So I see I'm a day late and a dollar short, but check out the Samsung P2770HD.
It is a Monitor/HDTV (1080P)
I have a I5-2500k and a I5-750 Computer hooked up, Plus
ant for local over the air tv statiopns (Not I could hook cable to ant input and pick up to "low end channels"
also connected, A stand-a-lone DVD recorder w/cable input so that I can (A) watch TV or (B) Record my SyFY programs
My be slightly over $350 ( when I bought it they were runing $499)
Ihey also have a 24 in monitor/HDTV It's a 16:10 instead of 16:9, which I like better.
Thanks a lot man this is exactly what i was looking for.