Soon you won’t need the TV-out that comes on most graphics cards today, you will be using your TV as your main monitor.   LCD’s, DLP and plasma TV’s will soon be taking over the monitor market, why play on a 19″ screen when you can do it on a 42″?  Mind you, there may well be many 3 way fights over getting control of the TV, between the movie fan, the console gamer and the PC gamer … but maybe not the spreadsheet maker.

“Now, more than a few months into the time of LCD dominance in the computer market, flat panel televisions are becoming more accessible to consumers than ever before. Just as LCD computer monitors made rapid inroads into the market in the late 90s, the shift it starting to be made in televisions as well. This situation is no surprise though, for a few years now consumers have seen prohibitively expensive flat panel televisions in stores, bars, and in the homes celebrities and wanted to have their own. The picture quality and dimensions of flat screen televisions have landed them on almost every consumer’s wish list. With computers and televisions using flat panel technology (normally LCD, but plasma as well), it is becoming clear that the two products are on a collision course. The growing similarities between LCD televisions and displays coupled with the increasing interactivity between computers and the home theater has made this practically an inevitability.”

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