I'm going to be getting a Macbook Pro for grad school in a few months, and I love the way Apple's monitor works seamlessly with the MBP, but at $899, that's pretty high for just a monitor. Also, I have an old TV in my room, so ideally I'd like to consolidate and have a monitor/TV in one. My room isn't that huge so 24" is plenty big. Is there anything that provides nearly as good as image quality as the Apple 24" that I could also use as a HD television? Or should I get one of those USB things that is a tuner for the computer. Are any of those really any good? I have friend at Apple so I could get a slight discount on the monitor, but the price still seems high. Any recommendations?