correct me if im wrong but that doesn't support 1080p native resolution, im going to get a HDTV tuner and i want to be able to see HDTV content as well a maybe a PS3 that i hook up to my computer in the future etc basically i need a 1080p HDTV monitor Thanks again
i can connect the TV to my wall and veiw it as a monitor, but my only issue is, how will it look when i play games? as well? better? worse? then the dell 30" which one give me thebest of both worlds? i want awesome game graphics but at the same time best movie/HDTV res too, am i asking for too much?
The game as well as the monitor will influence how it is displayed. Theoretically, you *should* have choices how you'd like it displayed.... native or stretched. Unfortunately, I can't tell you in advance how that will work for your games and whatever monitor you decide to buy.
Tvs and monitors are quite different. TVs are "low resolution, designed to be viewed from 6 ft or more". Monitors are "high resolution, designed to be viewed from about 2 ft."
You are asking a lot and there is no perfect answer. The BEST compromise for what you want is a PC monitor, at least 24", 1920x1200.
...closest you are going to come for 1080p is a computer monitor of at least 1920x1200... that means, 24" and up.
1080p is properly defined as 1920x1080 (16x9 aspect ratio), not 1920x1200 (16x10 aspect ratio).
3. The Dell 30", WILL display 1080p, but as its native resolution is 1600 vertical, there will be black bars above and below the image.
Also, since it's native horizontal resolution is 2560, you'll have space on the left and right blacked out, too! In other words, you'd have your native 1080p movie playing in the middle, and black all around.
To better answer the OP, I'd recommend purchasing based on the screen size you desire. If a 24" screen is just right, look no further, but if you can handle a 30" screen, like Hose said, the Dell is the highest resolution display currently availible (at 2560x1600 native resolution). If you're OK sticking to 1080p native display resolution, and want a larger display there are a lot of good choices on the market. The Westinghouse LVM-37W3 37" LCD TV can be had for a little over a grand right now. It's had very high marks considering it's budget price. They also make a 42" & 47" version if you want it to double with movie theater duties. THG just reviewed the 47", they said it makes a great computer monitor from 5-10' away.