[mythtv-users] will this TV work for me?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Fri Jan 14 21:05:25 UTC 2011


On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 8:41 PM, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca> wrote:
>
>
> On Thursday, January 13, 2011 03:32:54 pm Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org>
> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca>
> wrote:
>> > I am wanting to replace my Mythbox's 17" CRT monitor with one of these
> TVs:
>> >  http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/televisions/DX-22L150A11.html
>> >
>> > It's Best Buy's house brand.
>> >
>> > It has a VGA input, which is all I have for output from my nVidia 6200
>> > card, and the specs seem to indicate the TV will take what my card is
>> > putting out to the CRT already.
>>
>> Stupid question: Do you really need a TV?
>>
>> Generally an LCD monitor will be cheaper than an LCD TV.  Compare that
>> TV with something like this:
>>
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079
>>
>> It's an inch bigger, has a higher resolution, and costs less.  All it
>> lacks is a remote and tuner, but if you don't need those, it doesn't
>> make sense to pay for them.
>>
>> Eric
>
> Yes, but in another thread talking about a 20" Samsung panel I got for Xmas
> I was told it would be a waste with my analog SD material.

I read that thread and did not believe what you were told. A nice
panel is a nice panel, whether it is a "TV" or a "Monitor".

However many TV's add more than a tuner. They do all sorts of
processing. They are not just a monitor plus tuner.

>I can either use
> only a portion of such a large panel, or have the picture scaled out and
> looking not so good. The TV in my inquiry is 10 bucks more at Best Buy
> right now, and as a bonus (for me) has speakers built in, something I've
> gotten used to with my old CRT.
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