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Best LCD TV as a Computer Monitor.

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January 25, 2010 4:26:42 AM

So I have been using a dell w2300 @1280X768 23" lcdtv for years as my computer monitor. I have decided to switch to 1080P resolutions. I can't imagine spending so much without an increase in size. Going for a 30" computer monitor is really outside of the question.

So I am looking for the best LCDTV to use as a monitor. Are there any floating around out there using 1920x1200? I need one that can use a standard wall mount.

I'm probably looking at a 32" under $460.

No matter how good your computer is, it is only as good as the display you use. Time to move up in size and resolution.

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a b C Monitor
January 25, 2010 5:02:52 PM

Samsung 26" (25.5" 1920x1200) I have the 24 In w/tuner I like - But limited in viewing angle. Has 2 HDMI inputs, one on the side Plus DVI and component.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also bought the samsung P2770HD - 27 Inch w/tuner But is limited to 1080P resolution. Not as good for computer also has limited connectivity (Only one ea HDMI, Component, DVI, and VGA (9Pin) connectors. $400 @ cosco.

Hard to find 32" and under w 1080P and most are expensive, the field is even more limited if you want 1200 Res. A 2nd option for TV viewing is to get a upscaling DVD WITH BUILT IN TUNER), or Blu-ray Player (W/Tuner) and make sure your monitor has 2 HDMI inputs or at least a HDMI and DVI input. I use a DVD upscaling DVD recorer on both systems.
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January 26, 2010 12:02:51 AM

x1200 might not be realistic. I'll have to give some strong consideration to that 26" if you say you have liked it. I have seen $400 1080p's on best buy amazon and newegg. I don't know about thier quality though.

It's kinda a tough decision for me. for $200 you can get a low quality 23-24 screen. For $400-$480 you can get a high quality computer monitor or you can jump up a foot of screen space and get a 32" lcdtv.

I have been leaning towards the lcdtv mostly because I have been content with my old dell w2300 and I figure anything will be a step up in contrast resolution and response time at this point.

One question though is brightness. I think one reason my dell still looks so good is that it is a 450cad display. I wonder how these others look? I guess I need to go to the store and see some of these screens in person.
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a b C Monitor
January 26, 2010 2:15:37 AM

T240HD - 24in 1920x1200, with digital tuner $270
T260HD - 25.5in 1920x1200, with digital tuner $337
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February 3, 2010 8:00:51 PM

Get a Samsung LNT model line television. I know it has dynamic contrast but you could easily disable it on just the input that your P.C. is hooked up to if you find that it really bothers you. Personally I use a Samsung LNT-5265F and I have Dynamic Contrast set to "Low" across all of my inputs including my Dell m1330 Laptop on HDMI 3 and it has yet to cause any problems after 5 months of daily use.
Thanks !!!!
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February 8, 2010 5:00:03 AM

28" from newegg 1080p monitor. No tv tuner tho. only 329

HannsĀ·G HH-281HPB Black 28" 3ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(800:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
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March 21, 2010 11:15:41 PM

Ok guys. Here is what I finally ended up buying. The LG 32LH30

Connecting this via hdmi cable to my radeon 5770 was a snap. In the normal aspect ratio mode it has a lot of overscan. In the picture controls there is a "just scan" option that elminates the overscan. Audio works just fine over the hdmi as well.

The only criticism I have found online was related to the tv's black levels. I don't know if it is just me or what but the blacks appear very dark to me.

The TV had no dead pixels.

I paid $429 for this and I am very happy with it.




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a b C Monitor
March 26, 2010 7:14:04 PM

Congrades on your LG.

For anyone looking at this, Update on Samsung P2770HD.
Computer input on HDMI = Lousy, Great on DVI
Not recommended for use with 2 computers.
I verified the problem is with the Monitor/HDTV not the computers.
I have a E6400 w/4870 GPU (on DVI) and a I5-750 w/5770 GPU (On HDMI)
Swapped Inputs and SAME-SAME, DVI-great, HDMI-lousy.

Ended up, one computer on VGA(15Pin), One computer on DVI, and Samsung Blu-ray (Cable input) on the HDMI. This problem was not on the H240HD: DVI/HDMI looked the same.
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March 31, 2010 2:07:06 PM

RetiredChief said:
Congrades on your LG.

For anyone looking at this, Update on Samsung P2770HD.
Computer input on HDMI = Lousy, Great on DVI
Not recommended for use with 2 computers.
I verified the problem is with the Monitor/HDTV not the computers.
I have a E6400 w/4870 GPU (on DVI) and a I5-750 w/5770 GPU (On HDMI)
Swapped Inputs and SAME-SAME, DVI-great, HDMI-lousy.

Ended up, one computer on VGA(15Pin), One computer on DVI, and Samsung Blu-ray (Cable input) on the HDMI. This problem was not on the H240HD: DVI/HDMI looked the same.



Can I connect to the DVI/HDMI 1 port using a DVI-to-HDMI cable to get 'great' quality or must I use a DVI-to-DVI cable? It'll save me buying a new wire.

Thanks
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a b C Monitor
April 20, 2011 6:43:19 PM

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