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Question about monitors that have HDMI

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November 6, 2006 2:02:19 AM

I am planning on slowly upgrading my computer monitors to widescreen models during the next year, likely 22 inches or so. Samsung makes a 224BW model which is a 22 inch widescreen at a good price. I have heard that Samsung, Dell ,and Viewsonic are the best brands to look at. Any other brands I should look into? What I like about the Samsung is it does have HDCP.
I know technology always changes but I want to do the best I can to buy futureproof technology. I like watching HDTV so want something that could even display HDTV without the computer for example by hooking up a cable or satellite receiver to it. I have heard to look for a monitor that has a HDMI port but I don't see it and I wouldn't want to pay a lot extra for it. I know most have both a DVI port as well as a DVI-D port. Of course the DVI port would be used by the computer but with a switchbox could I hook up a satellite/cable receiver to the DVI port and watch HDTV on it since it has HDCP? As well, do these monitors display 1080p or only 720p and 1080i?

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November 6, 2006 4:06:50 AM

Does any LCD/Plasma TV work as a computer monitor or do I have to look for specific models?
November 6, 2006 12:16:30 PM

Yeah, mpilch got it... your basically buying a TV that also works as a monitor, although I would never get something like that. Usually the resolution isin't as good as monitor nor the response time, and it's too small to be a good TV either... but its your call on that...

Also, that has a weird ass resolution... 1366x768...
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