Monitor for movies

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by g5_11, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. g5_11 macrumors member


    Mar 28, 2005
    I have pieced together a nice surround sound system at home and all that is lacking now is some quality picture. Space is a little bit of an issue for me so instead of having a monitor and a tv I would like to have one for both. Can anyone reccomend a good lcd/monitor that would be good for movies but still practical for daily tasks. I would probably like somthing 20" or above. Price preferably under $1200. Thanks
  2. Angrist macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2005
    MI or NJ
    Get a Dell


    Seriously, their widescreen displays are amazing. My little brother has a 2005FPW, glorious 1680*1050 resolution, with vga, dvi, component, composite and (I think) s-video inputs. They can be had under $500.

    If you want something 1080i/p compatible, then look at the Dell 2405FPW.. Thats around $900
  3. plinkoman macrumors 65816


    Jul 2, 2003
    New York
    get a dell 2005fpw or a 2405fpw. both are under $1200, and can usually be found well under list price, and both have all the inputs you need (vga, dvi, composite, svideo, & component). to use as a tv, all you need is an old vcr if you have one laying around to use as the tv tuner.

    i'm planning on doing the same thing in a few months.
  4. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    I also wholeheartedly recommend the Dell monitors. My 2005 FPW is so bright I almost always have to turn it down. also, since you want to use it as a TV it has composite and svideo inputs. If I were you I'd go for the 24" Dell and get an eyeTV to watch TV.
  5. shdwsclan macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2005
    There is a dell, but there is also a $700 widescreen from viewsonic(I dont remember is it is viewsonic) but it has a low response time and built in tv tuner and a bunch of inputs. Check because thats where a friend found it....
  6. g5_11 thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 28, 2005
    Thanks for the input. I think the word is to go with a dell.
  7. doucy2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 7, 2005
    buy a projector wow that would be way cool
    or save some more $$ and splurge for the dell 30" wow that would be way beast

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