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post #1 of 3 Old 12-12-2007, 01:40 PM - Thread Starter
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I recently purchased a Panasonic PX75U that was too cheap to pass up but I have a bit of a dilemma; I need this display to function as both a television (mostly for use w/ an Xbox360 / Wii / PS3) and a computer monitor (downloaded broadcasts / movies, medium internet use, medium PC gaming use). I am currently using an Olevia 32" LCD 1080i display (olevia.com/products/specs.aspx?pid=332H) and would replace it with the aforementioned Panny plasma. Would the plasma be a better choice for a display, or should i return it and continue to use my Olevia? Would an Insignia 1080P LCD be a better option than either of these two? (insignia-products.com/pc-308-1-insignia-42-1080p-flat-panel-lcd-hdtv.aspx) [Changing to the Insignia would cost me an additional $50]

My general usage time would breakdown as follows:
4 hours of computer use (Internet / Gaming)
2-3 hours of console gaming
1-2 hours of television use (Both broadcast and via PC)

I searched earlier for threads pertaining to Plasmas as computer monitors but I felt this warranted a new discussion because I have particular products in mind. Thanks in advance for any advice you may have.
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This unit the panny has a pixel shifter. no pc input but you cn use dvi to hdmi. just make sure that you break in the tv before you start using the pc on it.
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This is about the only situation in which I would get an LCD. I have a plasma that I use for all of those things you describe, but I do not do a whole lot of web browsing. The plasma is great for HTPC functions and playing games, but for web browser and desktop use...... I would get a 1080p LCD. 1366x768 is just too low of a resolution for that, and add to that that you most likely will have to feed the TV 720p, not 1366x768. A 1080p screen is more likely to do 1:1 pixel matching that you would want for text. Plus I get some heavy image retention if I am in firefox for very long. It goes away, but its not something you want to have to look at all the time.
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