LCD TV vs. computer monitor

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  1. tefnut

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    I need something to watch DVDs and play some games on. About 30" in size, I'd guess; not looking to spend much more than about $1000. Having a hard time deciding between:
    - an LCD TV like Dell's 32" W3207C: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&sku=222-4377&redirect=1
    - a computer monitor like Dell's 30" 3007WFP-HC: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=222-7175

    Pros and cons for each? I guess it's harder to get TV working on the computer monitor, but I don't really watch TV anyway, so that's OK. For the TV, is it reasonable to play games on it off of a PC, or is the screen response time too slow?
     
  2. Ronin

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    when i get home im going to look in my maximum pcs, theyve recently had some monitor reviews that will easily answer ur question, so when i get home tonight ill look it up for you

    however i will say this now, im thinking the pc monitor will be better, its designed to work with your pc environment, its higher resolution etc, not to mention a lot of the bigger pc monitors tend to rank shittier than their 24-27 ranged counterparts.
     
  3. TFunkadelic

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    So despite being worse than their smaller counterparts, are they still a better choice than an LCD TV of the same size? The bold and non-bold parts of your post are seemingly at odds.
     
  4. Kieffer87

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    I use a Sharp 26" LCD TV as my monitor. It works perfect for my needs. Just use the DVI connection. Only downside is resolution is limited to 1330 x xxx. I have never experienced any ghosting or anything like that.
     
  5. Ronin

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    id get a monitor over a TV for resolution purposes alone

    i was just saying, the bigger screens generally dont rate quite as high as 27s/24s etc (generally)

    and my max pcs are currenty misplaced

    this will do as example, compare high scores:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,131335-page,1/article.html#

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,123726-page,1/article.html
     

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