Can I use HDTVs as computer monitors?

Episode 924 (1:54:56)

Chuck from Monarch Beach, CA

Chuck would like to have more real estate and is thinking of getting huge HDTVs instead of computer monitors.

Leo says he wouldn't want to do this because a TV actually has a much lower resolution, and therefore less screen real estate than a computer monitor. He'd be better off using several computer monitors. When we get 4K HDTVs, however, it will be high enough resolution to use that way. The problem is, those TVs would cost about $50,000, so it still might not be such a great solution.