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Old June 19, 2009, 08:41 AM
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Hey guys, I'm looking for a present for my dad, right now he has a 19 inch 4:3 crt and a 15 inch tv in his apartment, so what i want to do is upgrade him to like a 24 inch monitor or small hdtv, in the monitor case it would have to have the coaxial in...

I know Samsung made a series that did this i think, T240HD or something along those lines and I know lots of people make the small HDTVs with pc inputs, but i always see the VGA inputs, not the good DVI.

So I'm looking for something where he isnt going to lose quality from his PC while still being able to enjoy TV on it, thanks for any help you guys can offer.
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Old June 19, 2009, 09:29 AM
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Old June 19, 2009, 10:21 AM
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I know Samsung made a series that did this i think, T240HD or something along those lines and I know lots of people make the small HDTVs with pc inputs, but i always see the VGA inputs, not the good DVI.
VGA is typically fine since HDTVs aren't exactly high resolution. Small HDTVs are only 1366x768 and the maximum is 1920x1080 on 1080p TVs.

Though you can get a DVI-to-HDMI cable which would solve your worries about no DVI.

However if you do DVI-to-HDMI, the TV needs to support 1:1 pixel mapping otherwise it's going to end up being blurry and over/under-scanned. Thus why VGA is probably the better choice.

My brother has a 26" LG LCD TV and it looks perfect with VGA. Uses it as his PC monitor and to watch TV/play XBOX360.
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I can vouch for the T240 HD, as I own the T220 HD. The screen has a billion inputs, including antenna. A giant menu to adjust picture colour, size, etc.

The T240 HD is 1920x1200 so you won't lose anything while on the computer. It can adjust to a native 1920x1080 for 360, PS3, or Blu-Ray inputs. All in all the T2xx HD series are very high quality, although a bit pricey
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VGA is typically fine since HDTVs aren't exactly high resolution. Small HDTVs are only 1366x768 and the maximum is 1920x1080 on 1080p TVs.
Yes, that is why I am kind of leaning towards a monitor with tv tuner, because then it'll be sure to work with the computer, and if it had an hdmi in on the monitor it could do HD tv in and blu-ray and stuff
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