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Cloud Striffe

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Basically my parents are stealing my TV and monitor to fix up an office for my dad. So I am trying to find a monitor that would work just as good for games as it does for tv and dvds. I am currently looking at this monitor from DELL

Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW 24-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor

But if anyone has a better deal than I am interested. My current budget is under 1000 so any help would be appriciated.
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The one you chose seems to be great and comes with great reviews :tazz:
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What about a cheaper one? Does anyone know of a 19in or 20in that has good response time? I'm looking for a good quality.
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Now here is a really big question. If I were to buy one of DELL's 26inch tv's, how would my setup be if I wanted to have remote control access to my tv but also be able to use my computer. This doesn't have to be at the same time mind you but I would like to use them as the same thing, a monitor and tv. Also is this a good idea or would I be better off getting a decent monitor and a decent tv seperate rather than getting an awesome tv that could possibly do both? Please help because I am trying to buy something in the near future.
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Well if you buy a lcd tv your pc will be on its AV channel and you should get your other channels as normal. If you have or will get a tv card for your pc you will get best of both as its one channel with a remote and it is tv and a pc. Pure monitors are generally cheaper and higher spec because they have more room inside the housing and fall into a cheaper tax bracket.

AAAAAH people ask questions i look for answers and i find more things i want to buy for my new rig i could cry if it hits the 1000 pound mark im gonna greet.

Edited by warriorscot, 23 June 2005 - 05:07 PM.

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The first one seems like it will be a good choice.

Edited by Metalive, 23 June 2005 - 05:25 PM.

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So warriorscot, how do you think the image would be on an lcd tv rather than on a monitor with a 12ms response?
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Well you will get a much better viewing angle but the response time isnt as good on televisions generally. But what you really want is maybe a cheap 19 inch with a 8ms response if you are into playing games and arent going to have lots of people watching movies or anyhting on your monitor. I think im going to get the samsung 913N at the moment for my new rig it might do you but the hyundai is better i just cant afford it myself.
For personal use as a TV i would say get a 19" monitor with an 8ms response they arent more expensive than alot of the 12ms response monitors either, if you want to watch a movie with friends though you would be better hooking your PC to a normal telly. Sorry if im confusin you, take a read of that tomshardware review on lcd monitors if you havent allready it was pretty good.
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Haha yea you kinda lost me. Are you saying get 1,19in 8ms response monitor and then get an 19in LCD tv cause that might work I was just thinking of combining but if you think that I would get better performance out of 2 seperate monitors then I will do that.
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No no, well if you really want to do that and have a dual monitor rig that would be cool and much fun. But what im saying you are better off with the monitor for games. I assume you have a big main family telly somewhere, if say you had a film on your pc and you wanted to watch it with some friends you would use that instead as the veiwing angles on a monitor arent as good as a tv, you followin this?

Although im startin to think how cool havin both would be ive always wanted a multi monitor setup, mind you what computer geek doesnt.
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