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Old 11-17-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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'Ello Chaps

Decided it's time for me to buy a new 'multi-purpose' monitor. At the moment, the monitor I have is pretty alright, it's a 17" "Philips 170B2" and does what I wanted it to do when I bought it 4 odd years ago.

Now the monitor is to small, has a few dead pixels and I need something a bit newer and easier on the eyes.

Already decided I'm going to need an LCD flatscreen, no CRTs. Has to be at least 20"+ as I want this monitor to be sufficent to act as a TV aswell as a PC monitor (Why I want it to be a fairly big size). Although I'm not entirely sure whether you can have one for both those tasks or what to look for to tell if it can?

I've read a bit about refresh rates, screen ratios and screen resolution but don't completely understand what's good and whats not. Some assistance in that area would be appreciated also :-)

Budget can be streched a little as ideally I would like this to be a Tv and Pc monitor so I don't have to go out and spend an extra X to buy a Tv.

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How much ya got to spend? U in the US?
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Old 11-17-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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I like this one

but yeah a price range would be nice...

and if you have a TV tuner in the PC or whether your monitor/TV needs to have a tuner in it would be helpful as well...this one has a TV tuner...
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Are you going to be connecting it via DVI or VGA??
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:47 PM   #5
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Just get as as high brightness and contrast aas you can in your price range. And read some reviews
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:49 PM   #6
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I'm in the Uk chaps 8)

And I've got about 600 quid to spend maybe more maybe less.

DVI or VGA? No idea? Definitions?

Thought my comp had a Tv tuner in it, having second thoughts now as I've never bothered to check before.

Can any recommend sites to have a look around, I checked amazon didn't seem to have much, nor did PC world.

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:59 PM   #7
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Get DVI if you can, check if your PC outputs DVI. Look for a white connecter for a monitor. It should have lots of little holes and a section where it looks like a +.
Check google if you're not sure about it
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Heres a few, give us some more info about what you want tho, so we can help you better
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MO-009-DE
http://www.dabs.com/productlist.aspx...eMode=1#Paging
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