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I say screen cause my 21' crt is getting old and I dont know if I want to go with a lcd, lcd tv, projector, or something else (tho I don't think there is anything else). Due to the fact that projectors cost up in the $1000s I'm thinking of going with a lcd tv; that way I could also watch tv and hook up my ps2/x-box/gc/rca cables to the same screen. I like this one but when it says 17', is that still mesured kitty corrner, or along the bottom? If not, then wouldn't that screen be damn small? Thanks for your help.
 

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i used an hdtv lcd tv on my computer before. and i must say it looked like ****. i think what lends to that fact is the TV did not have the best manufacturer, and i didn't have any dvi cables to connect with, so i ended using svideo. the text was all blurry, and it only worked at a resolution of 1024 x 768. i hooked up my satellite box to the tv, and it was crystal clear, so i have to say that lcd tv's arent the greatest for pc's.
 

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Hmmm...Well I am looking for one with a dvi port and at least a 1280 x 1024 resolution.
 

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i used an hdtv lcd tv on my computer before. and i must say it looked like ****. i think what lends to that fact is the TV did not have the best manufacturer, and i didn't have any dvi cables to connect with, so i ended using svideo. the text was all blurry, and it only worked at a resolution of 1024 x 768. i hooked up my satellite box to the tv, and it was crystal clear, so i have to say that lcd tv's arent the greatest for pc's.

That is why you never ever use S-Video or Composite (Yellow RCA). Since those cables can't handle "HD" Resolutions, you'll get a crappy, blurry picture. In order to use the higher resolutions you must use either DVI or Component.

VDDZ: If you don't need a large screen, then that 17" widescreen LCD looks pretty good...However it's odd how it does 1280x1024 since that isn't a "widescreen resolution". I'd personally use 1280x800 or 1280x720 since they are more "widescreen".
 
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