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I was looking at Dell.com when I found out that my RCA TV had just died. I had an old 480i 26" (Non-Widescreen) RCA TV from a few years back. So, I started looking for a monitor that could double as a TV. I'm just asking for opinions here, so here it goes: Would a 24" Dell Widescreen monitor be big enough to double as a TV? I'm going to plug in a PS2 and play Guitar Hero 2, Devil May Cry 3, Tekken 5, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andres. I'm currently looking at a 26" Dell LCD TV or 24" Dell Monitor, there is a $200 price difference between the two.
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P.S. Dell isn't the only company I'm willing to buy from, I just heard that they were the best for monitors. I'll happily buy an LCD TV/Monitor from Sony, Samsung, or any other quality company. Oh, and my budget is ~$999 (hoping to spend less, like 650-850) for a 24-30" display.

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 7
depends on how far ur gonna be sitting from the tv to watch or play ps

I bought my 27" tv/monitor for $600 but its not really a brand. Theres no difference in performance or warranty its just what u prefer.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889112005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102045

I would recommend those two TVs. Good contrast ratio, response time, and resolution. Both would be great as monitor TVs.
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post #4 of 7
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I sit close to the display, I put it on my desk and I will be sitting in my chair, so I'd say about two feet, but I can go up to 20 feet with my wireless controllers, so it just depends how big the monitor is.
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post #5 of 7
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How about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102043?
3000:1 Contrast Ratio
8ms Response Time
1366 x 768 Resolution
26" TFT LCD Display
2x HDMI, 1x Component, 1x S Video
480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, & HD Ready
All for $949.00 US Dollars.
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Looks like a very good TV. One of the TV I linked has all of the same features and the same resolution capabilities it however is 37" and only $50 more.
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post #7 of 7
I'd say at least 30" for the TV....24" widescreen is small as a TV.
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