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Standard LCD vs. computer montor LCD

by smleeth / October 16, 2007 7:48 AM PDT

I want to upgrade the television in my bedroom. I am currently looking at mid-20" sets but wouldn't be opposed to going as high as 32" if the price was right.

Here's my question...I've looked at both regular LCD sets and LCD computer monitors. Why would I choose one over the other? I currently have a laptop with a 17" LCD and I don't forsee myself using the new set as a monitor that much, but should I be looking into those models? The majority of the programming I plan on watching on the new set will be a 720p or 1080i signal from a HD channel on DirecTV. I also will not be using the set's speakers as I have a nice hifi setup in that room.

Thanks for any help and/or suggestions. I already own a 50" Samsung plasma that I picked up after researching and asking around on these boards so I thought I'd pick your brains again. Feel free to recommend any model (especially under $500) that you're particularly fond of...

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