DigiTimes reports more and more people are using large-screen computer monitors as a second TV option in homes:
Such large-screen flat panel TVs offer full HD specifications (1920×1200), targeting either professionals who are less sensitive to prices compared to smaller models, or consumers who are considering buying extra TVs for their homes.
Prices for the 24-inch-and-larger monitor segment will only account for 2-3% of the LCD monitor market, offering little incentive for panel makers to ramp up their production for the segment, the research group said. As of June 2006, the price difference between 24-inch windscreen and 22-inch widescreen panels was about US$182, a big gap which prevented demand for the larger segment from picking up sharply.
But 24-inch-and-larger monitors are attracting users with various functions comparable to TVs, such as HDMI ports, fast response time, high contrast ratios, high luminance and wide viewing angles, apart from full HD.
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Re: Large LCD displays becoming second TV option in homes by Anonymous on Sunday, July 29 2007 @ 00:51:46 CEST
I purchased a 32" LCD Veiwsonic with heaps of I/p's and O/p's but with only an analogue tuner for $850 plus delivery. The price cannot currently be equalled by any TV of the same size. The tuner wasn't a problem as I already had a PVR with a 180Gb. HDD with turns in a really good SD picture. Very happy with this puchase.