Hi can someone advise me on what is needed specification wise on a PC to hook up to my LG 32lxr2. I am looking to go out and buy a base unit only, can I buy any PC from the shelf or will it need certain devices for it all to work?
Well, i have taken a quick look at the specs of your LCD and it has both DVI and HDMI, you will be unlikely to find a pc with HDMI so look for a pc that has a DVI connection. It also has a native 16:9 reolution so you should be fine on that front, it's probably worth checking that the adapter supports 1366x768 so you can get 1to1 pixel mapping. I believe the gforce 6600 series does.
Also probably worth picking up a decent DVI cable whilst your out, just make sure it carries DVI-D, most do.
I visited PC World at the weekend and found it difficult to find PCs with DVI outputs. They are definitely available of the shelf although at a cost. Is it possible to link up some other way apart from DVI? This would bring the cost down to a level I am prepared to pay. Baring in mind all I will be using it for is internet access and music so movie quality wont be necessary.