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LCD monitor or LCD TV?


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First off, sorry if this is in the wrong section of the forum.

Basically to cut the story short, I have moved out for university this year. I have everything at home, e.g. tv, ps3, pc etc etc. Tbh what i need is a monitor mainly for playing ps3 but it needs to be a good size 24" above, hdmi input for around £150 max for a monitor or around £300 for a 32" 720p lcd tv. If i get a monitor, the only thing missing will be speakers.

I will be using it mostly for ps3 whenever I can so I want to prevent my self spending uneccessary money which I will eventually have to pay back!!

What do you think are my best options?

Thank you. :)


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It would depend on whether you will be using it on the PC a lot and what size you think you can live with.

If it was me, if it was for PC usage as well, I'd either just go for a 24" monitor, or if I wanted bigger, I'd pay a little extra and stretch to a 32" 1080p TV. There are a few to choose from at around the £350 - £400 mark.

Of course, if you're only using it for the PS3, then just go for a 32" 720p.


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Thanks fhpt for your reply. Thing is, if I buy a 32" lcd tv I would most definately want to play my blu rays on it too! I know some of these 720p and 1080p 32" lcd's are going for a very tempting price as well! I've heard different things though about 1080p only presenting a true 1080p image from around a 47" + screen, so would it be worth another £50 to get a 1080p set?

Thanks. :thumbsup:


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It certainly would be worthwhile if using your PC on it, as you would be able to run at 1920x1080 resolution, rather than 1366x768, which makes a big difference, allowing you to fit more on the screen.

You probably wouldn't notice the difference, if only watching movies on it.

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