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Well, Cid suggested it so here goes....(not the TV, the thread)

I'm getting a new monitor for my Super Build and I want it to be as BIG as possible because using this Trinitron as my monitor I have goten used to Big Icons...and I like the size of it.....Very easy on the eyes... (at least to me)

I had this TV in mind and was wondering whether any of you users have personal experience with this TV and can shed some light on it....

And Furthurmore is it a strain on your vision - not that I wanna know....

Would I be throwing my moneyt awway here? or is this a solid purchase..

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well personally i think anything more than 19" as a monitor cud be harmful for ur eyes. TV is ok coz u don't watch it the whole day. But as a monitor definately a NO.
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If you wanted to tie your TV setup into it and make some kind of UBERENTERTAINMENTSTATION!! Then I could see your point.

That's exactly what I wanna do...

I'm already doing it with ththe 32" Trinitron.....It's just that during the day it serves as a PC Monitor....
 

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Mate, it couldn't be heavier than the Trinitron - or just barely, the Trinitron Wega weighs in at 400 LBS........almost.....It took 3 of us to lift it up onto the stand......and two of us hurt our backs......

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"
Naw, I didn't want it to BOAST, 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...


It actually serves a purpose...... I tried to go back to the 19" two weeks ago when I was ruuning those 3D Mark tests and I couldn't take it......Sure it was clearer, but WAYYYYYYYYYY to small......


Naw, I'm used to Big.....

And now I want BIGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:
 

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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.
I forgot to mention that there's a Huge Custom made computer desk between me and the TV...and last time I measured a good 5-6 feet distance between my eyes and the TV......

As I said in another previous thread, it's not like I'm right up close to it staring up...... I know what my eyes can take...... The only thing that ever bothers me is mental overload....but I think that's something else......

The most I ever have to move my head, and I'll admit sometimes I do, is one or two milimeters.....very slightly, but it's not like I'm craning my next to see one end of the desktop to the other...... It is a lot if you're focus isn't trained but once you zero in it's just like any other monitor.....

Overload is the big enemy... but it's all in your head and I'm good at fighting that kind of crap....
 

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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.....

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...

I know it may no better if I keep my resolution the same, but at least with a WideScreen HDTV I will be able to set the resolution MANY MANY times higher than what I got now.....

So more icons and Windows can fit on the screen.... At least that's my theory... I should probably go to the store and try it out before I buy...

They have a Windows Desktop with XP Pro on it and about 3 times as many icons as I can currently fit on this 1024 by 700 TV I have now........

I could fit a LOT of **** on a desktop that big......:eyemove::eyemove::eyemove::eyemove::eyemove:



Also see here: (Not as big, but similar...)
VisionQuest Picasso LVQ-32HLB LCD TV - 32", 16x9, 1080i, HDMI, 1366 x 768, 1200:1, ATSC, NTSC in Canada at TigerDirect.ca

Besides, did I not mention that it comes with a VGA/Mac PC Connection/???? So obviously it's meant for this...:evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil::evil:

I don't think I'm the first to have this idea......

Besides, doesn't user "mOFO" have one??????
 

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Theories are based in fact, and all your facts are wrong.
Ok, you might have me there, but I DO KNOW this......

Fact: it's definitely bigger than a 24" and what I have now (1024 by 700 Trinitron at 480p


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....

Besides I wouldn't just use it as a desktop browser - I fully intend to play the newer widescreen enabled video games, a little PCSX 2 (by the way, in which I'll also gain) and all my Widescreen High Def Movies....

I'll admit the physical desktop space here may be proportional as you say, but not the resolution....

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....

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...

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.....

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....

.....just "Clarity"......

The size is fine with me - I got good eyes.......:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
 

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I'm interested in a picture of your current setup btw :)
I've been meaning too..

When I get a chance to borrow the digital, I'll snap a few.......It actually looks quite good and since I'm now upright at a desk instead of laying down it's certainly Ergonomic.....


Naw, I'm quite pleased here, except for the slight bluriness of the TV at times....

I'ven got dual monitor, but it's on the smaller 19" Dell and I find it too distracting.... The current TV, if I didn't know that better resolutions and pictures are available, would be fine with me for the rest of my life....except for some of the blurriness....

And a 42" LCD as your computer monitor is fine. If not, they wouldn't have made the PS3 to be able to output to that kind of LCD. :p I run Linux on my PS3 with a 46" LCD even.
Thanks for the reply...haven't seen you in ages.....

Are you serious a 46" WideScreen????

You must be at least 4 or 5 feet away to be able to see it all like me right?????:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:


Naw, I got good eyes, I LOVE my setup!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel like some Administrator or CEO in a multimedia office......
 

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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".
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.

AND I have actually been to the computer store (CBIT) and seen this 42" Vision Quest showing a Windows XP Desktop with nice big CLEAR icons and I know it's just what I want.... I f I was just guessing in the dark based only on this Trinitron and false insights then I wouldn't even be putting my pennies away for this big purchase to begin with....

I don't know..

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...

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 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:

You do realize that ANYTHING not displayed at native resolution on an LCD (TV, monitor, or otherwise) is going to look like ****, right?
Last I heard, 1080i was nothing to sneeze at.....Especially compared to the current Trinitron

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'm not trying to be a smart-ass here, but wouldn't the reverse apply too then?????


I think I found a winner here.....


I'm not suggesting any of you newbies get this too, but I have seen it on display at Computer Boulevard and it looks damn good.......
 

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Naw, I might be slightly misinformed on resolutions and distance stuff but I ain't wrong....

I just had a detailed look at the Vision - Quest Website and believe me this TV is coming home to Daddy...

It will be the first time I ever bought a TV intending it to be used as a computer monitor, but I'd rather have the Tuner and Speakers thrown in as well...that way it can serve two purposes...... Instead of JUST a computer monitor only.....

You've got to SEE it to believe it......

Beautiful............
 

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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....
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I Know for sure it isn't 1080P, but rather 1080i.....

It certainly has got to be a little better than what I got now, right?? Cause it could hardly be worse......

I dunno, I may have to make a trip there and see it again.....

Oh, and 1080 P would be nice, but keep in mind, I'm limited so I'm going for CHEAP here.....

A good one would probably be more than my computer here....
 

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That's a 1360x768 display. Comparatively low res compared to most desktop LCD displays.
But c'mon it has to be better than my Trinitron--right??? or wrong??????

Like I said I may have to go and see it again before I buy...if I buy....:drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

It would be wise to invest your money in a display that natively supports 1080p...
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.......:(:(:(:(:(
 

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42" 1080P good brand name tv runs just over $1000 nowadays.
Ok you got my attention now.....I'll look into this.....seeing as how you're located in Edmonton..:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

OMFG you're right!!!!!! at least I thing so...

LG is a good name (use their burners and DivX players))))

Is this more of what you or masta g had in mind by 1080p??????

Future Shop: TV & Video: 40"-49" TVs: LG 42" 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV** (42LG50)

Pretty cheap I must admit......And this is in Canadian for Christs sake!!!!!!!!!!!

There might be hope after all...

Geez it even has a VGA input like the other one.....
 

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YES!!!!!! A reccommendation from the master!!!!!!!!

That's great mate, oh and while you're here good work on PCSX 2.....

Can play 40 of my favorites flawlessly so far...

Keep it up........

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anyways folks have a look at this if you got time.....

Future Shop: TV & Video: 40"-49" TVs: LG 42" 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV** (42LG50)

I think it's an ass-kicking deal like my other idea.....but conforming may be a little more to what these other two guys were suggesting....
 

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EDIT: I noticed that TV also supports 960p too. Having that as an option is pretty cool. :)

Please enlighten me....I have no idea what 960 p is...... Something like 480p??????


I just hope it's similar to this price when I go to buy...

Even if it goes up to 1000 that would be fine, I'll just save more....but 800 would be nice for a much better picture.....



If it's truly HD like you said at 1080 P and not I, then I'd even go as high as 1200 Canadian....but that's the limit...
 

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I hate to admit it, but it's looking like you two were right, ..... Both of you arguing against me has led me to a much higher resolution TV that is affordable and TRULY HD......

I imagine I could set the resolution way higher with this LG deal and fit more crap on the screen than if I had just settled on the 1080i one and achieved onlu 1024 by 768 at the most.....

I hadn't even considered going for True HD cause I though it was 2000 to 3000 dollars... but this indeed opens a few doors......:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:

Reviews LG 42LG50 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV

Here's another one that's even cheaper than my original idea - although not by a major brand....

might be worth a look.....as long as it stays in the 700 range....
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926HDS0010108398&catid=24558



And another cheaper one....

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926HDS0010098249&catid=24558




Ahh, these sales are always going on, so I'm sure there'll be one for the right price when I'm ready to buy.......


They stand to only get cheaper........

and lastly....

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926HDS0010099580&logon=&langid=EN



I know we argued, but I wannna thank oyu Spyhop, Jeez I never realized these 1080 P TV's were so cheap these days...

This is beautiful.....

Oh, forgot this one - another reputable name...

http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926HDS0010111557&catid=24558
 

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Thanks...
 

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oh, must've missed it....must've been looking at the INPUT capabilities....oops


here's a picture of one of the higher ones, although a slightly lesser brand I must say....



If I go for it it's gonna look DAMN good on my old Trinitron stand here......especially with that 1080 P

Heck, at these prices I might even go for the 47"!!!!!!!!!
 

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Generic hdtvs lol. What is this world coming too?
well, they're probably for those like me, than want the best, but aren't especially
financially endowed............

So to speak........:dead::dead::dead::dead::dead:

I dunno, even if it's only Generic it's still bound to be WAY high Quality than the Sony Wega Trinitron......

Although depending on what my choices are at time of purchase I would probably opt for the Brand name...

After all this Trinitron has been through a lot of abuse and never once broken down...


Then again I've only had it 2 years......

Oh, and Spyhop - I realize you're just trying to help here, but honestly how can I go DOWN in size to 24" when I've been to the promised land.......??????
 

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Nah, I can afford 800.00 but after that it becomes a financial burden....

It's a sort of a case of give and take here where my money is concerned.....:heh::heh:
 
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