Computer help forum: HDTV as a computer monitor: 720p vs 1080i

by: CharMac12.5 February 18, 2009 8:42 AM PST

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HDTV as a computer monitor: 720p vs 1080i

by CharMac12.5 - 2/18/09 8:42 AM

Hi there,

I've been thinking about constructing a media centre from my desktop PC and hooking it into an HDTV. I know there are lots of posts on doing this and I've been back and forth on the web and have yet to find a solid answer on my one burning question:

If I have a 720p 32" HDTV, will I be able to read the computer text (for example: internet browsing or iTunes, etc.)?

What about televisions advertised with a PC input? Would using VGA instead of DVI make a difference with this issue?

I've also considered getting a large monitor, but am worried about hooking up the wii.

Before you ask, I haven't settled on a video card yet... your responses will likely shape that happy

Thanks so much for your time. I'm definitely an amatuer, so I really appreciate any advice you could give me!
-Charlotte

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