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Looking for decent TV that can double as Monitor

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January 25, 2014 5:05:13 PM

1. What Is Your Country Of Origin?
US
2. What do you plan to do with this monitor? (ex. Games, Movie Watching, Photo Editing, etc.)
Games, & general tv watching.
3. What resolution and screen size do you want?
1080p ( or 720p, but I would like for my computer to be able to output at 1080p if thats possible)
4. What refresh rate do you want? (ex. 60 hz , 70 hz.)
30hz or above
5. How much are you looking to spend?
$200
6. Brands Preferred (ex. Samsung, Acer, Asus, AOC, HP, Viewsonic, etc. )
Any good brands
7. Brands Not Preferred (state reason why)

8. Are You Buying More Than One Monitor?
No
9. How Many Displays Can Your GPU Support Maximum? And what GPU and driver version are you using if applicable?
2 displays . AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB GDDR3 PCIe 3.0

10. What Port Do You Want To Connect To (ex. DVI-D, HDMI, etc).
HDMI
11. Is This Monitor A Primary Display Or A Secondary Display?
Primary
12. Is This A Secondary Display For A Laptop?
no

Considering my budget is around $200 I don't expect anything larger than a 32', but I don't want anything smaller than a 30'.Figure since I need a new tv and computer, might as well get both..

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January 25, 2014 5:59:52 PM

To get a decent brand TV that size you're going to have to go up to at least $300
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January 25, 2014 7:56:10 PM

I know I am pushing it with that budget.I was hoping someone would know some deals or something.I've seen some 32 inch tv for sub $300 but i'm not sure about the brand.It doesn't have to be like a Sony or panasonic.
To play games at 1080p I would need a tv that has an output of 1080p.However, what if the tv has a 720p resolution, but has a signal compatibility of 1080p, would I be able to play games at 1080p?Not sure what signal compatibility means..
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January 25, 2014 7:59:24 PM

heres the only help I think I can offer. All HDTV's work with DVI/VGA really well, usually at 720p. To get 1080p you have to use HDMI...and that's always been my problem. I get poor quality and black borders (yes I know about scaling in CCC) - this boiled down to botched EDID information. so I would suggest getting a monitor for 1080p or just get a Vizio and use VGA/ 1366 x 768
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February 24, 2014 9:38:32 AM

i got a samsung un32f5050 (same as un32f5000) for like 265 new/open box on ebay with free shipping. works fantastic using display port (gtx780) to HDMI. you will have to tweak it a little to make everything look good, but once you do...BF4 and titanfall beta are straight up STUNNING. i have no problem with text, or really anything else. well worth the size upgrade from my acer 1920 x 1200 24", even though i took a resolution hit. the size more than makes up for it.
you will need to be able have your eyes at least 2-2.5' away from it.
a 720p tv will not display resolutions higher than that (so no 1080p). i would STRONGLY suggest not getting a resolution less than 1920 x 1080 if you are using a TV (if you are sitting less than 4-5 feet from it).
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February 27, 2014 5:12:57 PM

Thank you all for the help.I ended up getting a 32in 720p tv for around $220 after warranty. Fortunately with HDMI I can get a 1920x1080 resolution ( and weirdly even larger resolution with VGA cables, but none where 16:9).I know its not actually 1080p because the tv max output is 1366x768. But I can still record and take screen shots in 1080p.
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