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Old 04-17-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'm buying a new computer and i want it to also be my TV, and i was wondering what would be the best monitor from http://www.tigerdirect.ca/indexca.asp?. I would like it to be under $1000 canadian.

I was also wondering is it possible to have two monitors hooked up at once, and have 2 diferent things on each(One for watching TV and one for going on the internet/playing games), and have them work at the same time?
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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Ok, since you want to use it to watch TV at the same time use the monitor for regular computer stuff--you'll need to get this kind of monitor:

Westinghouse 17" Flat-Panel LCD TV with PC Input and Picture-in-Picture:

"This LCD TV pulls double duty as a computer monitor for a brighter, clearer workstation. The slim wall-mountable design allows extremely flexible placement ideal for a kitchen, office, bedroom and more.

PC input allows you to use TV as a computer monitor.

Adjustable multimode picture-in-picture allows you to watch one source while you keep your eye on another.

Add a wall mount to display this TV in style."

Read more here---

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1091099823074

As for setting up multpile monitors so you can do lots of different things simultaneously, it can be done. You'll need a video card that supports dual monitors or if you dont, buy a monitor switch box and connect both monitors to it. Hook those monitors up and configure in the Display properties for dual monitors.
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I would personnal go with a dell monitor, very high quality, they do big 24 inch monitors with every port possible!!!! They'll cost u though
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I would personnal go with a dell monitor, very high quality, they do big 24 inch monitors with every port possible!!!! They'll cost u though
Althought they look crisp they really are made to a low qulaity and dont work to good with the high end gfx cards, if your serious a LG or Sharp monitor would be a wise choice.
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:54 PM   #5
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Althought they look crisp they really are made to a low qulaity and dont work to good with the high end gfx cards, if your serious a LG or Sharp monitor would be a wise choice.

I beg to differ there dude. This dell I have is made by Sony using the black masked trinitron tube and driver board. As for the pic, it's to die for...
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...8288&CatId=170

I've bin looking at this one and comparing it to LG and sharp monitors, and the specs are better. There is also a lot of good reviews, but i have never heard of this company before. What do you guys think?
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Very good brand. It's more of a commerical brand name. Office enviroment stuff. But the ones I've seen, killer picture.
They are also make the finest ram chips in the world.
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my friend is using a 6800 Ultra and the 24inch dell wide screen. Those are graphics to die for. And i saw it going for $1119 from dell.
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I'm going to be using the 6800 ultra with this monitor, hopefully it will kick ass too.
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