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Old November 15, 2011, 06:42 AM
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hi im buying a powercolor 6950 2GB and i was wondering would i only need a hdmi cable to use my tv as a monitor???

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Old November 15, 2011, 07:22 AM
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as long as the card you're buying has an HDMI port, or a dvi-hdmi adapter, then yes that's all you need.
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Old November 15, 2011, 08:55 AM
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as long as you can interface with it, you can.
but TVs are not designed for use with a computer. reading text is a pain on TVs. but if you are going to use it as a secondary monitor for movies/gaming then it would fill its need nicely.
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Old November 15, 2011, 09:59 AM
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as long as you can interface with it, you can.
but TVs are not designed for use with a computer. reading text is a pain on TVs. but if you are going to use it as a secondary monitor for movies/gaming then it would fill its need nicely.
im using it for gaming... skyrim and battlefield 3 mostly.

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Old November 15, 2011, 10:57 PM
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The brightness if you sit up close, is going to kill your eyes.
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Old November 16, 2011, 12:57 AM
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The brightness if you sit up close, is going to kill your eyes.
say what? No issue there, 5+ years on large displays, 50" or more, from 10' away : no issues whatsoever. Just one tip : don't max the resolution , I was keeping it 1280x720 in order to make the icons and text easier to read, but with Firefox once you hit Ctrl+ a few times text will enlarge at acceptable levels.
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Old November 16, 2011, 06:33 AM
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as long as you can interface with it, you can.
but TVs are not designed for use with a computer. reading text is a pain on TVs. but if you are going to use it as a secondary monitor for movies/gaming then it would fill its need nicely.
Say what? I'm using a tv as a monitor and the text is no different than using a actual pc monitor. Welcome to 1080p monitors.

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The brightness if you sit up close, is going to kill your eyes.
Uh... that is just ludacris.
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Old November 16, 2011, 07:08 PM
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Say what? I'm using a tv as a monitor and the text is no different than using a actual pc monitor. Welcome to 1080p monitors.



Uh... that is just ludacris.
In what way? Large LCD TVs are meant to be viewed at a distance and their range for brightness is limited.

Hey, whatever works for you!
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Old November 16, 2011, 08:41 PM
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In what way? Large LCD TVs are meant to be viewed at a distance and their range for brightness is limited.

Hey, whatever works for you!
I'm sitting about 6' from my tv and it causes me no issues whatsoever.

Sitting 2' from a 46" tv is just being dumb.

Everyone knows that if you go bigger you need to sit further back.
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Old November 16, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Say what? I'm using a tv as a monitor and the text is no different than using a actual pc monitor. Welcome to 1080p monitors.
oh, what I've seen is that they are pretty terrible for use as a monitor. they use a couple of them as a secondary monitor at my school. it's about 50 inch, 1080P, and I'm viewing it from about 10-15 feet and it's still noticeable that it's a little fuzzier. might be the settings used, or the make/model.
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