Best for Xbox 360 - PC monitor or TV?

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#1 Posted by lenny2001 (158 posts) -

hello gamers i have a problem and that is i have a very old tv, and it has very low rez its ruined my xbox gamingbecausei cant really see the text if i play dragon age example. only if im are sitting 1,5-2 meter from the tv so, so now its time to get a new tv or PC Monitor for my xbox! and i would ask u people for help what 'Screen' should i get? TV or PC Monitor? to my xbox 360?

//Lenny

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#2 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

Depends on how much space you have where you game. I have a 23' samsung HD monitor. Games look great on it. When my old CRT dies and I have to get a new tv, I will get a large HD tv. Until then, I am very happy with the monitor running my 360/PS3.

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#3 Posted by lenny2001 (158 posts) -
i live in a 42 square meters apartment, but what would you suggest to be the best 'screen' for RPG games like DA 1, 2 Elder scrolls and FPS( HALO Reach)? monitor or tv
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#4 Posted by jazzyrider (1085 posts) -
Your best bet honestly is a tv. Some monitors don't have built-in speakers so unless you have speakers already. Also take into consideration if you'll be using this for computer use...some tv's are actually monitors too and have inputs for computer (DVI/VGA) plus regular devices (HDMI, composite, component) so it all depends on brand/model and price range you'll be spending. So what size, brand and models are you considering? This might help on choices and what you plan on using this tv/monitor for.
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#5 Posted by Namgis (3592 posts) -

I'm in a 65 square meter place, and I am looking at getting a 47' HD tv. The thin size of tv's now a days is great for smaller apartments. I would go for a good size tv. Monitors are limited in size. plus you can run your pc through tvs now.

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#6 Posted by laliberte11 (4246 posts) -

PC monitors are the way to go, smaller but much more crisp than tvs

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#7 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
i live in a 42 square meters apartment, but what would you suggest to be the best 'screen' for RPG games like DA 1, 2 Elder scrolls and FPS( HALO Reach)? monitor or tvlenny2001
All this use of meters confuse me.
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#8 Posted by shawn7324 (8690 posts) -

My 24 inch monitor has a little better picture but I still play only on my 42 inch samsung plasma & 50 inch sony lcd.

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#9 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I like to use my tv becuase then I can relax on my couch instead of sitting at my computer chair infront of moniter which I do to much as it is.
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#10 Posted by shawn7324 (8690 posts) -
I like to use my tv becuase then I can relax on my couch instead of sitting at my computer chair infront of moniter which I do to much as it is. AutoPilotOn
What? I lay in my bed relaxed as can be & play games plus watch movies on my monitor all the time so your comment make no sense what so ever.
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#11 Posted by sandeep410 (1180 posts) -

I use my 360 on my monitor. But it looks better while playing on my 32'' LCD TV or you can buy a 3D capable monitor which are cheaper than those 3D TV.

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#12 Posted by red-ray (881 posts) -
Go for bigger tvs, you can buy a decent 42 inch samsung under 1000$.
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#13 Posted by realguitarhero5 (4169 posts) -

I'm using a monitor. The aspect ratio isn't quite right and it's blurry. I say TV is better.

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#14 Posted by EzekyleAbadon (1390 posts) -

I believe that the price/performance ratio of a monitor is vastly better

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#15 Posted by stucazedmacca (27 posts) -
40" tv one side of the Fireplace, Xbox on 24" 1080 monitor other side, i prefer the monitor tbh.
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#16 Posted by Morgan_Kell (25 posts) -
If you go for a pc monitor, get one that has a 16:9 ratio as it's the native ratio of 720p/1080p content. 16:10 is pretty common on the PC but if the display doesn't support proper display of 16:9 content then your picture will be stretched. It's only slight but still....
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#17 Posted by Enid_Green (1261 posts) -

I play shooters and similar games that require good attention to detail on my PC monitor because it's a lot easier to have greater focus for small detail on a smaller image. You can buy adapters at Radioshack for like $6 to solve the sound problem (use either computer speakers you already have or some comfortable headphones).

If I'm playing something splitscreen I use my 42" flatscreen.

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#18 Posted by sukraj (27501 posts) -

I would rather use a 50 inch tv and sit on a comfy couchthan play on a small monitor.

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#19 Posted by kenchen23 (486 posts) -

tv in store now wont work for game because of input lag if that bug you. Get a pc monitor, max size is 27" for $300 or you can maybe find some tv with low input lag.

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#20 Posted by daviwinn (4827 posts) -
If you go for a pc monitor, get one that has a 16:9 ratio as it's the native ratio of 720p/1080p content. 16:10 is pretty common on the PC but if the display doesn't support proper display of 16:9 content then your picture will be stretched. It's only slight but still....Morgan_Kell
Microsoft fixed that over a year ago, pretty much all 16:10 resolutions are supported now. On topic I'd say it depens on what size your going for. Once you get over 24 inches, monitors get expensive and a TV would be best. I do most of my gaming on 22 inch Samsung Monitors. I only use the big TV for Guitar Hero and the Kinct.
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#21 Posted by BFKZ (1727 posts) -

Iam using samsung 2333hd 1080p monitor...i actually like it more than the 32inch tv...but the only thing i've seen that looks better is the 52inch samsung imo...