I tried this with 3 different Full HD TV's at the store today. Brought my laptop in, to test if I could use one of the smaller TV's as a computer monitor. A 32" model isn't that much bigger than the 27" computer monitors, so I figured I'd test how text looks on a 32" and a 37" screen.
Well, we couldn't get the TV to display the 1080p HDMI output from my laptop on a pixel for pixel basis. Even after one of the clerks figured out how to stretch the picture on one of the TV's (Samsung 32D6500, 3D capable), we were still about 2-3 pixels short from filling the screen, on each side.
You might say that's not that much to loose, but since this is digital and not analog, and there's a fixed number of pixels (1920x1080), the space lost is not the problem:
The problem is the fact that the TV is displaying 1920x1080 output from my computer using only ~1916x1066 pixels. This means a conversion takes place, with the TV recalculating and massively downgrading the original input.
The image quality is for the dogs. Text is a joke...
If anyone knows what the cause of this is, can link some place with info, or can tell me;
1) if this can be fixed with some special way of setting it up?
2) are there some brands / models that handle PC output the "right" way and other's don't?
3) is it an HDMI issue?
This was really only my first test of hooking up a laptop to a modern 3D capable LED TV. So far, not good, without even testing 3D yet...