TV as external monitor?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toezter, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. toezter macrumors regular

    toezter

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    with a normal..."old school" tv, how is the resolution for reading text?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Pig-dog awful.

    At 640 x 480 resolution, with bold, 18 point text, just readable.
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Ditto that. Resolution on most TVs is just downright wretched.

    It's not bad for watching videos and movies and such, but it's TERRIBLE for reading text.
     
  4. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Plasma or LCD is the way to go but they are pretty pricey given their actual resolution.
     
  5. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Heh, Ironically whenever I get around to purchasing my own TV (20"-ish) I plan on using is as an extended display for my eMac. iTunes visualizations and perhaps some gaming, among other uses.
     
  6. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    Resolution of most lcd tv's isn't very high compared to an lcd computer screen. Especially compared to an Apple Cinema Display. Look at that before you purchase one!
     

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