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Old 09-15-2008, 12:15 AM
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Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

I want a big Monitor.

The notion has popped into my mind that maybe I ought to look at these HDTV monitors that are out here.

Does anyone know if you can calibrate either the Plasma or the LCD big screens?

I would like to use something about 1920x1080 at least and I think the HD 1080p units would work; but can you calibrate them? I know they would make a great big monitor, however, we (all of us) do need color management.
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Old 09-15-2008, 12:45 PM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

if you can adjust the RGB levels and set a custom white and black point you should be able to get a decent calibration...
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:13 PM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

Calibration is not done the same way you do a monitor. It is basically visual, and you're calibrating the TV's internal graphic card, not your PC's graphic card. Of course, you can calibrate your PC's graphic card against the current settings on a TV. The whole process will work. But, it relies on you not changing the TV's settings after that. Of course, so does a monitor.

Why pay for all the extra electronics though; that is why a monitor is generally cheaper. The exception being those TV's that sell a lot of volume; they can be pretty cheap.

One big caveat is the resolution. At 1080, you're not even close to the resolution you may come to expect from a monitor at 1280 or higher.

The other is of course the light intensity (lumens). You will have to turn it down a bit if you plan on sitting close to it. Otherwise you stand to damage your eyes or incur some serious headaches. I would have to refresh my memory on the actual values. But, there are numerous studies on proper light intensity for a workstation vs your health. These are applied rigorously by architects to new buildings to avoid workplace complaints. Overhead lighting being the culprit. Look them up and ensure you don't overdo it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:14 AM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

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As I understand it the HD sets available now are 1920x1080 so res is not an issue. I want about a 30ish in. diagonal screen but I need it to be caleratable [sp]. Can I find this in today's HD units?

If not who can I ask who might know how it might be done? [ Here I am asking if anyone knows a site that might know that is not a photo site but maybe something other]. I don't know how to ask the makers of these units or I would.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:33 AM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

i almost did the same thing, but not all HD tv's have an interface for a computer
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:08 AM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

http://gadgets.softpedia.com/news/Ho...VI-451-01.html

This might help. Stick with lcds. Advice from a cable guy. Be careful for your eyes!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:12 AM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

I forgot, you can buy disks to self calibrate for $20. Consider if you move the TV to another room for example, you will have to recalibrate.
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:01 PM
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Re: Anyone have any knowledge about HDTV Monitors

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10166_7-6671448-1.html

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10166_7-6206473-1.html
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