Dell XPS410 does not mean anything, all that matter is what is under the hood. I am sure 100% that it will play dvd's, almost all computers made in the past 5 years will play a DVD unless the DVD drive is bad.
For the tv, just get a 26" (or whatever size) TV that has a VGA port, most do and hook up the PC to the VGA port or if you PC has a HDMI port do it that way, since most tv's have more then one HDMI port then you can add another hdmi device with out getting a hdmi extender box. And a TV will be cheaper then a monitor and with a tv you can watch stuff over the air, better PQ depending on brand and speakers too.
Hi. I want to buy a new bigger computer monitor to replace my current monitor. I would like the new monitor to be a computer monitor and replace a TV monitor that I am using with a DVD player. The TV monitor is placed on the wall right above my computer monitor. I was hoping to replace both and have one that I can be used as a computer screen and be used to play movies. My current computer monitor is 20". I would like to go to about a 23-24" screen. Is this a good idea? Is my current computer system strong enough to play movies sufficiently? If it is OK, here is some info: my current system is a Dell XPS410 and it has Vista. I know so little about computers that I am not sure what other info you might need. Any help and any suggestions for products would be great. Thanks.