lcd monitor for my 360

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lbanks21 Posted: Mon, May 21 2007 3:42 PM
i'm looking to buy a lcd monitor, i'm having a hard time choosing one. so if any of you can recommend me some lcd monitors that fit the standards below, that would be great. thanks!
-LCD
-at least 20 inches
-supports 1080p over VGA
-can play games on hd and awesome picture quality
-can play hd-dvd and show off the awesome quality picture
-good quality overall
-and maybe HDCP cuz i might buy a ps3, not sure yet.
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lbanks21 replied on Mon, May 21 2007 6:58 PM
i found a couple that some people recommended. tell me which one is better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112007
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824254020
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001095
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014131
the first two have the stuff i need but they are made by a brand name that i'm not familiar with. the samsung and benq are well known.
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lbanks21 replied on Mon, May 21 2007 8:51 PM
i was looking to spend 200-300 but i was thinking of this also.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001096
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Sam replied on Mon, May 21 2007 10:32 PM
the samsung 226BW is good. but honestly speaking, i don't think they are much monitors that support 1080p for under 300. usually, i would think you're going for more high end models when it comes to 1080p support, which is basically hdtv. you might also want to consider the Viewsonic VX2245wm. I think it supports 1080i though, i'm not too sure.
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It's going to be way more expensive, but you should get an lcd tv for your 360 instead of a pc monitor.
The stupid problem with the 360 is it doesn't support 16:10 rez's, so everything will be stretched. Games will look much more aliased and it just doesn't look right. With lcd tv's, most of them are 16:9, and can stretch the picture much better than a pc's monitor.

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lbanks21 replied on Mon, Jun 4 2007 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by: jerkwheat
It's going to be way more expensive, but you should get an lcd tv for your 360 instead of a pc monitor.
The stupid problem with the 360 is it doesn't support 16:10 rez's, so everything will be stretched. Games will look much more aliased and it just doesn't look right. With lcd tv's, most of them are 16:9, and can stretch the picture much better than a pc's monitor.


well since you say that, i think im gonna go with the 206BW, it saves me money and it's 16:9 not 16:10.
i would get an lcd tv, but i heard those cost much more. im on a REAL tight budget
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lbanks21 replied on Mon, Jun 4 2007 11:14 AM
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Originally posted by: jerkwheat
It's going to be way more expensive, but you should get an lcd tv for your 360 instead of a pc monitor.
The stupid problem with the 360 is it doesn't support 16:10 rez's, so everything will be stretched. Games will look much more aliased and it just doesn't look right. With lcd tv's, most of them are 16:9, and can stretch the picture much better than a pc's monitor.


well since you say that, i think im gonna go with the 206BW, it saves me money and it's 16:9 not 16:10.
i would get an lcd tv, but i heard those cost much more. im on a REAL tight budget


actually i just found a 226BW for 284 bucks. how bad is the picture quality on 16:10??
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It's not THAT bad, but it's like playing a pc game with no anti-aliasing enabled (all the edges of charactes, buildings, anything look really jagged) because most 360 games run on 2xAA, and when the monitor has to stretch it... not so good looking. It depends on if you're obsessive about stuff like that (I definitely am ). But since you're on a tight budget it's probably the best you could do.

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jerkwheat:
It's going to be way more expensive, but you should get an lcd tv for your 360 instead of a pc monitor.
The stupid problem with the 360 is it doesn't support 16:10 rez's, so everything will be stretched. Games will look much more aliased and it just doesn't look right. With lcd tv's, most of them are 16:9, and can stretch the picture much better than a pc's monitor.
yeah i no wat u mean about the stretching of xboxs 16:9 to a 16:10 monitor but i wanted to ask if u were to use an lcd for both xbox 360 and pc which is better off 1. usnig and lcd tv 16:9 which will be good for 360 but stretchy for pc(is there a way to support 16:9 with pc's) or 2. using a lcd monitor 16:10 which will be fine for pc but stretch for 360(obviously 360 dont support 16:10)
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