Which Display Would You Buy?

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Which Display Would You Buy?

Post by jtm55 » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:37 pm

Hi All,

I'm in the market for a new Semi Large Screen Monitor, however I'm not quite sure which way I should go. Here are the choices, 30" LCD from either HP, Dell or Samsung. 27" LCD Monitor from either Dell or Samsung. Or the most interesting choice a 32" HD LCD TV Display from Sharp able to display 1920 x 1080P. All of these displays are more or less priced the same. I must admit the idea of having a "do everything" display is really enticing. From what I've been able to find out about the 30" LCD's is that if you want to Game at an acceptable frame rate you'd need to go with either a Crossfire or SLI setup. I'm not interested in either one of those solutions. With the 27" Monitors, the price between them & the 32" HD LCD TV is only a couple of hundred dollars. I'd be using this primarily as a desktop display. I've seen so much conflicting info concerning using a HD LCD TV as a computer Monitor that I'm not sure which way to go. The HD LCD TV I'm considering is the Sharp Aquos LC-32GP1U display. I'd really appreciate all opinions on this. My thanks to all who respond.
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Re: Which Display Would You Buy?

Post by stev » Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:51 am

The HP w2408 Vivid Color 24-inch Widescreen Flat-Panel Monitor is only $630 with FREE shipping. Look up this nice display and read the specs. It has nearly everything one would need.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/produc ... e3/PDP_PDP

The HP LC3772N 37-inch High Definition LCD TV is only $999 with FREE shipping and supports an array of digital and analog inputs, including an integrated HDTV tuner, three HDMI and two dual component video ports, and PC VGA.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/store/produc ... e3/PDP_PDP

While searching, the current HP product lineup doens't have any 30~35-inch "LCD" displays. :?

In the past while looking at the Sharp LCDs, some are great and while others have been bombs; resolution or picture quality are trade offs.

Currently I'm using a HP L2035 20.1-inch TFT LCD Widescreen Flat-Panel Monitor. It listed for nearly $999 when it first came out. It now lists for under $700 or so four years later. So you can see how the prices on the above are less cost for more options and more screen size. :)

I've not had any experience with the Dell's or Samsungs.
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Re: Which Display Would You Buy?

Post by Zelig » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:41 pm

The Sharp Aquos line is superb, I don't have one myself, but they've been highly recommended to me by a number of friends/sources. Try to get into a store to test out what you want, if you're shelling out for cash for an item like that, they should let you play with a display model to make sure it's what you want.

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Re: Which Display Would You Buy?

Post by dgood » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:57 pm

That's a touch question. I"d go for the lcd tv as my parents just got a 42" lcd tv with 1080p and with an hdmi/dvi converter (tv didn't have dvi) I was gaming on 1920x1080. However make sure the tv has dvi in or you won't be able to see picture until you hit the os itself. So no bios nothing if you are looking to tweak. The picture quality is great and the tv's have so many options plus then you can run other things into it in your room or wherever the tv is other than just the computer. Which is also awesome.
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Re: Which Display Would You Buy?

Post by Zelig » Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:05 pm

dgood wrote:That's a touch question. I"d go for the lcd tv as my parents just got a 42" lcd tv with 1080p and with an hdmi/dvi converter (tv didn't have dvi) I was gaming on 1920x1080. However make sure the tv has dvi in or you won't be able to see picture until you hit the os itself. So no bios nothing if you are looking to tweak. The picture quality is great and the tv's have so many options plus then you can run other things into it in your room or wherever the tv is other than just the computer. Which is also awesome.
Good LCD monitors can do most of this. I've got a Dell 2407WFP-HC, it's got analog, dvi, composite, component and vga input (not mentioning the 7-in-one card reader or extra usb ports), and hums along at 1920x1200, while it can show lower resolutions as stretched, aspect ratio, or 1:1. The main advantage of "TVs" as opposed to "computer monitors" is simply their increased size.

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