a 42" monitor on my computer lolololol". Viewable-area/distance wise, there's no difference and you actuall create problems for yourself when you have to put so much distance between you and your screen.

The ideal setup is a human-sized desktop LCD, and an HDTV as a 2nd display. I have my HDTV connected to my computer and it sits across the room. When I feel like it, I can port games or movies over to my hdtv, and sit down on my couch to watch/play them. It's very nice. But you don't see my replacing my 22" LCD as primary display and for good reason.
 

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My argument was not about how hard it is on your eyes, although that is a concern as well.

My argument was about the complete pointlessness of spending more money on a bigger monitor when you're forced to sit further away from it because it's too big. 24" at 1 foot or a 42" at 6 feet.....your eyes don't know the *****ing difference.
 

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I dunno, but it seems so much smaller, even smaller than what I got now....

...so much for the big icons - I can basically kiss their ass goodbye.......
*facepalm*......I thought you were finally understanding. You were so close....

Maybe Grover can succeed in making you understand where I have failed.


Notice when Gover is far, he's small, and when he's near, he's big? Grover didn't actually change size, the only thing that changes is your perception of Grover. Therefore your icons will be just as big close up on a small monitor as they will be on a large tv when viewed from further away.
 
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