I am looking for a conference room television and would like to use it for doing interactive AutoCAD sessions. Are there any types of TV's that work better for straight line display? LCD vs. Plasma? Would HD help, hurt, or not make a difference? I do not need a fast refresh rate that is often sought after for regular television watching, as I will never use it for more than presentations and a sporadic video conference call.
Thanks in advance,
I have a 32" Sharp Aquos that I use for my primary monitor and am extremely happy with the purchase.
DVI ouput is what was available when I first went to a TV type monitor 7 years ago. Now it is all HDMI. There are DVI to HDMI patch cords available if you need this.
I would not recommend an analog (VGA) output to this type setup.
HD is going to be standard on these sets.
Windows XP and your PC are the only thing holding you back: does your video card have HDMI output? That's what you need, but I would not waste money on a new video card with your old PC (unless it is real new but you chose to use XP).
Then you can buy whatever HD TV you want from any source you want.
Otherwise, your output is going to be terrible on the beautiful display you purchase.
Best Television for CAD: The one that lets you watch Hogan's Heroes in Hi-Def.
Now that's what I'm talking about!
BTW - I don't believe my CAD viewing is being held back by the XP OS.