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LCD TV/Monitor combo

I have a small apartment, and my living room doubles as my office.

Is there an LCD TV that can also function as a decent monitor?  I'm thinking of something around 23" with a wide screen. Something like the sharp aquos 23", perhaps. I want to watch DVDs as well as hook up a shuttle PC. 

Alternatively, a good LCD monitor that also functions as a TV would be useful.


Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Don't get the Aquos, it's not HDTV.  Get an HDTV 23" widescreen.  Toshiba, Samsung, Zenith, ...

Elephant
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

what about the gateway stuff? it seems a lot cheaper than everything else.

original poster
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Gateway's plasma tvs are EDTV (480p).  HDTV starts at 720i.

Can you tell the difference between 480p (DVD quality) and 720i... maybe not, but you certainly can tell 480p from 720p.  Of course if it solves your problem, go for the Gateway, just be aware of the technology at hand.

Lou
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

I just got one of the new 20" Dell flat screen monitors at work and I love it.  In addition to being a great monitor it has both svideo and component inputs and can do Picture-In-Picture.

Dell Lover
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Hate to burst your bubble, but Dell doesn't really make flatscreens (or monitors of any type), they just rebrand them.

Mr. Fancypants
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Hate to burst your bubble but I don't really care.  It says Dell on it and thats all that matters to me.

Dell Lover
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

I second the motion for the Dell flat panels.  I have the FP2000, 20", 1600x1200 native resolution, has DVI, SVGA, SVideo, and composite inputs, as well as picture in picture.  I think they are going for less than a kilobuck right now, even less when Dell is running one of their usual deals.  DVD movies look great on this.

Too bad it isn't letterbox.

Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Dell uses (or has used in the past, since I don't have the ones you are specifically discussing) Samsung OEM LCD panels.

Elephant
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

There is a reason the Gateway stuff is a lot cheaper.

Jorel on Software
Thursday, February 05, 2004

I'm also very pleased with the Dell 20" LCD panel. Its an awesome display and really seems to kill the competition in terms of price/performance.

I'm just toying with the idea of getting another one, so I can have a dual-screen setup. Anyone else got two of these babies ?

Steve Jones (UK)
Thursday, February 05, 2004

I've just bought a 23" wide screen LG LCD  (LG is really Lucky Goldstar but they tend not to use that now).  As a TV its fine, as a display tool for presentations its fine I wouldn't use it as a desktop though I think my retinas would burn out.

Simon Lucy
Thursday, February 05, 2004

Giant LCD, ATI All-In-Wonder?

H. Lally Singh
Saturday, February 07, 2004

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