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Old 08-22-2006, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i posted earlier, but no one responded and i could REALLY use some suggestions here guys!

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...26_inch_LCD_TV

thats what im lookin at to hook up my PC. what does everyone think? will text show up ok?

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It'll work, but it won't look as sharp as a regular monitor. 1366 x 768 native resolution is great for a 17" widescreen, but not for a 26" widescreen.

I doubt that it'll be a bother, though.
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thanks for the response. i am just looking for something bigger to look at in my dorm when my eyes get tired of my laptop as well as a monitor to use as a TV.

Do stores allow you to check out the resolution on a PC before you purchase it?

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I found the resolution on the page you linked to.

Checking out the specs online before you buy is always the smartest way to shop.
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oh of course :-)

I was just wondering if anyone had any experience using a TV with that res. as a pc monitor.

i wish i had money to just buy stuff without researching it.
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I wish I ghad the money for one. 26" is perfect ize for a PC monitor as it fills up your whole eye sight.

The res is spot on for a 19" wide screen, but any more and the image (as said) will not be very sharp.
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the only reason i will have money is because i am staying an extra week at my summer job. i am pretty sick of southern PA and this is gonna be my little present to myself for not killing anyone here... like my roommate.

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