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Have you considered purchasing a TV tuner card and putting it in your PC? The advantage there is you can record TV and such while using whichever monitor you wish.
Well I didn't want a monitor with tv hook ups for tv I don't watch tv other then letterman and Craig ferguson which i can watch online. I wanted a screen with hook ups for my PC,PS3,360 got VGA cables for them, and wii. I won't even have cable where I live now haha.
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I can also hook up my super Nintendo to one of those Samsungs haha
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One last screen I'm looking at the ultra sharp u2410, how would a ps3/360/wii run on a 1200p display? Blurry? Black bars? Or just fine if anyone has tested let me know.
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Well I didn't want a monitor with tv hook ups for tv I don't watch tv other then letterman and Craig ferguson which i can watch online. I wanted a screen with hook ups for my PC,PS3,360 got VGA cables for them, and wii. I won't even have cable where I live now haha.
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One last screen I'm looking at the ultra sharp u2410, how would a ps3/360/wii run on a 1200p display? Blurry? Black bars? Or just fine if anyone has tested let me know.

It would just be black bars. It has a ton of inputs so that isn't an issue. I like it better for gaming than the Asus 25.5" I used to have.
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I think it depends on what video connections you have available. I used my computer with a 52" LCD for about 18months with an HDMI cable and it worked just fine. Text was a bit hard to read at 8 feet away, but I should have been closer to it anyhow.
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I would recommend using them in conjunction with a monitor... I've had mine for a year now and I use it as my main monitor. It's REALLY immersive in games such as Skyrim (with the lights off it's awesome). I'll be mounting my TV on the wall and buying a nice 24" monitor or 3. Here's some pic's I just took of my setup.

Sony EX500 46" LED 1920x1080

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How do you guys have them connected? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+32%22+Class/+LED+/+1080p+/+120Hz+/+HDTV/2234045.p?id=1218325303079&skuId=2234045
I got this tv but hdmi the mouse lag is awful. With VGA its much better but the picture doesnt look as nice so Im stuck with 21.5" monitor =(
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How do you guys have them connected? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+32%22+Class/+LED+/+1080p+/+120Hz+/+HDTV/2234045.p?id=1218325303079&skuId=2234045
I got this tv but hdmi the mouse lag is awful. With VGA its much better but the picture doesnt look as nice so Im stuck with 21.5" monitor =(

I used a HDMI cable from the PC to my Receiver, then another HDMI cable from receiver(for the 5.1 surround sound) to the TV. but i can also just run one cable from PC to TV and the TV would play the sound.

My TV is 4-5 years old, no input lag at all, ever.

Good thing about plasma's is the 600Hz:D , as for burn in, i use windows 7 and have my background change pictures every 30 sec.
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My friend uses a tv and a monitor and to me it just looks off in 1080p like it is slightly blurry? Looks great in 720p but in 1080 the image quality suffers. Not sure if it is just his tv though there has to be a reason people pay 300 for a 27 in monitor rather than getting a bigger tv for the same price.

Some TVs do not perform chroma sub-sampling properly. They cause red text or blue text to be blurry, or black text on red/blue backgrounds to be blurry. Panasonic LCDs have had this problem for years, now so do most HDTVs. There's a thread on AVSForum about the small list of TVs that perform proper chroma sub-sampling (4:4:4 versus 4:2:2)
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You can use on if you like but overall they are NOT well suited to the task. I have used multiple HDTV's with my computer and of course several monitors (although I will never use anything else but a 30" 2560x1600 from now on). Basically you have to sit relatively far back from the HDTV and with the larger pixel pitch you can get eyestrain sitting too close or reading text.
It is great for movies, TV, and most of the time good for games. In the end an HDTV makes a great secondary monitor but I wouldn't use it as my primary monitor, no way, no how.

I had a 37" LG years ago that was awesome picture quality, but I put it back four feet from me and it was still too close so I agree thumb.gif

It also had about 60ms of input lag that could not be lowered, so I had to punt it and use it for (gasp) regular TV
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That tv uses a TFT panel so should have a low response time, but if anyone has more tv suggestions I'm here to listen.

Response time is how fast the pixels respond, input lag is how fast the electronics ask the pixels to respond.
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One last screen I'm looking at the ultra sharp u2410, how would a ps3/360/wii run on a 1200p display? Blurry? Black bars? Or just fine if anyone has tested let me know.

This would be a good choice, as would be (if you have budget) the U2711.
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I used a HDMI cable from the PC to my Receiver, then another HDMI cable from receiver(for the 5.1 surround sound) to the TV. but i can also just run one cable from PC to TV and the TV would play the sound.
My TV is 4-5 years old, no input lag at all, ever.
Good thing about plasma's is the 600Hz:D , as for burn in, i use windows 7 and have my background change pictures every 30 sec.

Plasmas are 60hz or less but they are rated as "600hz sub-field drive" because it's actually ten sub-field panels that make a full image and they are each 60hz, multiplied by ten, equals 600hz.

Some plasmas are better than others for the task, but the list is shrinking with the new models. I have a Samsung C8000 plasma and input lag is low in game mode, but it's still not fully suited to be a PC monitor because of the burn-in issue.
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post #30 of 31
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Ok I think I finally got it down, gonna probably order that Samsung off tiger direct since it dropped to $280 hook up my pc/ps3 via hdmi, wii via component and 360 via VGA and for audio I'll buy a 3.5mm female to RCA female adaptor so I can plug in the consoles to my speakers. Since the ps3 is hdmi i will use the composite cable that came with the console just for audio to plug to the adaptor.
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