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Do you think it's worth it to get a large computer monitor?


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#1 leor_77

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:22 AM

I currently have a standard 17 inch dell flat screen monitor. It's the squarish design, not the rectangular, newer design, of most HDTV's. I might be one of the few people on Earth to still have regular, non-flat screen T.V.'s in my house. I recently got Inception on Blu Ray (not the Blu Ray disk, but the actual file on my computer), and the fact that my computer screen is squarish means that the movie size will be rectangular because it can't properly play the 4:3 aspect ratio in full screen. When I buy things, I love to go over the top (i.e. fastest computer, best components, etc.) and so I'm looking at a 25 inch HP computer screen. Is it worth it to get it, or should I just invest in a large HDTV to have in my room to use (I have my computer and T.V. in my room)

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Edited by leor_77, December 05, 2010 - 11:23 AM.


#2 Bynumite17

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:33 AM

Invest in a hdtv. My laptop is hooked up to my tv. Definitely worth it.

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#3 leor_77

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:36 AM

Invest in a hdtv. My laptop is hooked up to my tv. Definitely worth it.


What size is your HDTV? Also, do you only use your HDTV for movies, youtube, etc. Or do you also use it for web browsing, email, etc (i.e. everything).

Edited by leor_77, December 05, 2010 - 11:37 AM.


#4 Bynumite17

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 12:33 PM

What size is your HDTV? Also, do you only use your HDTV for movies, youtube, etc. Or do you also use it for web browsing, email, etc (i.e. everything).



Mine is a 42". I use mine for everything.

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 12:42 PM

I recommend getting a larger monitor, I'm currently on a 19 inch Dell HD monitor and it's fine for me. If you want to go to top of the line go for a monitor of atleast 25-27 inches as you said you were looking at.

After you get the monitor, you should invest your money in a TV tuner. I should be getting one later this month. You can get the USB ones if your computer isn't compatible with the cards.

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 02:25 PM

Mine is a 42". I use mine for everything.

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 04:54 PM

Mine is a 42". I use mine for everything.



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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:11 PM

HDTV, thats where its at

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#9 Notorious Arab

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Posted December 05, 2010 - 11:42 PM

If ur gonna get a monitor, dont get anything above 25". They become super expensive. Look on newegg.com

Edited by TheLakersHighlights, December 05, 2010 - 11:42 PM.

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 02:03 PM

I use my HDTV as a monitor also and it's def. worth it. I would recommend using dual monitors though, use your standard 17 inch for browsing the internet , using word processor, etc.. and use your HDTV for live streams, movies, and gaming. That's how i have it setup in my room and it's awesome.

And btw. Even if you get a wide screen hdtv/monitor, Inception still won't display "full screen" because its aspect ratio is 2.39:1, and all hdtv's are 16:9. So it will still have black bars on top and bottom.

Edited by Spooky, December 06, 2010 - 02:04 PM.





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