I use a Microsoft Wireless Optical Tilt Wheel Mouse 2.0, and I just
walked 23 feet from my laptop...the mouse worked perfectly from that
distance. I found specs that said it worked well anywhere from 6 to
10 feet away but I more than doubled the greatest reported distance
and still it worked perfectly. Its wireless USB adaptor is a pod unit
"Smart Receiver" with a 2 ft. cord from the laptop so it may be placed
alongside the TV unit or CPU unit to facilitate an even greater
distance. I purchased it from Best Buy.
See the mouse at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=005
Regarding mouse distance review:
"The Bluetooth products also had the longest range. Both Bluetooth
mice worked at distances of more than 30 feet, while the best RF
mouse, the Logitech, stopped receiving signals at a distance of just
more than 13 feet. The other RF mice all had effective ranges of less
than 10 feet. The Macally mouse had the shortest range, about 5 feet,
followed closely by the Microsoft mouse, at 6, and the Ken-sington
mouse, at 8. All the mice performed well when barrier objects, such as
a stack of books, were placed between the mice and their receivers."
This 50" TV is advertised as being used for a computer screen:
Price $1,998.90 (reg. price advertised as $3,057.60)
"PC Display Capability (VGA, SVGA, and XGA) The Panasonic Multimedia
Projection Display is the ideal centerpiece for a media room, since it
can be used as a computer monitor for large-screen multimedia
applications...DVI with HDCP Connectivity DVI is a high-performance
interfacing solution for high-resolution digital displays, such as
this Panasonic LCD Multimedia Projection Display. It provides an
enhanced visual experience versus analog technology (such as VGA), and
enables the transmission of streaming digital video signals from a
personal computer to a television monitor. HDCP is a specification
developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital entertainment
content across the DVI interface."
Also see these models:
Model: Sony PFM 50C1 Plasma Television
Description: 50-inch EDTV Plasma Display, Widescreen 16:9 Format
Resolution: 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
"Using a computer input to the Sony units' 15pin VGA input is a
pleasure, especially in XGA (1024X768) format. This unit is a great
value in the market for XGA presentation. The fixed pixel structure of
1365X768 matches up extremely well with 1024X768 computer resolution.
Text images, through such software as PowerPoint, display very nicely
as do graphics and video games."
Samsung HL-P5085W 50" Widescreen HD-Ready DLP Television with PC Input
JVC PD-50X795 50-IN HDTV Plasma Television and PC Input
Panasonic TH-50PX20U/P 50" HDTV-Ready Flat Panel Plasma
"You can also connect it to your computer to serve as a monitor. It
offers resolution of up to 1,366 x 768 pixels (with a pixel pitch, or
spacing, of 0.81 x 0.81 millimeters) and an anti-reflective coating
that reduces glare. The motion-adaptive 3D Y/C digital comb filter
further increases brightness and clarity."
PIONEER - PDP-5040HD 50-IN HDTV PureVisionTM Plasma Television and PC Input
Mitsubishi PD-5030 50" Plasma Television
PC Input - UXGA Compatible
OTHER INFO THAT MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE
DLP Television Vs. LCD Television
"COMPUTER USE - Both display technologies can be used with a computer.
Neither LCD monitors nor DLP TV's will succumb to the problem of image
persistence, which is certainly a concern when displaying static data
and graphs (like the Excel spreadsheets, etc.). One will just have to
that verify that the television has PC compatible inputs because not
all displays will have a computer compatible input. *Advantage: Draw.
If you need a display to double as a monitor and television, verify
that it has a PC-compatible input through either VGA or DVI."
A consumer post at a forum:
"...I do have a 50" DLP HDTV (res. 1280x720) that has a DVI connector.
I connected my PC via DVI and RGB to the 50" DLP HDTV and got a
different set of display problems. The good news is that both
connections (DVI & RGB) gave the same results. The picture on the
desktop was clear & stable as well as the task bar at the bottom of
the Window's screen. What was strange is that the application Icons
were flashing on & off. Some flashed very quickly and others a lot
slower. Tried different settings, but no luck. Also tried "PowerStrip"
on the 26" LCD HDTV and still unable to solution the problem. At this
point, I am thinking on returning the Radeon 9600 graphics card and
switching back to the intergrated video (Nvidia chipset) with a RGB
connection to the HDTV, which works on both HDTVs."
"If you are planning to use your LCD TV as both a television and
computer monitor, make sure the unit your are considering does have
VGA or other connection options designed for PC use."
"...most people I have seen connecting their display to a PC with the
Radeon use this adapter and the component inputs to the display. [The
link is] http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=2537967 "
(I recommend you peruse that entire thread.)
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