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Old February 5, 2009, 01:23 PM
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here's my TV:

Hitachi 46F510 Hitachi 46F510 - 46" rear projection TV specs and HDTV Set specifications - CNET Reviews

I tried to use my TV as monitor for playing games and surfing the WEB.

I hooked the DVI cable from my old 8600GT to my TV input (DVI)

At every resolution ( except maybe 800x600 ) I couldn't see the text from the web browser and the picture was really blurrish* and dark.

Can I do something for the quality of the picture or my TV can't support high quality images for the PC?

Please let me know,

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Old February 5, 2009, 06:53 PM
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I don't think rear projection TV's are really "made" for being a PC monitor. And that looks like a pretty old model too seeing that it lacks 1080p and HDMI...
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Old February 5, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Yeah- i'd say that the TV is the problem
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Old February 6, 2009, 04:54 AM
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Only thing you can do is lower the resolution as low as possible. TV i definitely your problem. Will be fine for most things except text
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Old February 6, 2009, 06:39 AM
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Thanks for your reply guys! I wasn't comparing a LCD vs my TV.. but I would expect more from it :( too bad I will have to ask my baby to break the plexiglass HAHAHAHA j/k
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