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Well I have an Xbox360 and am using the 360-VGA cable to my 22'' monitor.

I'm wanting an HDTV but I'm wondering if 1080p is all its cracked up to be...

I was contemplating between a nice 30'' or bigger 720p TV and then spending money on a better monitor just for my computer system.

Orrr buying a highquality $1000.00+ 1080p HDTV and using it for both my 360 and my Computer...

Decisions, decisions....
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post #2 of 22
It depends on how far away you sit from the screen.
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post #3 of 22
If you are going to be close to the monitor, then I recommend forgoing HDTVs and getting a good 24"er (2408WFP has a load of inputs and is a great panel). Obviously, it's smaller, but closer up, the pixel density is higher. This would also be perfect for a PC.

I don't think HDTVs are great for PCs. The pixel density is too low, in my opinion. Probably because I'd dislike being far enough away when using a computer.

I think 1080p is extremely nice when you are gaming at watching stuff. Although be warned - upscaled stuff looks worse at higher resolutions than at lower resolutions. If you have HD content to watch, fine, if not, probably not a great investment. As you are talking about your 360, I'll presume it's fine.
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post #4 of 22
I use my 360 and ps3 onmy 22" monitor and sometimes hook them up to my 32" 1080i and 27"1080i and the picture is phenomenly better then my monitor. I dont know how computers look on them though.
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post #5 of 22
Unless you use it like a computer monitor (i.e. sit like 2 feet from the screen), 1080p is only worth it for a TV at around 40" or higher.
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post #6 of 22
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What about one of these?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116123

It's native resolution isn't what would be considerd 720p or 1080p but it does have HDMI...

I'm trying to find a "Hybrid" I guess... :swearing:
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post #8 of 22
If it's just for the 360, then don't bother with 1080p. Almost nothing renders at 1080p.
But if you're going to watch 1080p movies on it, then do get it =)
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Originally Posted by BonnJovi View Post
What about one of these?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116123

It's native resolution isn't what would be considerd 720p or 1080p but it does have HDMI...

I'm trying to find a "Hybrid" I guess... :swearing:
1920x1200 > 1080p (1920x1080)
1920x1200 >> 720p (1280x720)
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post #10 of 22
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Yeah but the 360-VGA cable doesn't let me run at 16:10 resolutions...

I've got mine running at 1280x1024 on a 22'' 1680x1050...

Dunno I'm kinda lost here
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