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Is there such a thing as a 1080p/i TV thats 26-30 inches? All I see is 720p. Whats up with that.


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you can't see the difference in a screen that size from viewing distance.
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I believe Sharp has the smallest 1080p that I have seen, it's a 32". I've seen a few other cheapo's advertised as 1080, but I believe they are just referring to what the TV will display, not the screen's native resolution. And yes, if you are close you should be able to tell the difference, just probably not 10' away though.
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is the sharp 1080p 32inchers better than any Sony 32 inch 720p? What a pain
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Better? What do you mean by that?

I bought a Sharp 32" 1080p because I wanted to also use it as a computer monitor.

It's really a question only you can answer based on your needs. Figure them out.
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IMO contrast ratio is more important than resolution, at least in a smaller set. I guess I would personally prefer Panasonic or Sony, but my uncle bought the Sharp because he just had to have the 1080 thing because he thought it would be better. He likes his, but I would like to see it side by side with my 720p 32" Panny. They both seem quite good, but again it's hard to say unless they are side by side. The Sharp certainly didn't seem to lack anything.
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I need it for a bedroom TV, but I want the best picture. Thats the question about the 1080 vs the 720

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That's where my uncle bought his for, and he really likes it. Again I think if you really want the 1080, the Sharp is the only current model available in a size that small. I've read of computer monitors with this resolution, even smaller than the Sharp, but they would not have the tuner, maybe remote, and possibly not an analog input, if any of those matter to you, which I would think the tuner and remote would, the computer monitors wouldn't work. Oh I suppose you could use a external tuner, one with possibly a HDMI out to hook to the monitor, if it had a HDMI in, but you're talking about a bedroom, not a media room.
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There are LCD monitors which can be used as a TV such as Dell's 2707WFP which is a 27" 1920x1200 pixel panel with DVI/HDCP, VGA, component, s-video, and composite connections:

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=222-7315

The Hanns*G HG281DPB is a 28" 1920x1200 pixel panel with an HDMI connection.

The Viewsonic VX2835WM is another 28" 1920x1200 pixel LCD monitor that has HDMI, DVI, VGA, component, s-video, and composite inputs:

http://www.viewsonic.com/products/de...ries/vx2835wm/
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If you are going to use a computer monitor as a TV, you must remember the aspect ratio is 16:10, not 16:9. Things will be stretched.

On a 20-30 inch TV, you do not need 1080p.
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If you are going to use a computer monitor as a TV, you must remember the aspect ratio is 16:10, not 16:9. Things will be stretched.

On a 20-30 inch TV, you do not need 1080p.

These monitors can display 1920x1080 w/ small black bars on top and bottom.
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I own 2 19" HD LCD TV's. They both have the small black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. If I use a setting on the tv the bars go away, but then some of the sides are cropped off. They were advertised as 16X9, but from your description it sounds like maybe they are 16X10. They can be used for computer monitors, but they are basically a HD TV, w/computer inputs. I always attributed the cropping to the fact that they were 19" instead of the customary 20" that LCD's seem to be. What do you think, could they be 16X10 instead of 16X9 like they were advertised? They are Insignia which is BB's house brand.
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I never wanted it for a computer monitor. Just a TV.
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Then IMO I would just look for a 720p and not worry about the 1080p. As some people have said, unless you are feet away from the screen, like if you were using it for a computer monitor, you will not notice any difference in the 720 vs 1080. This will give you many more choices for brands, models, other than just the Sharp.
Now if you're like my uncle, and just had to have the 1080 because, well just because. You could get the Sharp. As I've said before, he is quite happy with his. You really need to go to a store and look for yourself. Sears is nice, since it sells the Sharp, and Sony, Panasonic and many other brands. The only thing with store displays is you are dependent on there signal and the way they've setup each TV, which can really vary.
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Hows the Panny 32 inch LCD? Got great reviews sounds like the best to me.
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I really love mine, and not sure it's still on sale, but someone else just bought one for $699 at CC. Very good deal if you ask me. I think the PQ is tops, although I still would have liked to borrow my uncles Sharp 1080p to do a side by side, but from memory I don't think the Panny is lacking anything in PQ. Maybe for PC operation the extra resolution would be evident, but I don't have a PC hooked to mine.
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Would a 720p 26" be acceptable as a monitor? I am guessing the max resolution will be 1024 by 768 or 1366 by 768 widescreen but will that look bad on a screen that big (relative to computer monitors) and will the text look fuzzy?

Has anyone tried this?
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