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Topic # 179289 3-Sep-2015 09:58
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There was a time when people advised using LCD TVs as computer monitors, why was that? Was it something to do with eye strain or flickering.... I forget

Anyway I want to be able to use my TV as a monitor from the couch for basic programs, like word etc (poker jks). Nothing intense or long.

Essentially just curious as to why TVs were not suitable as monitors?

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  Reply # 1378812 3-Sep-2015 10:06
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I think it has to do with colour gamut, mostly.  I don't see why it would be a problem for most tasks.



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  Reply # 1378913 3-Sep-2015 10:58
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agggh, ill look into that. i thought it was something to do with fonts etc. but the fonts on my 1080p look better than on my apple monitor.

i dont actually need to wear my reading glasses with the tv lol

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1379023 3-Sep-2015 13:09
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TeaLeaf: agggh, ill look into that. i thought it was something to do with fonts etc. but the fonts on my 1080p look better than on my apple monitor.

i dont actually need to wear my reading glasses with the tv lol



For those uses, I can't see why not.

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