I have had a Toshiba 52JM9UA TOSHIBA 52" DLP RP TV for the past year. Worked great both as a TV but also a monitor for my PVR. feeding is a 1024x768 signal which it upscaled to fill the entire screen. The Windows desktop was good enough to surf on and also of course play videos.
For a number of reasons I am now going to return it. Monaco have issued the RA to Harvey Norman and I can get something new. I am now looking at the JVC -DiILA
which has a great and much brighter picture than the Toshiba. Plus the LCOS technology with 3 chip avoid the rainbow effect I would see occasionally on the Toshiba. Took my laptop into HN to check it out and connected it via the VGA input. Feeding it a 1024x768 signal (the max the VGA input can take) the Windows desktop did not fill out the entire screen leaving perhaps a 3cm black order around the image. That's annoying and since HN could not find the remote we could not work out if there was a way to strech the image to fit. But doing some research it seems the ideal way to connect a PC is via a DVI output on a video card (which I don't have) and feed it into the HDMI input.
Just wondering if folks who have larger digital TV's are using them for computer screens also (perhaps for a PVR) and if so, how are you connecting the computer?