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Best tv for a computer monitor

by Mandos99 / July 4, 2011 3:01 AM PDT

I would like to buy a tv for a computer monitor in order to save both space and money (it would also be the tv.) What is the best size for using both pc-gaming, general use, xbox gaming, and Kinect gaming. viewing distance for pc use would be around 4 feet.

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Not possible.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 3:06 AM PDT

You have personal choices such as antiglare or not, if you like the color or not and so on. And you didn't tell much about the PC and it's video output capability. For example those netbooks rarely play video on the big screen.

Try this. Go shopping, find models you like, in the price you like (it's a big world so prices are not possible to meet in the forum) and then short list a few for the members to comment on.

Extended warranties are a good idea. Costco was great about that.
Bob

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More specs...
by Mandos99 / July 4, 2011 6:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Not possible.

I don't care about color... The pc has hdmi and VGA...I waz looking at a vizio in my price range... its 42 in. would using it within 7 feet percent any problems... Its 120 mhz.... 1080p and plenty of ports.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2011 11:17 PM PDT
In reply to: More specs...

Are personal choices. You can find the discussions about brands easily enough but Vizio has had some dozen or maybe more 42 inch models so without a year and model number I could not see if any review was unkind.

Why not get that detail, head to google and see what the reviews write?

As to 7 feet your cable length should not be a problem.

---> But here's a common complaint. Folk often misunderstand what the 120Hz means. It does not mean you can feed it some 120Hz video signal.
Bob

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