An LG 37" at 1920x1080.
If you’re looking at a 23" HDTV for use as a monitor, it might be less expensive to get a 23" or 24" LED or LCD monitor. That size is about the break-even point between monitors and HDTVs.
I can recommend LG monitors, Dell ultrasharp/professional monitors, and Hanns-G monitors. I’ve heard good things about Asus, but I haven’t used them myself. I can usually find good prices for all brands on newegg.com, or sometimes directly on dell’s site for dell monitors.
I want something I can watch TV on that also functions well for web design. So I have a lot of research to do to make a good decision. Finding out details such as the native resolution is like looking for a needle in a haystack unless I’m missing something. I am guessing that native resolution is different from maximum resolution, isn’t it?
Your computer will typically detect the correct resolution if your video card supports it and if your video card drivers are installed.
Also, how important is the refresh rate? Years ago I would look at some co-workers monitors and sometimes I could see the screen flickering if the refresh rate was too low, even when they couldn’t see the flicker. Is 60 MHZ enough to use as a computer monitor? I’m running 75 MHZ right now which is the highest level I can set my monitor at with this computer.
It doesn’t matter much. It’s set automatically. However, a “smooth motion” feature is automatically turned on with TVs capable of running at 120Hz, which makes video playback seem strange. You’ll have to look in your TV’s manual to find where to disable it.
Most of the stuff I’ve been reading the past few days says not to use a TV as a PC monitor. So I thought it would be a good idea to ask here to find out if anyone is using them.
For general use, it’s baloney. However, if you are a photography or graphics professional, it would be better to get an IPS panel, rather than an HDTV.