HDTVs as monitors

Has anyone tried using a decent LCD HDTV as a primary monitor? I'm thinking of something like this a 32" 1080p (1920x1080) display. An HDMI to DVI cable should allow me to output to something like that, but I'm wondering what to expect in terms of picture quality and any potential eyestrain issues.

One downside that I can already see with this - if I were to use it as my primary monitor I'd have to replace my desk. The desk just isn't big enough.


he desk just isn't big enough.

This doesn't matter. All you have to do is move the desk some distance away from the wall, and then wall-mount the LCD. It's really the only way to go anyway.

Somehow I suspect that my landlord wouldn't be too enthusiastic about wall-mounting.