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AegenemmnoN VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys!

I need and want a new, smaller, moniter.

Currently I got a mini reactor (CRT) that is 17" and now I'd like to get a larger, more LCD (or if there is something better) moniter.. Maybe one with a TV tuner so I can play console games and watch TV on it too.

I don't know anything about LCD or any of the other moniters being put out right now and all I do know is I don't need a big arsed CRT anymore.

What I want is:

17-21" Great for gaming (as best as possible. Response times or what have you. No idea myself whats good.) hopefully a TV tuner so I can play me PS3 games and watch TV and anything else neat.

I can spend between 500-800 USD. (I'd much rather not 800 but I don't want to buy another moniter for a long time. My current one is 3 years old)

Any recommendations?

Thank ya.




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#2 12 years ago
AegenemmnoNHey guys! I need and want a new, smaller, moniter. Currently I got a mini reactor (CRT) that is 17" and now I'd like to get a larger, more LCD (or if there is something better) moniter.. Maybe one with a TV tuner so I can play console games and watch TV on it too. I don't know anything about LCD or any of the other moniters being put out right now and all I do know is I don't need a big arsed CRT anymore. What I want is: 17-21" Great for gaming (as best as possible. Response times or what have you. No idea myself whats good.) hopefully a TV tuner so I can play me PS3 games and watch TV and anything else neat. I can spend between 500-800 USD. (I'd much rather not 800 but I don't want to buy another moniter for a long time. My current one is 3 years old) Any recommendations? Thank ya.

Decide, do you want a smaller or bigger moniter?




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#3 12 years ago
=Z0MBI3=Decide, do you want a smaller or bigger moniter?

I think he meant smaller as in thinner, taking up less space than a CRT. But, that confused me a little bit too. :D

I would recommend going to Newegg, plugging in the specs you are looking for as well as the price range, then reading the reviews on the ones that pop up.

I did a quick search on Newegg, and only 6 LCDs had a tv tuner, with only two of those in your price range. If you can live without the built in tuner, your options increase significantly.




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#4 12 years ago

20.1 inches for $509, with multiple inputs

There's a nice 20.1" Dell LCD monitors. Dell generally makes very good LCD's, and this one wont let you watch TV (without a separate tuner) but it has RGB, DVI, S-video, and Composite video inputs so it's good for your computer and your future PS3.

Also comes with a 3-year warranty.




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#5 12 years ago

carl is really onto something. I myself bought a Dell 2005FPW for $396 shipped about 8 months ago. Not strictly the best monitor out there, but about as good as you can get in an LCD at a reasonable price (at least for the time being). It's a widescreen, 16ms panel with no appreciable motion blur and zero ghosting. Image is crisp and fairly bright, and there are no untowards problems with backlighting. Zero dead or even stuck pixels or subpixels.

I imaging that by now you cand find sub-16ms 8-bit monitors; I would accept nothing less than 16ms and 8-bit. SIPS panels are vastly superior to TN or MVA panels.




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#6 12 years ago

I was on the same boat as you a month ago. I bought my LCD I have now at BestBuy for $360 out the door. http://www.westinghousedigital.com/pc-46-3-19-widescreen-monitor.aspx 19" Widescreen, 8ms, 500:1, no ghosting and very bright and crisp. If you can do without the TV Tuner, you have alot of choices. Dell LCD's are highly regarded if you have the coin.




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#7 12 years ago
Aristotle13Dell LCD's are highly regarded if you have the coin.

You don't need coin with Dell, you need patience. Watch the rebate/coupon sites out there, and you can regularly find the 2005FPW for under $500. There's even one combo that will get it down to $350, shipped. The trick is having the money available when the deal comes up ;)




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#8 12 years ago

an apple monitor could also do (no tv-tuner, sorry) Tv-tuner or Hauppauge




Aristotle13

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#9 12 years ago
C38368You don't need coin with Dell, you need patience. Watch the rebate/coupon sites out there, and you can regularly find the 2005FPW for under $500. There's even one combo that will get it down to $350, shipped. The trick is having the money available when the deal comes up ;)

Absolutely correct. Should have mentioned that. Watch Dells site, I also watch www.techbargains.com and they regularly watch the Dell Monitor deals. They are awesome monitors. I'm already thinking of moving up to a 24" widescreen and kickin the 19" widescreen to wifey. Here you go, check it out... http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/monitor?c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh




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#10 12 years ago

19inch Viewsonic LCD. 3MS. $359 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355

Kick ass LCD, I know for sure case I own it :P

ATI TV card.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16815116312