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Old June 10th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #1
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Panasonic Plasma for computer / editing use?

If someone having experience with plasma tevevision could advise, that would be awesome.

I'm looking at either a Toshiba 42" LCD (which is clearly PC friendly according to the user manual) OR a Panasonic 42" Plasma TV (model TH-42PZ80U) which is a 1080P model. The problem: is it PC friendly? It has HDMI connectivity, but from what someone said, it will support video only. If I connect my PC to the TV it may not work for using as a monitor since it doesn't support RGB, or so I'm told. I'm getting confused.

Is there a way to get this to work as a PC monitor? I do see that some Panasonic models mention PC connectivity. Any help would be appeciated!

Thanks . . .

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Old June 10th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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I've plugged my MacBookPro DVI output into the HDMI input of my Sony Bravia 52" 1920x1080 with a DVI->HDMI converter cable. It was difficult to get the MacBookPro to fill the screen unless I put it in dual screen mode.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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LCD may be better as a PC Monitor. If you have the monitor on a desk and sitting close to the screen, say 2 ft away, LCD will look better & sharper. The Pixels on Plasma are bigger and meant to be seen from a distance. Which is why most plasmas are not PC friendly.

Just go to your store and stand 2 ft away from a Plasma and LCD screen and you'll see the difference!
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