i am looking into doing the same thing you are specifically with the 26" model. although i'd like a first hand account of how well it works the specifications have proven fairly helpful. the sharp uses a native resolution of wxga. so it won't perfectly display 1600x1200 resolution like an expensive dvi lcd monitor. but the image should be acceptable, and having the other inputs is invaluable to save money on a hdtv capture card, which i have yet to discover.