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Monitor or TV

by larry hansen / March 22, 2008 5:02 PM PDT

Purchasing a Pioneer Plasma. Location forces the use of cable, any reason to purchase the "TV" function.

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by samkh / March 23, 2008 12:29 AM PDT
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provided the plasma has HDMI inputs.

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by Dan Filice / March 23, 2008 4:34 AM PDT
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A "professional" type monitor doesn't have the picture setting adjustments that we are all familiar with when using the standard TVs that are geared for home use. Some of these professional-type monitors are geared for people who make picture adjustments when using professional calibration equipment. If you are planning to buy a monitor-type of TV (not necessarily a bad idea), I would make sure that it has adjustments that are made via a standard-type of menu. And, you do bring up a good point: You will use cable. I'd bet the majority of people who use HDTVs use cable or satellite. When connected to these, we use specific inputs instead of the TV tuner. This makes the internal TV tuner obsolete. Most of use could all simply use a "monitor" instead of a TV.

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by Riverledge / March 23, 2008 7:43 AM PDT
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Best wishes,


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by dinox64 / March 23, 2008 10:47 AM PDT

I have a Panasonic Pro series and it has a slew of settings. An easy way to be sure is to do a search on the make and model you're thinking of getting. I couldn't ever think of a reason to need an internal tuner, especially after Feb. 09', they'll be rendered useless.

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