Old 02-17-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Been using dual 19" hi-res monitors for years now. Thinking of going with a single 30". While my nVidia card supports very high rates, I'd like know if those 1080p lower priced monitors are OK or rough on the eyes.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
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I'm using a 39" Insignia TV via HDMI as a secondary monitor, and am happy with it. There is some mild ghosting, and the TV is always scaling a bit from it's native 1920x1080 resolution - which makes it not a good choice for precise graphics work. But neither of those are a problem for me, since the monitor is about 36" away from my eyes and I appreciate the relatively larger size of things on the screen.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:29 PM   #3
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Personally I would not go wit a TV, because they are obviously not made to sit close at. Just too tiring for the eyes.

A 30" with 1080p? If you sit an less than 2 arm lengths away, I wouldnt recommend. 1440p or 1600p at least. Anything above 24" needs at least 2560x1440 (1080p if ultra wide)
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Just got a 59" Samsung plasma HDTV, but not quite sure how I'm going to use it yet, whether to display picture (I work mostly on movies / animations) or Reaper or Pro Tools or Sibelius (that'd be a hoot! Scores in mega format, yay).

Probably just for picture.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:30 PM   #5
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Personally I would not go wit a TV, because they are obviously not made to sit close at. Just too tiring for the eyes.

A 30" with 1080p? If you sit an less than 2 arm lengths away, I wouldnt recommend. 1440p or 1600p at least. Anything above 24" needs at least 2560x1440 (1080p if ultra wide)
I'm a cadcam guy during the day so I'm used to a very high monitor. That said, I have to agree that I'm not looking at those kinds of details either. When you say 1080p ultra wide, what are you referring to in relation to the resolution?

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:39 PM   #6
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I use a pair of 21.5" 1080P displays and love them. The quality is great. I have slightly older Acer S211HL BD displays. LED backlit and very thin. I have the brightness set to 0, but I do find them to still be a little bright for my liking. Otherwise, they're great displays. Matte finish as well. A TV would not really be comparable to that, because it's a different type of panel, and the scaler is different (the TV might be native to 1920x1200, but be marketed as 1080P). I own a TV like that, and it's great for everything but computers. It just scales things terribly. Not all TVs are like that, but I wouldn't recommend using a TV as a primary display unless it's mounted on a wall farther away. If you're looking for a 30" display, get a true monitor, not a TV. There will be a very noticeable difference in quality in my experience.

Working at a computer shop, I stare at displays all day long, but still have 20/20 vision to some people's surprise. I tend to not even watch TV all that often (or even movies) because I find TV displays to be very tiring for me, the displays often don't look very good either to me (though that may be just something wrong with me).
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:37 PM   #7
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Maybe I explained it poorly... I'm referring to 30" computer monitors. Not TV monitors. Many now are being offered with only 1080p resolutions. Seems that the higher res units are only online now. I'll go with the higher res unit then.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #8
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just got an AOC LED 12757FH 27" computer monitor myself due to failing eyesight.... what a gem it is.

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