Right now, there are so many 32-40" LED HDTVs for sale in the $250-300 range, it makes little sense to buy a tiny high quality monitor since the HDTVs do so much more.
Besides that, there's the size issue. If viewing angles will at all become an issue (hard to imagine this in a typically sized bedroom though), you would be better off with a *wider* (e.g.larger) display that won't suffer the same issue. In other words, the $250-300 32" HDTV will provide a better viewing angle/be easier to watch a movie on than the tiny IPS monitor would.
More importantly, how are you going to handle sound?
I am looking to buy a small (24-27") display for my bedroom, in order to watch some TV and a bit of Netflix, etc. I will not be using it with an ordinary computer, but with a Chromecast.
My bedroom does not get a lot of direct sunlight, but I'm concerned viewing angles could become an issue.
I am trying to decide between buying an ordinary, average TV set or a better PC IPS monitor and an external decoder to handle TV signals. Price is almost the same.
The TV alternative might be something like this, an average Philips LED (sorry only found a PDF in english):
As for the monitor I'm thinking something like these:
SAMSUNG S24C650PL Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Height, Pivot, Swivel, Tilt LCD Monitor AD-PLS 250 cd/m2 1000:1 / Mega Infinity Built-in Speakers - Newegg.com
Amazon.com: Philips 234E5QDAB/00 237E5Q Edge E-Line, Glossy Black, 23", 16.9, W-LED, 1920x1080, AH-ips, 178/178 (CR10), 1000:1, 6ms: Computers & Accessories
Now in terms of picture quality and viewing angles alone, which would be the better option?
Is the TVs picture enhancement technology enough to offset the better quality of an IPS panel?