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.....J3r3my, if I hook it up to my pc........lol, never mind. Consider this thread closed, anyways my dad says that anything in the price range of the Sharp or this Apple monitor is too much so I am now looking more into the sub $1000 Direct View CRT displays, namely flat tubes with 720p displays.
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Yeah, I see 'em all the time at the Apple stores, absolutely fantastic. But no one is answering my questions, would this accept standard (480i) and high def (720p and 1080i/p) signals or not? And would I be able to use this thing as a TV for watching TV/MOVIES/Playing console games.
Computer displays can only output progressive scans.

With my old XBox I hooked it up to one of my monitors and with just the menu displayed it wouldn't show up on the screen. It will say something to the effect of frequency out of range since it is trying to display an interlaced video signal. To get it to work you have to enable 480p in the menu (pressing the two triggers as well as the two thumbstick buttons all at the same time).

In short, you're video signal has to put out a progressive signal for it to work correctly. You can get 1080i to work but the picture may look really dim or not be displayed at all.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889107001 heres a good one for price wise thats is
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