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    so i need a new tv/monitor and dont know what one to get!

    ill be hooking my xbox to it and also my computer and really dont wanna have two screens in my room?
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    Xbox and PC only? Monitor.

    Will you be sitting at a desk, 2-4feet away?
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    Personally, I'd go for a nice monitor. It's easy to get a decent set of speakers and a TV tuner if you really need tv.
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    wouldnt the tv have better picture quality though?
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    (Original post by fuze-mo25)
    wouldnt the tv have better picture quality though?
    not really you can get hd monitors

    buying a monitor also removes any need for a tv license (some stroes have decided that there gona make you apply as you buy a tv despite not needing a license for gaming)
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    (Original post by fuze-mo25)
    wouldnt the tv have better picture quality though?
    No. PC monitors have always been superior. Higher resolutions, higher PPI, higher refresh rates.

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    not really you can get hd monitors
    'HD' is just a marketing term for selling TVs. The whole business of '1080p' means very little when it comes to PC monitors, especially given that they've always been progressive (p) as opposed to televisions typically being interlaced.

    As for whether you go for a TV or a monitor, I guess that depends on your budget. It's pretty much a choice of quality vs quantity; large television versus a smaller but higher quality monitor.
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    (Original post by kopite493)

    buying a monitor also removes any need for a tv license (some stroes have decided that there gona make you apply as you buy a tv despite not needing a license for gaming)
    Buy it online.
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    does a computer work well with a tv?
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    (Original post by fuze-mo25)
    does a computer work well with a tv?
    At least part of that depends on the size of the tv and where you're sitting.

    For working at a desk a 24" screen is around the largest you'll want. It's likely a screen that size will be 1920x1080.

    TV's will go bigger but usually don't increase the resolution. This effectivly just means you'll want to sit further back for using it comfortably.

    If you really need extra screen real-estate some monitors have better resolutions than 1920x1080
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    Go for a monitor with HDMI OUT PUT U WILL SAVE SOME BUCKS make sure its 1080p atleast
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    looks for the same thing OP. Want to hook up my ps3 and PC without more than one monitor (not enough space)

    If you get a monitor let me know what one please?

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