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Is this more of a TV than a monitor?

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http://www.wegotbetterdeals.com/tosh...hed-p-454.html

I saw this while looking for a TV. It seems to be a standard HDTV to me however it says "monitor" in the description. Can someone please elaborate on this?
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It's a TV:
* Panel Resolution: 1366 x 768
* No DVI
* V-Chip
* Remote
* Speakers
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Perhaps its a "monitor", because it is tunerless?

Looks like a TV to me due to its low resolution, all of those filters and other gadgets..
Edited by Mike-O - 5/23/08 at 10:16am
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and tunerless means that it can't be a TV until it gets one? Sorry i know nothing of HDTV's and how tuners work.
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Yeah, you would need a cable/satellite tuner, whichever you are using.

A tuner makes the incoming cable/satellite signal into picture for your monitor or TV.
Edited by Mike-O - 5/23/08 at 10:28am
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Ah i see thank you guys very much. Rep+ to both
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Yes as of last year it is illegal to sell a "TV" that does not have a qam/atsc tuner in it
you have to label it a "monitor" since all it can do is display signal from source , not
produce its own signal ..

This was due to the law changing all broadcast tv to HD (ATSC) in 09.
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Oh i see that makes sense. So for it to work with even basic cable it needs some kind of tuner as well huh?
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Originally Posted by Sora1421 View Post
Oh i see that makes sense. So for it to work with even basic cable it needs some kind of tuner as well huh?
Yup... if you are using a Set Top Box, you don't need a tuner though.
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A set top box...as in like digital cable?
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