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    hmm maybe regreting buying a lcd t.v. to do painting

    Yarg so i got this LCD TV today thinking oh sweet im going to start painting on this large screen so i dont have to zoom in and out but the resolutions not as good as i thought it would be. Some colors at different values even look the exact same ....
    hmm maybe regreting buying a lcd t.v. to do painting
    What do you guys think should i take it back and just go for like a larger monitor??? I mean i do want the ability to have two monitors to have more space on one monitor to paint. Please let me know what you know before its to late !!!!
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    Buy an actual monitor. TV's are usually lower resolution than monitors and have poorer colors.

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    Personally I would never use a TV for art work. You save money but won't find the clarity, resolution, and accuracy of a proper computer display. Return it and get a 24" or 30" Dell or Apple. The Dell 24" widescreen displays are cheap and work great.

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    Thanks guys i realized right after i posted this thread that if i wasnt happy with the this enough to have thrown a thread up to ask then its not for me so i just packed it up and am taking it back now. I think ill run over to circuit city and try and see if they have any good priced monitors over there that would be more fitting. Thanks alot
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    So i took that back and happend to get extremly lucky. I stoped by ABC warehouse and they had this 24 inch hdtv monitor for 259.99 and i talked to the guy working and seince it was on display for 5 months i asked him to knock it down to 200 dollars considering i was buying the 2 year warranty and his manager said ok so i saved my self 100 dollars for 2 inches difference. Thanks alot phoric if it wasnt for your post i wouldnt have considered calling my friend about a dell store and him hinting me to abc warehouse.

    So my new set up.
    hmm maybe regreting buying a lcd t.v. to do painting
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranciscoShreds View Post
    Buy an actual monitor. TV's are usually lower resolution than monitors and have poorer colors.
    Yes, even a very good TV resolution is likely to suck compared to a 5 year old monitor.

    Not so sure about colour though, my HD telly stomps mine and all my friends monitors as far as colour fidelity goes. (Or more likely I just spent more time setting it up properly.)

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