I am in no way a monitor or TV expert and I'm not going to pretend that I am. So I'm turning to the forums. I'm looking for a monitor / tv that will have double duty. It will be a second monitor for my laptop (VGA or HDMI, no gaming) and it also be for gaming on my Xbox 360 (HDMI).
I've narrowed it down to 2 choices, one local and in stock and the other online.
The Asus is probably the better of the two but there's nothing wrong with going with the Insignia Tv , it will work as a monitor and it's a HD tv so it will give a great picture.
Plus it makes sense to go with it because you have the $25 gift card and you won't be using it just to buy something it will be used on a nice tv to make the cost less.
I already have a Samsung 1920x1080 LED Monitor on my Desktop gaming rig that's just for the computer. So whatever I get would be for gaming on the 360 (don't hate, it's a good time waster) and for normal web browsing, email, watching videos and word processing.
I'm also leaning towards the TV because it has dual HDMI inputs, so I can run an HDMI from my laptop and an HDMI from my 360 and use the TV's speakers for both simply by switching inputs.
Well, I went out and got the Insignia 24" 1080p TV and I'm VERY happy with it. It's good with emails and websites (text seems a little jagged) but it's phenomenal with movies, videos and games (xbox 360).
All in all, $150 - $25 gift card + $8 Recycle Fee + $9.86 Taxes = $142.86 for a 1920x1080 LED TV that is doubling as my laptops second screen and my Xbox 360's screen.