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Offline WallysWorld

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1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« on: September 07, 2013, 09:41:20 AM »
Thinking of replacing my 23" LED with a 27" because it's getting harder to read the small print with my eyes aging. Does anyone use a 16:9 27" monitor?

I've read that the graphics won't look quite as sharp as on smaller monitors at the same resolution due to the larger size monitor and the same number of pixels. I would like to go to 27", but not at the expense of larger pixels making for poorer graphics.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2013, 12:12:23 PM »
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2013, 12:29:57 PM »
Are you hooked up to the TV through VGA, DVI or HDMI?
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 12:21:29 AM »
Rather than a a 27" monitor, you might consider a 32" or larger 1080p television instead.

Earlier this year upgraded from a 23" monitor to a 46" LED TV.  Couldn't tell much difference in quality from the monitor at 1920x1080, other than items being larger on the TV.  Shop around and get a display with the fastest response rate >6ms if possible.   

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 01:50:31 AM »
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 09:12:04 AM »
Isn't a 46" a little big for just three feet away? I'm sitting about two and a half feet away and I think anything bigger than a 27" is too big from that distance.
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 07:14:31 PM »
he's going for the home grown IMAX experience.
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2013, 07:55:19 AM »
Thinking of replacing my 23" LED with a 27" because it's getting harder to read the small print with my eyes aging. Does anyone use a 16:9 27" monitor?

I've read that the graphics won't look quite as sharp as on smaller monitors at the same resolution due to the larger size monitor and the same number of pixels. I would like to go to 27", but not at the expense of larger pixels making for poorer graphics.
I'm not the only one then. I was thinking of getter a bigger screen for the same reasons.
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 01:30:00 PM »
I sit about 2 to 2.5 feet from my monitor so I'm also thinking that 27" might be too big from that short distance.
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 02:44:27 AM »
You get used to it. Im at arm's length on a 42". Very immersive.
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Re: 1920x1080 on a 27" LED?
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2013, 01:00:37 PM »
After much debate (and headaches!) and after staring at a 27" beside a 24" at the store, I've decided to get a 25" instead. The picture on the 27" at 1920x1080 just didn't look as clear as on the 24". For $300 more, I could have gotten a 2560x1440 27", but my 660 Ti probably couldn't keep up with some games at the highest graphic settings.

The Asus 25" looks great with no light bleeding at all. A good improvement from my 23". The 25" are getting to be pretty rare.

Many thanks for all of the replies.
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