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Old 11-23-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default 27" LCD Computer Monitor Vs. 26" LED LCD HDTV

The 27" LCD Computer Monitor - 319$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0HD%20HDMI%20W

The 26" LED LCD HDTV - 499$

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...V%20&cp=1&lp=1

The TV has less resolution. What's the difference, and would I be better off buying the Computer Monitor? Main use would be for gaming, and my computer!
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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For gaming I would go with the monitor because HDTVs usually have an issue with input lag.
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Definately go with the monitor. In addition to the lag issue a HDTV may have overscan which is something you don't want.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:30 PM   #4
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Would the 27" Monitor be better then this HDTV? Again this is mainly for gaming.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+32%...&skuId=9778486
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Would the 27" Monitor be better then this HDTV? Again this is mainly for gaming.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+32%...&skuId=9778486
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:50 AM   #6
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I'll be using my tv or monitor for my computer as well. The only problem with this monitor, is will I be able to hook my Macbook Pro and my PS3 up at the same time to the TV. The monitor has one DVI, D-Sub, HDMI, and Display port. I would use the HDMI port for my PS3, is there some separate port for my Macbook. I know it's a smaller HDMI, does that give the cord a different name, or different slot name?, thanks.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #7
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Does anyone know what cable slots i should be looking for?
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Does anyone know what cable slots i should be looking for?
You can use the DVI or D-sub port for the computer. If your computer has a HDMI output then use a HDMI to DVI cable. If your computer has a VGA output then use a VGA monitor cable and connect to the D-sub. In both cases you will need to run a separate audio cable.
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Old 11-27-2010, 06:18 PM   #9
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Found out my Laptop has a miniDisplayPort. Is there a way to link to to my tv, and still have audio?
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