[mythtv-users] 21" monitor in place of TV?
soekul at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 14:46:20 EDT 2004
I use Mythtv w/ a 21" monitor, it does get hard to see on sunny days.
But I just put the shades down and I'm happy with that.
On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 19:15:09 +0200, Milos Prudek <prudek at bvx.cz> wrote:
> Hi community,
> Is it reasonable to build MythTV with a 21" monitor instead of TV, with
> regard to ambient light during a sunny day ?
> I was thinking about buying a used 21" monitor, which would enable me to
> run regular programs in our living room, not just MythTV.
> So I did a little test. I placed my 17" inch, 4 year old monitor side by
> side with a small, 15-year old (!!) TV, and it was a shock! While my 17"
> monitor has a way sharper, crisper image than my TV, it was no use.
> Horrible glare and reflections destroyed the whole image.
> I posted three photos here:
> I never noticed this difference before, simply because my monitor is
> installed in a much darker room than the TV.
> Are all TV screens much brighter than computer monitors in general?
> Does anyone run a 21" monitor with MythTV and is happy with the results?
> Milos Prudek
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