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Buying an HDTV or a HD Monitor

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April 1, 2010 12:04:33 PM

Hi,

Recently I have been very interested in buying a display for my macbook as a second screen, well, really the main one when it's big enough, for general work and for watching films etc.

Not only this, but i also want to have a display to play my xbox on, and therefore want a display which has the 1080p resolution that games looks best at.

I would really like to know the pro's and con's of buying a tv or monitor adn which one you think is the better option! It's the massive difference in price which attracts me to monitors :) 

I need a minimum of 2 HDMI and DVI connecter for my macbook.

Thanks alot in advance!

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April 2, 2010 12:14:30 PM

I would stick with a "multi-function" monitor. Something with multiple inputs that supports multiple formats, both via PC and A/V connections (HDMI/DVI/Component/Coax(for TV, see below)/ etc.)

Depending on whether you use a set top box for television reception or not, you may also want one with a built in HDTV tuner for television reception. The nice thing about those types of monitors is they generally will come with a remote control allowing easy access to configuration menu's as well as input switching etc.

This is the one I have and I love the versatility of it, look for something similar as far as inputs and supported resolutions via those specific inputs.

http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/office/monitors/prem...
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