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Old 10-12-07, 11:31 PM
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Anyone use a plasma TV screen for a desktop monitor?

Time to consider upgrading from these dual 21" boat anchors.

I am thinking of getting the 42" panny plasma from Costco and driving it with a dual DVI card. My concern is that it is 1024 x 768 and I worry that this is too low a resolution for desktop monitor use.

My other option is to get dual 24" DELL LCDs... or three of them. But the plasma works better for me for trade show use.

Thoughts?
Old 10-12-07, 11:37 PM
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Too low a resolution. That's equivalent to a 15" monitor. But at least you can sit really far away.
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Have you thought about getting a 1080p HDTV? Cost more, of course. How much are those 42" 1080p plasmas, anyway.
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I'd be concerned about burn-in. Over time, things on the screen that don't change, such as the start button and taskbar, could stay on there. Temporary image retention could also be annoying, considering that a lot of the screen can stay static for several minutes at a time (unlike video that generally changes constantly).

Also, if you get one with a stretched 1024x768 resolution, you may have some trouble getting the computer to output that without distortion.
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A 40" range LCD might be a better option.
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Good point about the burn-in. This will more than likely happen if an OS's desktop or anything static is going to be shown for a long period of time. Maybe LCD is the better answer...
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Want to really blow them away at a trade show? Check this out:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10267163
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I use my 37" LCD as my desktop monitor. Icons do look a bit large at 1024 x 768 but it gets the job done. I pretty much only use it for internet and photoshop though.
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LCD looks much better for pc use than plasma.

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