20" monitor with vga and component inputs?

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  1. gregjp48 macrumors regular

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    I'm in the market for a 20" widescreen monitor with vga to connect my mac and xbox 360 ( my ibook doesn't support dvi), and component inputs to connect my wii. I'll probably use a kvm for the two vga connections, or just change them by hand as I do now.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Chris F macrumors regular

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    Component input in a monitor is going to be pretty hard to find. Only a few models are available and I do not think there are any in a 20".

    You can buy boxes that will convert component to VGA for sub $100. If you want to hook up a 360 this is probably the best route.
     
  3. Chris F macrumors regular

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    s-video and composite != component

    they are also quite inferior visually
     
  4. gregjp48 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the 360 is not the problem. I have a vga cab le for the 360. I need a way to connect my wii and get full 480p (which anything lower than component input will not do, because otherwise, I'd get a dell 20incher that has s-vid)

    I saw a 22 or 24 inch display on arstechnica on gaming on a budget. It was an LG, and I think it might be only available in canada.

    I hope it's available here in the U.S.
     
  5. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    I have a Gateway FPD2185W (20.1") that has: VGA, DVI, Composite, S-Video, and Component inputs. It supports up to 1080i.

    Checkout Gateway.com to see the 22" model. They no longer sell the 20", and the 19" doesn't have Component. The 22" costs $379.99.

    (Edit) I also have a 360 and a Wii connected to mine, both through Component using a switcher.
     

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