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  1. davidhk's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #1

    monitor vs tv


    A newbie question:
    I have been looking for either a monitor or a tv for my Intel Compute Stick which is running Win 10 Home.
    The screen size I have in mind is about 21-24 inch.

    As I was surfing for prices from various sites, i.e. Walmart, Amazon, Bestbuy, eBay etc, and it dawned on me that there is not much of price difference between a computer monitor and a tv of the same screen size.

    So, my question :
    A tv or an monitor ? What is better ? What is the difference ?
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #2

    For a compute stick?
    You won't be gaming or video editing(too little memory and graphics???? ).
    Get a TV, you'll have more options(like watching TV, connecting a dvd player and so on), when not computing, and it will be easier to calibrate the brightness, contrast and sharpness, for a better picture.
    If you go with a maximum 1080 screen I have some calibration software on my OneDrive I can link you, and you can visually calibrate it(as opposed to with a colorimeter).
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #3

    Cliff S said: View Post
    For a compute stick?
    You won't be gaming or video editing(too little memory and graphics???? ).
    Get a TV, you'll have more options(like watching TV, connecting a dvd player and so on), when not computing, and it will be easier to calibrate the brightness, contrast and sharpness, for a better picture.
    If you go with a maximum 1080 screen I have some calibration software on my OneDrive I can link you, and you can visually calibrate it(as opposed to with a colorimeter).
    It is used mainly for emailing, surfing the net.
    I might play a few games from Windows Store. No heavy duty type of games.
    Video editing ? Not likely. Might create a powerpoint presentation occasionally.

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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       17 Feb 2018 #4

    Thank you for the rep David:)

    I used my LG HDTV for the longest time, first with a low end ASUS laptop, then with an "off the shelf" Lenovo desktop, and had good enough graphics picture after I set everything up to my satisfaction(key word "my").
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  5. davidhk's Avatar
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       28 Feb 2018 #5

    As I am still looking for a reasonably priced TV for my Intel Compute Stick, I encountered another question.
    I had been googling for answer but I am no wiser than before.
    My question :
    What is the difference between a Roku Smart TV and a Smart TV ?
    So far I can Understand............
    The former is a tv with Roku already installed. Owner just has to activate it. Right ?
    The latter is..... what ?

    Thank you.
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