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    I'm thinking of upgrading my computer, and I'm going to buy a new monitor. Is there any real difference between a full HD TV and a full HD monitor, apart from the fact that the TV can show the TV? Will buying a TV and plugging it to a computer be the same as a monitor?


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    The LED TV can very well work as a PC monitor. The difference between the TV and monitor is that TV has a tuner and built-in speakers.

    So you can go ahead with either - TV will be more expensive of course.
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    Thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    The LED TV can very well work as a PC monitor. The difference between the TV and monitor is that TV has a tuner and built-in speakers.

    So you can go ahead with either - TV will be more expensive of course.
    Dedicated computer monitors are often a bit cheaper because of the lack of tuner and built-in speakers. Also, most computer monitors are smaller in size. One doesn't need to sit in front of a large monitor or LED TV for most PC applications. It's even bad for one's vision and causes eye-strain.

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    I would suggest you to buy Dell monitor. They are making a good quality monitors
    Send me a report what did you buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
    I'm thinking of upgrading my computer, and I'm going to buy a new monitor. Is there any real difference between a full HD TV and a full HD monitor, apart from the fact that the TV can show the TV? Will buying a TV and plugging it to a computer be the same as a monitor?

    Generally TV monitors consume a bit more electricity and have integrated speakers (but generally they are not that good), it all depends on your purpose of course. If you want the monitor just for your PC and want a better sound experience I advise you to buy a monitor and speakers to plug to it of course. Or if you want something a but cheaper and that can be a TV as well you can buy a TV.

    In terms of image quality is just the same thing, of course it depends on the model and on the brand. Generally they release 24 or 27 inches devices that have 2 versions, the monitor version and the TV version. And the image is exactly the same.

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    I think it really depends on your use. If you are looking for a two-in-one facility, TV monitor would be the best choice. But a TV monitor could be a bit costly than a computer monitor.

    As @Damien Lee has rightly pointed out that it would not be nice to spend too much of time in front of a large TV monitor while working on PC. It may cause a lot of strain on your eyes. For PCs a compact monitor is good and easy to use. PCs need your undivided attention unlike TVs.

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    LED TV and monitor have the same experience for desktops. The question is if you have free money to buy a LED TV. Obsviously, LED TV will be more expensive than a monitor because it has TV. Now, Do not forget to check if your future TV has support to FULL HD.

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    I have had to use my television for my computer before because my monitor was broken. It really wasn't that bad of a deal. My only issue was that then I could not watch tv and be on my computer at the same time. So that's just something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nailah783 View Post
    I have had to use my television for my computer before because my monitor was broken. It really wasn't that bad of a deal. My only issue was that then I could not watch tv and be on my computer at the same time. So that's just something to think about.
    What are features of your TV?
    My TV LED is a LG. It has 22'' with Digital converter. Well, but I forgot to buy a TV with FULL HD, It is just HD. Consequently,I am suffering to play my games in High Resolution.

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