Monitor of new LCD TV?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Saluki Alex, May 16, 2007.

  1. Saluki Alex macrumors 6502

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    I created a thread a while back about deciding between getting an LCD TV or just getting a larger LCD monitor for next year when I'm living in my apartment in college.

    Truth is, I really don't watch much TV anyway with the exception of the Daily Show/Colbert Report and Mythbusters. My fraternity brothers whom I'll be living with watch these shows too, so I would imagine I could just watch those few shows in the living room.

    If I go the route of the LCD monitor, I'm going to get the Dell 24" Ultrasharp. It has component and s-video connections so I assume I can connect my PS2 or DVD player if I wanted to.

    My question is this, does this seem like a good idea, and to further clarify, is it wise to use a monitor as your display for a PS2 or other game console and DVD player?

    At this point, I'm still on the fence. I really don't need a larger display (I'm a Political Science major), and the 15" screen on my MBP is sufficient, but I've always wanted to use a larger screen.
     
  2. MajereXYU macrumors regular

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    Go with the DELL 24".

    You can plug in your PS2 (doubles as DVD player), can watch DVD on your Macbook Pro and as for TV, if you have a set-top box from your cable provider, you can hook it up (composite, s-video or component) and if you don't, you can always get an Elgato Eye-TV, which are great TV Tuners and which will even allow you to timeshift and record shows for later viewing (not a lot of free time in college).

    24" is plenty big if you intend to use it in a dorm room.
    I would go with the DELL 24" monitor myself.

    Good luck!

    P-S : dual monitor on OS X is really well implemented and a joy to use and 15" + 24" of screen real estate is nothing to sneeze at.
     
  3. Saluki Alex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My major concern is, will using a monitor in this fashion (especially using it as a TV) wear the monitor out sooner?
     

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