Looking for a LCD TV to use as a Monitor/TV

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ted124b, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. ted124b macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2005
    I am looking for a LCD monitor to serve as my 1 screen, what i mean is i will need it for tv/dvd as well as to be a monitor for my powerbook when i need the extra screen real estate. I like the 23 inch offerings by sony and samsung, the hesitiation I have with them is they are not DVI compatible, if i am correct getting one with DVI will look much better when i hook the powerbook up to it correct? does anyone know any good lcd 23 monitors with DVI that serve as a tv/dvd player? in the sub 1000 dollar range?

    ...maybe I will have to pick up an intel mac mini and ipod hi fi to complete the setup.... or maybe not..
  2. findpankaj macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Which LCD monitor ??

    I am also looking for an alternative of 20" Cinema Display from Apple.
    Do we have any in the market?
    Dell has one, I guess. But is it fully compatible with ibook G4 I have?
  3. findpankaj macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    Cinema Displays don't work with ibook. period.

    Just called up Apple(to confirm specs on apple.com) and to my surprise my iBook is not compatible with cinema displays. This is rediculous, since all the other computers which Apple sells are compatible with Cinema Displays (even a $500 Mac mini).

    In a way this is good because I can get a similar Flat panel LCD for much much less ($450). Now I can forget about those Cinema Displays ($800).

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