Issue: Hello. I am looking in getting another monitor for my desktop computer. My desktop computer is custom made (ASUS P5Q - standard /regular version of the P5Q series) computer. I currently have a 19 inch Samsung SyncMaster930B monitor. I have been shopping around and I found a Philips 19 inch Class LED-LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV that has a PC input that you can connect your TV to a computer by a VGA cable and use the TV as a PC monitor. It sounds great to me. I have a XFX ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card that has Full DirectX 11 support, ATI Eyefinity Technology Support, PCI Express 2.1, 1080p Full HD, display port, HDMI, 7.1 HD surround sound, 1 GB GDDR5.Here is a weblink of my graphics card on Newegg.com since XFX does not do a very good job describing this graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150467
I have Windows 7 64-bit operating system.
I had to provide as much details as I possibly can to you since I KNOW HAVE TO KNOW this. Now, this raises some questions I need to ask you.
1. I am looking to get two useful functions instead of one by buying an computer compatible LED-LCD TV: (1) a monitor and (2) a LED-LCD ‘INSTEAD’ of buying ‘JUST’ a computer monitor. (a) What do you think of getting a combination of two useful functions instead of just a computer monitor? (b) Are there any benefits/advantages of having a combination TV and computer monitor in one or not? (c) What are the disadvantages? (d) Any suggestions you can add?
2. (a) If I was looking at another similar small 19-22 inch LED-LCD TV that offers 1080p and not 720p, what more would I gain (what benefits) or disadvantages with a 1080p LED-LCD TV over a 720p LED-LCD TV FROM THE PERSPECTIVE FOR COMPUTER USAGE? (b) What disadvantages (or advantages) do I have with a 720p LED-LCD TV over a 1080p LED-LCD TV?
3. I have been finding that most of these LED-LCD TV that has a PC input that you can connect your TV to a computer – usually by a VGA type connection I am finding when I am looking at the smaller LED-LCD TVs. My XFX Radeon HD 5670 graphics card supports ATI Eyefinity technology supporting up to three monitors. Again, here is a weblink of my graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150467
The graphics card has three port connections: (1) HDMI, (1) DisplayPort, (1) DVI per the weblink. I am currently using the DVI port to my current computer monitor I stated above with a DVI cable in digital signal. (a) How would I connect to a LED-LCD TV that offers a VGA connection type now from either the remaining graphics card connections (Yes, no VGA port connection on my graphics card)? (b) Is there some possible adapter I can use? Can you tell me or provide me a weblink to such an adapter? (c) Can you suggest something better that I can do like looking into a different LED-LCD TV or can I make this arrangement work?