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    Display/Monitor

    Any real difference between a PC monitor and a TV?

    I just need to connect a PC (HDMI) and use it for movies and annoying people on ASEAN Now.

    I don't need 65 inch. Currently using 40" but can go smaller if resolution is better as I could put it on a desk. (not so far away)
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    TVs are so cheap now go for a 65 inch UHD and stick it on the wall. Then use the desk for your feet and bucket of popcorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Any real difference between a PC monitor and a TV?
    Monitors don't have speakers built into them, which is probably for most people, the biggest difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Monitors don't have speakers built into them, which is probably for most people, the biggest difference.
    I don't know anybody that uses the inbuilt TV speakers.

    If he's using a PC then surely (I certainly hope) the PC audio output will be going into a proper sound system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I don't know anybody that uses the inbuilt TV speakers.
    We do now, but our living room isn't exactly spacious.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Monitors don't have speakers built into them, which is probably for most people, the biggest difference.
    Many Computer monitors do have built in speakers. I am presently using one. Monitor I mean, rarely the speakers. Have a nice surround setup with massive subwoofer. Usually even worse than TV speakers though.

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    TV's have a lower DPI (Even the 4K jobbies) making the text a bit fuzzy, mostly this concerns the entry to mid level TV's.

    Then there is the lag issues.


    For day to day browsing and watching youtubes though, they are fine.

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    Get a TV and a Roku Ultra
    Smart TVs are nice but they have too many proprietary preference and you are locked in to their hardware,
    Where with an external device , when it gets dated, you throw it out and buy a new smart device.
    anyway , you can cast your laptop to the TV wirelessly
    Great since I have a VPN on my laptop .
    For Win11 simply press the windows key and K.
    Of course , first enable your TV in the Roku system preferences first.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Get a TV and a Roku Ultra
    Smart TVs are nice but they have too many proprietary preference and you are locked in to their hardware,
    Where with an external device , when it gets dated, you throw it out and buy a new smart device.
    anyway , you can cast your laptop to the TV wirelessly
    Great since I have a VPN on my laptop .
    For Win11 simply press the windows key and K.
    Of course , first enable your TV in the Roku system preferences first.
    Roku.....

    Good grief. And you talk about locked into hardware.

    Get a Chromecast w/Google TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Roku.....

    Good grief. And you talk about locked into hardware.

    Get a Chromecast w/Google TV.
    Not familiar, does Chromecast not have hardware ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Not familiar, does Chromecast not have hardware ?
    Chromecast is Android TV and you can install pretty well what you want on it.

    Roku, like crApple, is their own, shitty ecosystem.

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