Re: Distributed TV and Internet?
- From: Wes Newell <w.newell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2008 00:10:16 +0000 (UTC)
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:58:34 -0500, me wrote:
Wes Newell <w.newell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:720P sets have a resolution of 1366 x 768. I guess you're too young to
2. Would using small wall mounted LCD TV's work as monitors cause theyYes.
already have built in audio amp and speakers.
Ok on using LCD TV above.
BUT will 720p LCD units suffice for Internet use and computer use? Will
that resolution allow me to see the desktop clearly setting back from
big TV such as 32" size?
Or...should I go for 1280p TV for extra resolution again for computer
I know 720p is entirely adequate for TV watching but wonder if adequate
for computer use?
remember CGA and earlier res. 1366x768 is more than enough for a computer
monitor. A 1080P monitor won't make one bit of difference unless you are
doing cad or something that requires hi-res. General computer/internet use
is geared to 1024x768.
Again I'm attracted to using LCD TV's as they already have built inIt's going to require something at the Tv unless you do your own
speakers and spare tuners and such. Neater package than reg computer
monitors where speakers will be stand alone, etc.
3. Can I distribute this stuff to each TV without a computer at eachNo. This is a tricky question. You will need a computer or some kind of
Maybe some kind of black box only at each TV to hook the Ethernet
box to receive the video/audio data file and convert it to a video
format the TV will accept.
I see. So pretty much its going to require a computer of some sort at
broacasting with a modulator and broadcast over ATSC or NTSC (SD only).
I guess what I want doesn't really exist yet. I want a big LCD basedI don't know if it exist or not, but you really wouldn't want one if it
monitor with computer and DTV tuner all built inside such that the whole
dang unit can be hung on the wall! I really don't want a separate "box"
or computer with its cables and other clutter.
did. Just think about it.
I do guess its entirely possible to use the small form factor desktopBesides costing 2 times what I'd spend on a frontend, I'm not even sure if
computers at each TV for front end? see link
it's capable of HD.
What I envision is a reg mini tower desktop at the main front room TV.Souns reasonable.
This mini tower will have plenty of room, slots, optical drive, etc for
tuners and such
But at the other TV's such as in bedroom and kitchen I would like itIf you watch DVD's, you'll want a DVD drive in each box. Otherwise, all
either built into the TV or a small "box" like computer in link above.
The computer in link above does NOT have optical drive, etc. Don't need
it as will have one in main BIG computer.
you need is a MB/cpu/ram with capable built in video/sound/nic, and case
of your choice along with remote. With careful shopping, shouldn't cost
more than $100 for everything except the case. And you can speed $25-$200
on a case. Personally, I like the $25 ones. I don't watch the case.:-)
also, I'm afraid everything will have to be Windows based as I still
need to use the main computer as general purpose computer for Windows
apps I have.
I've never used windows here at home. You don't have to use windows, you
just want to. Your choice.
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