Another 22-inch widescreen LCD for $179.99 shipped, this one with HDCP!

Although it lacks an HDMI interface, this monitor does have a DVI input that supports HDCP--so it's all set for Blu-ray.

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I'm hoping this is the start of a trend. Last week we had a 22-inch Soyo LCD monitor for $179.99 shipped, no rebates required. On Monday, Buy.com has a 22-inch AOC Envision LCD monitor for $179.99 shipped, and it's even better: Unlike the Soyo, it supports HDCP. That means if you plug it into a PC equipped with a Blu-ray drive, you'll have no trouble watching movies.

In other respects, the AOC stacks up nicely. It has a native resolution of 1,680 by 1,050 (not quite 1,080p, but more than sufficient for a monitor of this size), a 5ms response time, a 170-degree viewing angle, and built-in speakers. In addition to its HDCP-lovin' DVI interface, it offers a regular old VGA input.

In short, it's slightly more killer than last week's killer LCD, at least in the spec department. CNET hasn't reviewed this model, but does have more specs and an overview. If you already own this model, hit the Comments and let everyone know if it's a winner.

 

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