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post #1 of 17
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So I have decided to get a new 23/24" monitor that has a tv tuner or a tv that has hdmi. my budget is around 250. i was thinking a samsung ToC but there not available at the CompUSA store atm so I would have to wait. but I want to know what other options I had. I will be using it mainly for my computer in my sig but i will be getting free cable in my apt so i need a tv tuner with it.
thanks

tl:dr, 250 monitor w/ tv tuner or tv with hdmi perferably 23/24"
Edited by chinesethunda - 5/3/11 at 6:42pm
   
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post #2 of 17
Hmm. This is a nice monitor and suits your needs. It is a little out of your budget however it is a 27 incher. If 27 inches is a bit too big then this seems to be nice as well
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post #3 of 17
If you're going to be using it with a digital cable/satellite receiver, you don't need to buy anything with a TV tuner in it, just get a nice monitor with at least 1 HDMI input.

If not, then disregard this post lol.
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post #4 of 17
Your choices will mainly depend on whether you will be using a cable/satellite box. There are quite few monitors with TV tuners, but there are hundreds of monitors with HDMI input and no tuner.
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post #5 of 17
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I am using it for my apt next semester and i get free cable and i would need a tv tuner, but i am also using it for my computer in my sig
   
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post #6 of 17
Well in that case, if you like your current monitor, you could just get a nice TV tuner card for less than half the price of a new monitor. I had a hauppauge in my old rig back when I had basic cable; I loved it. If you get the ones that have PVR capability, you can record TV shows like a DVR to your hard drive.

Unless you're dead set on getting a new monitor of course.
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post #7 of 17
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i dont have a monitor currently i just got a new computer =(
   
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post #8 of 17
Looks like your only options under $250 are a few Samsung models that are 23". Check here @ NewEgg for details.

Monitors w/ tuners

Are you planning to only buy in a local store?
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post #9 of 17
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i could, but the only things near me are walmart and best buy. the tiger direct near me doesnt have much at all.
   
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any other suggestions around?
   
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