View Full Version : Monitor/TV Question 30k reps

02-07-2011, 08:12 AM
hey brahs. im gonna buy a bigger monitor for my pc 22-24inch however i want to hook up second xbox up to it as well. would it be better to get a 22-24inch monitor or a 22-24 inch led tv? which one would you recommend and why. i was leaning towards pc cause chan had told me tv's ar enot meant to look crips up close but do monitors have 2 hdmi ports and different channels i dont wanna be switching wires n shiit.

02-07-2011, 08:23 AM
I would go with an IPS monitor. Dell makes some decent ones. Most monitors these days have HDMI, DVI, and VGA inputs, usually only one of each though.

02-07-2011, 08:36 AM
I tried both, and both do great. Depends on the video card of your PC though for it to work well with an LCD. It also depends on your placement. If you play your 360 more, just get the TV. PC games and 360 do well on an LCD, but consoles are very selective on monitors.

02-07-2011, 08:40 AM
in that size I would get a monitor with HDMI inputs.

If you were farther away then tv no question.

here ya go:


that is a pretty sweet monitor

02-07-2011, 09:46 AM
I have this tv that i use for a monitor and hdtv


Why bother shorting yourself by just getting a monitor?

I like to sit at my desk and watch hdtv, surf porn, watch blurays and play xbox all with the click of the input button on the remote.

With a monitor you are pretty much stuck with xbox/internet unless you buy some extra hardware to get hdtv.

02-07-2011, 11:28 AM
i was in the same position 2 months ago. and went for a monitor. i use it for ps3ing and have my laptop pluged in to watch movies. it only had one hdmi, but have a hdmi selector that i can change what device is it showing.
for the smaller sizes, i found monitors > tvs. in terms of contrast ratios, refresh rate, price etc

my one is a samsung p2450h. 24inch full hd 1080p, 70000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time thingie(forgot if thats whats its called)

if your not interested in tv, but are in tv shows. then a monitor > tv as you can watch everything online.