LCD TV as monitor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by believo, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. believo macrumors regular


    May 21, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Is it possible to use a LCD TV as a monitor wih my Macbook Pro? How does the quality compare to a traditional Apple Display?

  2. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    If you can get it to run at is native resolution, it should look OK. I have a 19" Samsung, but I can't get it to run at 1440 x 900. :(
  3. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005

    it will look like crap depending on what you get. From personal experience and opinion, i thought 24'' 720p screen LOOKED TERRIBLE. The 50'' 1080p looked terrible as well...

    The only thing that I ever could stand was a 32'' 1080p screen. This actually happens to be the smallest screen size for a 1080p TV. So if you are in the market, thats the only thing I would ever get.

    some of you might be wondering of WHY it looks bad. Well honestly it is because of resolution and screen size. a 720p is 1280x720 i believe. If you stretch that onto a 24'' TV which normally that resolution is for 12-13'' screens, you can imagine how badly it will look. Same thing with 1080p. 1080 is 1920x1080 and right now the closest to that is 1920x1200 on 24'' screens. Unfortunately there are no TVs that is 24'' that is 1080p. If you bloat it up on a 50'' screen naturally all that stretching of the image would make it look like crap.
  4. Aenoxi macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2007

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