Digital Home Thoughts

Digital Home Thoughts - News & Reviews for the Digital Home

Register in our forums so you're ready for our next giveaway contest...

Zune Thoughts

Loading feed...

Apple Thoughts

Loading feed...

Laptop Thoughts

Loading feed...

Go Back   Thoughts Media Forums > DIGITAL HOME THOUGHTS > Digital Home Talk

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-27-2004, 07:00 PM
Jason Dunn
Executive Editor
Jason Dunn's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 29,160
Default Looking for a TV/Monitor Type Thing...

In my workspace area, I have several computers and monitors. PVR duties are being handled by a Shuttle ST62K with a Hauppauge TV tuner and Snapstream Beyond TV3. That computer is connected to a two-year old Samsung 17" LCD. I also have a small 14" Toshiba TV set hooked up to a DVD/VCR combo. Because Beyond TV makes recording TV so easy, I've been watching a lot more lately (that's not really a good thing mind you). The problem is the Samsung LCD - the pixel response rate is brutally high, meaning that any TV show with even slight action makes for a blurry mess. So I'm looking to replace it with something more apt for real TV watching, but still capable of being a decent monitor for computer work. This will also allow me to get rid of the 14" TV set.

A few years ago companies such as Viewsonic has CRT-based TV set/monitors on the market, but they seem to have been eclipsed by LCD-based units. I don't want to dump a lot of cash on this solution, so the $2000 30" wide screen-type solutions are out of the question. One solution I'm considering is buying another Dell 2001FP, since it has an assortment of video inputs and would of course make a nice monitor. Dell also has a few LCD TV's that look interesting, especially the new 26" version. In fact, the more I look around at options, the Dell W2600 looks quite impressive!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:54 AM.