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Ok guys so basically the last project failed because of the old tv, so Ive changed my plans and will instead get a new 20- 26 inch lcd tv screen or monitor for my room, to go along with my computer speakers and hopefully normal speakers (other thread dedicated to that)

Now what I want to know is, if I am going to use the screen/monitor for my computer, and then I will probably be purchasing a tv tuner to watch tv on the computer, would it be better to buy a monitor or a tv screen (either one being lcd)?

Would the monitor give me the best video quality of 1080p at a cheaper price than the lcd tv screen for example?

Any recommendations or tips are greatly appreciated.
 
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Sorry, could you possibly answer my question though?
 

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Main difference between computers computer LCD and LCD TV is brightness and contrast ratio. TV will be brighter and have better contrast, computer monitor will be less expensive.
 

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I agree with Marshall. One factor is that a 1920x1200 computer monitor that has DVI with HDCP will normally also have the ability to accept 1080p via the traditional VGA connection -- thereby giving you two different selectable inputs. Response time often is very good for newer LCD computer monitors (4 ms or even 2 ms) giving you less ghosting for hi motion items.

Both Dell (S2409W) and ACER (P241WBD) have good 24" 1920x1200 monitors in the under $400 price range. The new $349 Dell actually has VGA, DVI and HDMI connections and is a more exact 1920x1080 display -- better 16:9 aspect ratio match.
 
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