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#63052 20-Jun-2010 00:07
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I'm thinking of upscaling to a larger TV and since I use an HTPC I don't need a tuner in my next TV so I thought I may as well purchase a large monitor. I'm looking around in the 42" size.

Is there anything I should be aware of when looking at monitors? Does anyone have any suggestions for brand or model?


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  #343363 20-Jun-2010 01:43
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Can you give us an example of what you've been looking at? Last time I looked at "monitors" that large they were really just TV's without tuners and the interned use was for public display, shop windows etc. On a smaller scale it works out great. I have a 24" monitor on a MediaPortal client in the bedroom. You won't find a 24" TV at anywhere near what I paid for the monitor. 1080p too.


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  #343374 20-Jun-2010 06:39
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I think you will find it is more expensive to get just a monitor rather then a TV at that size.

There is just not the volume of sales in that area to drive prices down.

I use a external turner on a 22" monitor but the last time I looked even at that size there is not a significant savings. 

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  #343452 20-Jun-2010 14:02
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Yes, I came to the same conclusion after some more investigation.  The TV's a cheaper at that price.  Oh well, a new TV it is then.

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