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What is the best tv or monitor to use?

by RoyalBlueBear / August 12, 2013 9:26 AM PDT

What is the best tv, hdtv or monitor to use with a desktop computer?

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Depends on use.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2013 11:22 AM PDT

For some it's all about video work so a plasma still rules for deep color gamut.
Gamers may create image retention so they'll likely go LCD or even ultrawide screen (see link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3ut4hj85Hg )

A desktop computer has so many uses that you may want to think over use.
Bob

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Get a Smart, HDTV
by pauly1651 / August 16, 2013 12:16 PM PDT

I got a 32" Vizio, HDTV that is internet ready.
It has every plug in the back you could need.
It is connected to my home network, and I use it as the monitor for a HTPC that I set up in the front room running off an HDMI cable from the PC.
And it can be used as a stand alone TV to watch Netflix, Pandora and other apps, right off the internet.
Vizio is not the only company that makes these, I just found one on sale at Amazon, and grabbed it.
Just make sure you have a decent video card or onboard HDMI capable graphics on the PC if you do this.

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The one attached to it.
by Hartiq / August 17, 2013 2:36 AM PDT

Seriously, there is no such animal as "the best". Find one you like the look of online, see if you can see it working in a shop, and try playing with it if they'll let you and, if you still like it, buy it and be happy.
Yes, two weeks later, Bubba down the street will have a TV ten times as wide, with millions more options, a remote that needs a wheelbarrow and several thousand connectors but so what?
Yes, your TV/Monitor will be obsolete before it's even shipped from the manufacturer, again so what?
If *you* are happy with it then it is by definition the best.
That said, I'd go for an AOC monitor of at least 23 inches with as many connections as possible for as little money as I could find one costing. Why? Well that's what I'm using now and it's very good.
I admit to being biased.
I love things that work.

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Eizo or La Cie for the "Best"
by kydna / August 29, 2013 5:36 AM PDT

Eizo and La Cie can't be beat for fidelity. NEC makes some great ones also. I use a NEC monitor for Photoshop because they are a little bit less expensive than the two aforementioned companies without taking a hit quality-wise.

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