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Looking to pickup a 27-32" TV to use as a monitor. Sit at a desk, monitor distance is about 2.5-3ft away. This TV will eventually become sons, once IPS panels become more widespread and cheaper. Look for firsthand knowledge or any rec's anyone can offer.

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I would seriously consider going with the LG LE5300. It's a 32" LED that is really good for the4 money. Check amazon.com for best price. This model does come with IPS, beware though, some are not IPS and others are even though the product #'s are exactly the same. The only way to tell is by the serial number on the tv or to look at the pixels with a magnifying glass.
THe one amazon shipped me is not IPS, but I still love the picture quality color and 120mhz.
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post #3 of 6
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Thanks Jolly, will look into it...hopefully a local store has one I can check out. Bummer about the LG IPS panel lottery. That's one thing that annoys me about LG...it's like they have no clue what kind of product they are selling.
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I know, it's totally ridiculous. I was so mad that I sent the first TV back to amazon and reordered another one in hopes that I would get an IPS in return. No luck. I could have probably hand picked one from "worst buy" based on serial number and gotten an IPS, but it wasn't worth the huge price gouge. But all things considered, it is still a really nice TV with good features.

The LG panel lottery is like a car company saying, "You may get a V6 in this car or you might get a V8." Ridiculous.
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post #5 of 6
This idea is awesome until you realize how much more lag every HDTV has compared to a quality monitor. Get a large monitor... I'm speaking 100% from experience.
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can't recommend anything without a budget......
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