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Quick LCD Question

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by skiba, 17 Feb 2006.

  1. skiba


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,955

    Location: Singapore ExPat

    Are LCD the same as monitors in that a 17" TFT is bigger than a 17" CRT?

    So a 26" LCD would really be as big as my 28" CRT TV?

    doh, requesting this to be moved (grr, can someone else report this please)
    Last edited: 17 Feb 2006
  2. DaveyD

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    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Warwickshire

    Depends on how it's measured, a lot of the time a 19inch CRT Monitor is 18inch diagonal visible, wheras a 19inch TFT is usually 19inches diagonal visible.

    I think TVs are usually more accurate with measurements, but I'm not 100% sure.
  3. gord


    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 19,337

    Location: Midlands

    Best thing to do, go to the manufacturers website for the LCD your looking at and look at its specification.. it should give you viewable screen size, along with overall dimensions.