TV as a monitor?
February 5, 2008 5:29 PM Subscribe
Will I be dissapointed by using my television as a monitor?
posted by bradth27 to computers & internet (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a cheap Dell Dimension 2400 with a VGA output for my monitor. I also have a Vizio W32L HDTV, and would like to use it as a monitor.
Why? Well, I am thinking about Netflix's "unlimited downloading" for movies at 8.99 a month, and am wondering if I could simply run a VGA cable to my tv and watch them in my living room. ( I would be running a fairly long VGA cable through the attic.) My television has instructions on hooking up a computer to the television, and states that "for best quality, please place TV timing mode" to VESA 1366x768 at 60Hz."
Looking at the video properties of my Dell, I can only adjust the settings to 1024x768.
So, spending 50 bucks on a long VGA cable - will it be worth it? What will my video quality look like? Will movies be okay on my television?