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Help looking to bu y a new tv for use as a Monitor for my PC

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Hey all,

I am gearing up and doing some research on TV’s for this Black Friday/Christmas sales. As you see below I really have no knowledge of TVs….

My primary use for the TV will be as a monitor for my PC and for use with my xbox 360 (and possibly ps3 down the road). I also have the ability to access tv and movies through either resolution.

Among the many things I need info on is how much difference does 720 vs. 1080p really make (particularly in cost benefit analysis)? Particularly in concept of using with the xbox360 and as a monitor for my pc gaming?

What is the difference between DLP, LED, LCD, and Plasma?
How does refresh rate relevant to the different types and what supports 3d gaming with Nvidia?

What kind of lag input/response times do I need to know about/consider given my primary use above?

Is 3d gaming worth it? My geforces are 3d enabled so do all I need is a 100hz refresh rate?

Difference between Matte and glossy finish/what settings are they good in (light dark)

What is the future tech looking like as far as value now vs. soon to be released?

Questions/details I must know about the TV I buy?
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if you are used to using pc monitors as your only output tool for using the computer then I wouldn't suggest getting a tv for a monitor. Lower resolution...tends to strain your eyes after use...more if the tv is closer to you. Many may not notice the difference between a 720p and a 1080p tv...but I can pretty easily. The closer you are the more obvious the 1080p is superior in image quality. I would recommend matte finish everytime...if you have many overhead lights in the room...you will be able to see them as reflections in your glossy screen. Just my 2c...others may see things differently.
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Among the many things I need info on is how much difference does 720 vs. 1080p really make (particularly in cost benefit analysis)? Particularly in concept of using with the xbox360 and as a monitor for my pc gaming?
Get 1080P. You can definitely tell a difference with PC games.
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Is 3d gaming worth it? My geforces are 3d enabled so do all I need is a 100hz refresh rate?
It can be pretty cool at times but I wouldn't go the 3d route just yet. It hurts your eyes and is annoying to put on a pair of ridiculous glasses. BTW if you do want to get into 3d, I have a 22" 120hz 3d viewsonic that I know longer use. biggrin.gif
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Difference between Matte and glossy finish/what settings are they good in (light dark)
I prefer the look of the glossy finish on my monitors. I also have the room dark so the reflections aren't bad. If in the light you'd probably be better of with matte.
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