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EffectsBetw LCD TV/ComputerMonitor, GraphicsCard & SoundCard

by tracyj13 / March 1, 2011 5:45 AM PST

Are LCD TV's so great that when used for a monitor for a computer, do I still need a good graphics card in the computer to have high speed use of my images? Do I still need good external speakers and a good sound card to get the most from a LCDTV/Computer monitor, Cable TV, PC System?

I plan to edit pictures, edit video and do engineering modelling work (the processing kind that makes a graph). I also plan to use the LCD TV as cable tv monitor attached to a VCR/DVD player. I also would like to copy tv programs on my computer hard drive. What do I need to do this?

Do I need a good sound card? Would I put sound out of the TV or do I need a good sound card and good speakers? I am not sure how advances have changed things.

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Good questions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 5:57 AM PST

When I answer with "BARCO MONITORS", "Pantone Color calibration" and more I discover that many are not ready for the costs for professional gear.

At the very least I suggest you get a Pantone Huey so your colors are properly set.

As to the sound card, Creative Labs still is a winner but now you could hook up with HDMI and let the sound be decoded on some home theater system.

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by tracyj13 / March 1, 2011 7:49 AM PST
In reply to: Good questions.

Yes, a little large and out of price range but helps anyway.

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About the video "card"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2011 10:55 AM PST

My best HDTV HDMI connected laptop I use a lot is a simple Lenovo y530. It's video is the Intel 4500MHD and no slouch at video play or photo editing. I would not play a video game on it.

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