So many of you guys know that I recently made a nice tower computer for myself. I was using a fairly large 22"+ (as a note of caution I'm not positive that I know how to measure screen diagonals very well) that was my friend's but he has recently asked for it back which forced me to start using a small like 14" monitor.
So my question is this: does it make any sense to hit two birds with one stone and get an HDTV (not sure if I'd like plasma or LCD/LED yet) that could double as a computer monitor?
Do HDTV's (either 720 or 1080pi) have as high resolution as, say, a large (ie 22"+) computer monitor would? Because I was browsing some plasma's and LED's online and it appears that although they are *bigger* they don't necessarily have a much higher native resolution. For instance some of the 46" HDTV's I am looking at seem to have resolutions around 1920x1080 which seems kinda weird to me because that means that they have diagonals that are twice the size of even big computer monitors but only have just a little bit more resolution than say a 22" computer monitor would have...
But maybe those resolutions are kinda maxed out and they assume if you're sitting 6-10 feet away that the eyes can't see much better than that anyway? And maybe that's how they keep costs down for something of that size instead of having runaway resolution and consequently runaway costs?
Has anyone here used an HDTV as their monitor before? If so then what advice would you give me?
PS Price range is anywhere between $200-$1300