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Old March 2, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Default Is there any downside to a computer monitor over an hdtv?

I saw this at the source: Fluid 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor | LCD Monitors | TheSource.ca it's a 21.5 inch computer monitor with 1920x1080 resolution it also has a dvi,vga, and hdmi port. The cheapest lcd tv at the same website is 22 inches and only 720p for 90 dollars extra. Is it just me or is this to good to be true? I also noticed something similar on the future shop website with a 1920x1080 monitor for $144.
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Old March 2, 2010, 06:22 PM
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Your question seems a bit convoluted to me. However:

TVs come with tuners, which allow you to tune in to cable tv and also come with a remote to change channels with. A typical monitor does not have this but there are exceptions. TVs come in a resolution of 480/720/1080 whereas computer monitors generally go much higher in resolution unless you buy the 19" size which are typically 1440x900.

I've had some people assume that a video card would have a harder time driving a 1080 42" TV than a typical 24" monitor. It's not the size of the display but rather how many pixels it can display that makes it harder to drive, regardless of size.

So really, you buy what you need. If you need a tuner, then that would be the deciding factor, I think.
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Old March 3, 2010, 07:55 AM
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As Perineum said it's down to the tuner.
But if you decide to go with the monitor I would suggest going with something like this
Canada Computers - LCD Monitors > 22" LCD Monitors : Asus VH222H-P, 21.5" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor, 1920x1080, 5ms, 20000:1(ASCR), 300 cd/m, VGA,DVI-D and HDMI w/built-in Stereo Speakers (Retail Box).
same price.

Look around you'll get much better deals than from The Source.
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Old March 3, 2010, 07:46 PM
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I wanted to buy something to play my new 360 on even though my sd tv is good enough it is just good enough. If I had friends over it would be useless. Also that monitor looks great top but the only input for audio is hdmi, an xbox 360 doesn't send audio via hdmi.
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an xbox 360 doesn't send audio via hdmi.
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Worked fine with mine!
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Old March 4, 2010, 06:18 AM
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Monitor has an 3.5mm Mini-jack, but I don't know if it will work in conjunction with HDMI or just DVI?

I have know some people have had problems with audio over HDMI with the Xbox but if I remember it was rear and based on what equipment it was plugged into. There was an mandatory dashboard update that fixed a lot of HDMI issues it was having at that time.

Right now my 360 is connected to my LCD TV with HDMI and I have no problems with audio. The only thing I can't get going is the pass through from my TV to amp but I thing this is command so I just use SPDIF straight from 360.
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