lcd tv or lcd monitor between 22" - 32" multipurpose

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assassin151 Posted: Sat, Aug 18 2007 10:56 PM

lcd tv or lcd monitor over 22" not over 32"

which is the best regardless of money

 + for use with xbox 360 elite

 + as a pc monitor

 + and watching hdtv

 + with hdmi connection 1080P = 1920x1080

dont want any impurities stretching ghosting etc.. 

is there any tv lcd that has  the same resolutions as computer widescreen monitors NOT 1366x768?

ive looked at all the forums but still dont know any help is appreciated and thanked in advance.

what is the best universal lcd tv screen?
 

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i dont want it too be too big as it will be for a desktop pc

and also big enough to sit on my bed and watch movies from about 3.5 - 4 metres away thanks!

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I used a 23" Samsung LCD TV(1360 x 768 cuz 1366 x 768 sux/not supported by nvidia) for a monitor for over a year and I loved it. The only minor problem was very slight ghosting. I now have a 22" Samsung monitor(1680 x 1050) and honestly the jump in rez is barely noticable in games, plus the color is better on the TV IMO. If I know your budget I can more easily make a recommendation.

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that 23" Samsung LCD TV with the 1360 x 768 resolution is it accepted by nvidia and if so are there other tvs with that resolution  (obviously 1366 x 768 isnt supported by nvidia as you said) did you get used to the ghosting or was it constantly noticeable.

the new 22" Samsung monitor (1680 x 1050), what are the pros and cons is it the 226bw u r talking bout. and what does TV IMO stand for.

according to my budget if i say it then ppl start talking about bargains and sacrifices and theres a million threads about this topic and getting value i obviously want value but i want this thread to be discuss the best allround lcd tv's for console gaming hdtv watching and pc gaming and general usage basically a lcd that works with everything with the smallest amount cropping and stretching to adapt resolutions so id rather keep the budget secret for now.

go ahead and make recommendations whatever the price.
thanks recoveringknowitall

i hope u do no it all so u can solve my problem 

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As far as 1360 x 768 rez, I have Far Cry v1.0 which is pretty old and it supported that 16:9 rez out of the box. Most games will support it without any mod or edit. With F.E.A.R. I had to edit the cfg file, but that only took seconds. The ghosting wasn't bad at all and when the TV was "warmed-up" it was almost non-exsistent.

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hey do u no any other lcd tvs that have the 1360 x 768 rez and hdmi input and when u say it supported it u mean that it didnt have to scale it just worked ??

wats a cfg file  

which  22" Samsung monitor u talking bout (1680 x 1050), what are the pros and cons is it the 226bw u r talking bout.

and what does TV IMO stand for.

and which would u recommend for todays media and games the 1360 x 768 tv lcd or 1680 x 1050 comp lcd?
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assassin151:
when u say it supported it u mean that it didnt have to scale it just worked ??

 yes

cfg = configure file(a file that can be opened with notepad and viewed as text).

The beauty of 1360 x 768 is that it doesn't take a GTX to run games at that resolution, but the 1680 x 1050 monitor would be the more "mainstream" choice plus it's way cheaper(my TV was 750us vs only 300 for the monitor)!

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yes i no its the mainstream choice but for 2 reasons i want to get a tv rather than a monitor

 1. because of the array of connections rgb composite (redyellowwhite) hdmi etc. because i wanna plug an xbox 360 elite in with hdmi and to watch tv on 

2. 22"is the biggest monitor well theres 24" but i havnt seen any good ones

 

obviously u can solve the watch hdtv problem by getting a tv tuner but can u suggest a monitor that is big enough to sit on a couch 3-4 meters away and see it well and be able to have hdmi and possibly ryw rgb connections etc..??
 

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Here's the thing... you said 32" is the size limit so that rules out a 1080p TV.

Here's the 24" Samsung(1920 x 1200).

 

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well then what is the smallest size of a 1080p tv
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Freeman replied on Sun, Aug 19 2007 10:45 PM

I would recommend the 24 or 27 inch Dell, the 22 is my monitor right now and is exceptional.

 Highly recommended.
 

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anything wrong at all with the dells??

 

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what is the samllest 1080p lcd tv size

and what is the biggest computer lcd monitor size 

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Freeman replied on Sun, Aug 19 2007 11:38 PM

I know the largest LCD is 30 inches (Dell or Apple), and the smallest 1080p LCD TV I could find was 37 inches: http://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-LVM-37W1-Ready-Panel-Monitor/dp/B0009FTMLO

 

 

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MikeL_HH replied on Mon, Aug 20 2007 10:25 AM

I strongly agree with Freeman here. Go with a Dell, and since we're not concerned with price here, get the 27". I'm not recommending the 30" because it has an amazingly spartan set of inputs which kills a lot of it's value potential. I own a Dell 2407WFP and it is an amazing monitor. Dell's only 27" monitor is very similar to the 2407WFP in many ways and I have seen it in person. Both screens are excellent and they both match up very well with your requirements. Both screens have a huge array of inputs including DVI, VGA, component, composite, S-video, built-in USB hub and memory card reader. Both screens are HDCP compliant and sport a 1920x1200 resolution. The only thing that they're missing is the HDMI input, but you can just get an HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Possibly the best part is the built-in input switch. With the press of a button, you can switch between the various inputs. There is also picture-in-picture. Image quality and color accuracy on both monitors is excellent. Dell also recently released an HC version of the 2407WFP, which has even better color accuracy.

There are quite a couple choices for 24" monitors these days and I've tried a couple of them. So far, none of them have impressed me enough to recommend it over a 2407WFP. Most of them are great screens and every bit as good as the standard non-HC 2407WFP in terms of image quality, but they simply can't compete when it comes to convenience features and additional extras. Frankly, if you're going to pay that much for a monitor, why settle for a barebones. 

Edit: I noticed you had concerns about ghosting. You won't experience much (if any) ghosting with currently available 22", 24" and 27" monitors. The simply reason being that, except for 24", monitors in those sizes didn't exist until rather recently so they are all new models using newer panel technology. I also noticed you mentioned that you wanted a monitor rather than a TV because you think monitors have better inputs. I'd have to disagree with that. Most LCD TVs come with a decent selection of inputs but it's rather common for monitors to include nothing but DVI and VGA connectors. Monitors with a full set of inputs like the larger Dells are the exceptions and not the norm.

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 umm any links or prices for those monitors

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Freeman replied on Wed, Aug 29 2007 8:42 AM

Dell 22" - 279.99 right now, on sale.

Dell 24" - 749.99, a bit steep.

Dell 27" - 1,299.99, not worth it in my opinion.

Your best bet is the 22 inch if you're not looking for frills like component in and a USB hub.

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