I want to get a monitor that I can use as a tv as well. I am going to be using the mac primarily for authoring DVDs. The quality of source video is really poor and there is no interest in trying to restore it, just preserve it. Anyway, just ordered a kick-@$$ machine and now I need a monitor. There are 2 directions I am exploring right now- the first is to buy a TV and use it as a monitor. The second is to buy monitor and hook it up to the AV system as though it were a TV. The monitor I have been looking at is a 24" LCD made by Dell- I think the model number is 2405. Anyway, the specs are off the chart and the reviews are really strong. Coming it at around the same price is the Westinghouse 30" LCD Tv. It does have a 'pc' hookup and can handle 1280x1024. So, at the same price, should I do a 30" TV with a lower resolution, or a really sharp monitor with a smaller screensize?