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Should I use my tv as a monitor?

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July 18, 2011 8:52:15 PM

It's a 26" Vizio HDTV 720p. I can buy a monitor, as long as it isn't more than $120.

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July 19, 2011 2:30:00 AM

Yes, you can use the TV as a monitor, but you will not be happy with the resolution. Monitors are designed to display text in a sharp manner; TVs are not so sharp.

Good deals can be found on 'Black Friday 2011'; not far away.
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July 19, 2011 2:32:00 AM

When is Black Friday? I never pay attention to these things...
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July 19, 2011 2:41:01 AM

The day after Thanksgiving.
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July 19, 2011 2:44:05 AM

Black Friday ---> November 25, 2011 (Day after Thanksgiving). Merchant's accounting books go from the 'Red' to 'Black'.
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July 19, 2011 2:45:33 AM

Ok. So, what monitor would you recommend me? I definitely need HDMI output, so I know that raises the price. I want it to be widescreen, and I want to spend $150-175. Would that be enough?
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July 19, 2011 2:48:51 AM

Also, I plan on putting my tower on my desk, as it's a pretty wide desk. My question is, I made a custom window in the shape of a scorpion on the side panel, and it's got some bright blue cathode lights. Should I put it on the right side or the left? I just don't wires all over the place in front of my monitor for my keyboard and mouse.
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July 19, 2011 2:52:04 AM

Coastaltuba said:
Ok. So, what monitor would you recommend me? I definitely need HDMI output, so I know that raises the price. I want it to be widescreen, and I want to spend $150-175. Would that be enough?

Yes, definitely on Black Friday. Last year I got about 30% off on WD HDDs that I had my eye on. Will get some more this year!

Some stores (Best Buy) open at 5:00 A.M. and entry numbers are given out at 4:30 A.M. in preparation for the stampede! Online shopping is your best bet. Order online and pickup in-store after a couple of days. Some (or most) have free shipping.
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July 19, 2011 2:54:59 AM

I never go to stores. I only shop online. I find usually that stores have incompetent employees, mainly some snot-nosed teenager that acts like he is God, when he can't even figure out what hyperthreading is (actual thing happened to me at Best Buy).
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July 19, 2011 3:08:03 AM

Coastaltuba said:
I never go to stores. I only shop online. I find usually that stores have incompetent employees, mainly some snot-nosed teenager that acts like he is God, when he can't even figure out what hyperthreading is (actual thing happened to me at Best Buy).

That's why I suggested online shopping. I bought two WD 1 TB Caviar Black drives (2 separate Best Buy online orders). One was an in-store pickup by me, and the other was UPS delivered to my home. The invoice on the home delivered one turned out $1.27 cheaper because of some different sales tax computation!
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July 19, 2011 3:10:31 AM

Lol. If I can find some of my stuff on Best Buy that is a super steal for Black Friday, I'll get it, and have it delivered to the Best Buy in Florence.
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July 19, 2011 7:12:04 PM

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Lol. If I can find some of my stuff on Best Buy that is a super steal for Black Friday, I'll get it, and have it delivered to the Best Buy in Florence.

Florence, FL? or Florence, Italy? :) 
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July 19, 2011 10:01:18 PM

Neither, lol. Florence, SC
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July 19, 2011 10:16:10 PM

Coastaltuba said:
Neither, lol. Florence, SC

Been to Myrtle Beach, SC, many times!
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July 19, 2011 10:23:28 PM

I lived there last year. I was attending Coastal Carolina University as a Music Ed. major
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July 19, 2011 10:32:32 PM

Coastaltuba said:
I lived there last year. I was attending Coastal Carolina University as a Music Ed. major

I never heard of Myrtle Beach, SC, being an academic center! Other things yes, but not a place to do serious studying! :) 

Miss the seafood buffets! And the Calabash food!
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July 19, 2011 10:35:21 PM

Oh, God! Calabash is amazing! And technically CCU is in Conway, but I lived in Myrtle Beach at an apartment
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July 19, 2011 10:44:24 PM

Coastaltuba said:
Oh, God! Calabash is amazing! And technically CCU is in Conway, but I lived in Myrtle Beach at an apartment

Calabash Captain's Platter! Surprisingly, very few people around here have heard of it!
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July 19, 2011 11:05:12 PM

They need to get out more! And I loved going to Ripley's Aquarium, and the Boardwalk all the time. I got so much free crap lol!
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July 27, 2011 12:03:41 AM

Best answer selected by Coastaltuba.
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July 27, 2011 1:57:07 AM

Thank you!
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January 28, 2012 9:32:54 PM

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