Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD monitors/TVs?
February 15, 2008 6:42 AM Subscribe
Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD televisions and monitors? Alternatively, suggest a good LCD television or monitor.
posted by odinsdream to Technology (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I do not have cable. I currently use a standard CRT television with coaxial input hooked up to a DVD player, a computer, and a VCR. All of those get routed through a receiver whose output is then sent through a modulator before going to the TV.
I'd like to replace this with an LCD monitor or an LCD television. I'm leaning more towards a "computer" monitor since I don't need speakers and would be mostly viewing things sent from the computer. Getting an actual television would give me the tuner input, which would be nice, but here's where I have some questions.
Almost every LCD television I've seen in person has horrible picture quality. I'm not sure why - but it looks like there are severe differences in software or hardware that does the scaling and rendering in the TV when showing something from the tuner input.
What I can find online only goes as far as telling me which inputs a product has and other technical specifications. Most sites don't have anything about picture quality. Is there a site like dpreview for LCD monitors that would help me pick the correct model by providing actual metrics related to picture quality?
Also, should I look into getting something with a digital tuner in preparation for the nationwide move away from analog broadcast signals?