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If you clicked on this article you're most likely a serious tech nerd (good on you!) or you're actually in the market for a new display for your computer and are wondering if there is actually a difference between a TV and a monitor and probably want to find out if a TV is a good substitute for a computer display...but is it?

Well, in modern times, connecting a TV to a computer is no sweat at all and uses pretty much the same connector to that of a dedicated computer monitor. But when deciding which one is best for you, you have to take into account what the purpose of doing it is for you personally.

If you are a graphic designer, photographer or video editor, then you probably favour colour accuracy and sharpness over pretty much anything else, and TVs are not particularly good at this. Furthermore, the pixel density in a TV is not nearly as good as that of a monitor, so your viewing distance needs to be drastically increased and lastly, the display delay is much longer on a TV in comparison to a computer monitor as well.

However, TVs offer a far larger display for a significantly lower price than that of a monitor, and usually offer far better contrast and dynamic range.

Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Tech Quickie on What's The Difference Between A Monitor And A TV?

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