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#1 Posted by Pyromk1 (71 posts) -

Hello all

Its come to the point where Im thinking of getting a new screen.

Also my flatmate may be moving out some time soon and will be taking his screen with him.

So im thinking of getting a 32" or maybe slightly smaller and buying one screen for both purposes.

It has to be full 1080p (obv) and It would be great to find one with a high refresh rate, but im struggling to find anything that meets all these criteria and doesnt cost a stupid amount.

any reccomendations?

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (6466 posts) -
#3 Posted by Arthas045 (4860 posts) -

Nice monitor even 3D ready.

#4 Posted by Importz2k1 (21 posts) -
#5 Posted by farrell2k (4601 posts) -
#6 Posted by Arthas045 (4860 posts) -

That monitor is too much money. I bought this two weeks ago: http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-LED32C45RQD-32-1080p-60Hz-Class-LED-3.1-ultra-slim-HDTV-DVD-Combo/23984218 I can't say enough good things about it.

I don't know man. The link posted above Predator linked a monitor not a TV. The response time will be faster and its also 120HZ+. Also the monitor is 3D ready out of the box, myself I would spend the extra 100 bucks and get the monitor.

The only thing that sucks about getting a monitor and using it for a TV is that you have no remote.

#7 Posted by kraken2109 (12682 posts) -

TVs never look as good as a monitor with a PC. The only disadvantage of a monitor is that the speakers suck, but as modern TVs get thinner and thinner the speakers get worse, so I wouldn't want to use TV speakers anyway.

#8 Posted by Cyberdot (3368 posts) -

Don't get a TV, get a monitor instead. They are much better for gaming because of superior response time.

#9 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2528 posts) -
#10 Edited by KHAndAnime (12717 posts) -
@_SKatEDiRt_ said:

@farrell2k said:

That monitor is too much money. I bought this two weeks ago: http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-LED32C45RQD-32-1080p-60Hz-Class-LED-3.1-ultra-slim-HDTV-DVD-Combo/23984218 I can't say enough good things about it.

Well you screwed yourself. the extra dough is well worth it

Indeed. A monitor is one of the most important parts of your setup - it's what you view everything through. It's best not to cheap out on it. $250 for a monitor is fine for a budget rig but I'd try to spend more if you use your PC often and have decent hardware.

@Cyberdot said:

Don't get a TV, get a monitor instead. They are much better for gaming because of superior response time.

Some TV's don't actually have all that much input lag, so monitors aren't necessarily better for gaming. Some TV's also have much better picture than what you'd find on an ordinary monitor. Still, if you're looking for a high refresh rate - monitors are the way to go. Cheaper TVs are pretty bad when it comes to input lag. Cheaper monitors - not so much.

#11 Posted by Pyromk1 (71 posts) -

...so... in essence I cant have my cake and eat it

Its either going to be monitor or TV... dammit!

#12 Edited by Arthas045 (4860 posts) -

@Pyromk1 said:

...so... in essence I cant have my cake and eat it

Its either going to be monitor or TV... dammit!

I use a monitor for a TV and I have no complaints. Like I said just sucks not having a remote, but its a minor inconvience.

My STB still lets me control the channels and volume through the STB.