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I'm currently looking at buying an lcd tv for both my computer and xbox 360. the link to the tv is below

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5623471

now my question is.....will this 26in lcd tv be good for playing computer games? will it look ok? and will the text be blurred? I'm assuming not since its LCD. just looking for your guys opinion.
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post #2 of 28
I'd save up a bit more and get a 24" LCD monitor with component input for your X-Box. You be disappointed with the res you get on the 26".
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post #3 of 28
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will it really be that bad of a res? i mean i'v seen somone use a 42in plasma or lcd tv once and it looked rly good
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so wat would be the difference between the tv from walmart and those from newegg and tiger. there only 1in bigger except for those 32in ones, and the res is the same. i rly like the look of the one form walmart better tho..
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well, my input. i have a 36" i use....
i run at 1360x768. not huge.... but it is enough room for me.....
text isnt blurry.... its not ultra crisp... but not difficult to read by any means.....
plus, with a monitor, you cant watch tv on it w.o a tv tuner in your comp..
i like my tv... but thats my opinion
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post #7 of 28
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u wouldnt think u would be able to snap a picture of your tv with your computer running on it could ya? so i can get an idea of how it looks. thnx
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It should work fine, the response time will not be as good as a computer lcd, and you will be limited to certian resolution's. As for the X-Box, I think the previous post is right, you will need a tv with component input to get the best picture, becaue I don't think you can get dvi or hdmi from an x-box 360. With out component input you will be limited to s-video quality on the x-box.
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post #9 of 28
Ebay: Gateway FPD2485W -- Make sure you get the March version.

You can get it on Ebay brand new for about the same price as that 26" screen. Higher Resolution, HDCP decoding by the best in the business, and you can pair it with your Xbox 360.

You'll be disappointed with the resolution of that 26" LCD and more-than-likely the quality. You can always take it back, but the headache isn't worth it.
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It should work fine, the response time will not be as good as a computer lcd, and you will be limited to certian resolution's. As for the X-Box, I think the previous post is right, you will need a tv with component input to get the best picture, becaue I don't think you can get dvi or hdmi from an x-box 360. With out component input you will be limited to s-video quality on the x-box.
i have the HD vga cable for the 360 so i'm all set there
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