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lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:38 pm

hi guys

it's time that i change my old 15" CRT to something that can handle HD content

i intend to use it for both my PC and PS3

can anybody suggest me a good monitor that has the lowest price? like around $450 max?

thanks for any and all suggestions :)
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:18 pm

$450 will put you into the 24" and even some 26" monitors, running 1920x1200 resolution. This model looks pretty good, and has an HDMI port to hook up your PS3.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:30 pm

thank you for your reply

since it has HDMI input, does it output sound thru onboard speakers or do i have to hookup separate speakers? i'd like to avoid that conundrum

oh and since $450 dollars will get me 23" what about a decent 20" monitor? what's the cheapest (but still of good quality) monitor for that range of screen size?
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:43 pm

ReAp3r-G wrote:thank you for your reply

since it has HDMI input, does it output sound thru onboard speakers or do i have to hookup separate speakers? i'd like to avoid that conundrum

oh and since $450 dollars will get me 23" what about a decent 20" monitor? what's the cheapest (but still of good quality) monitor for that range of screen size?

HD video accompanied by audio from speakers built into the display would be like dating a stupid supermodel who has survived (barely) multiple bouts of throat cancer with the assistance of aggressive and extensive surgery.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:46 pm

mattsteg wrote:HD video accompanied by audio from speakers built into the display would be like dating a stupid supermodel who has survived (barely) multiple bouts of throat cancer with the assistance of aggressive and extensive surgery.


lol alright

so what do you suggest then good sir? i don't want to mess around with too much cables and junk
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:02 pm

ReAp3r-G wrote:
mattsteg wrote:HD video accompanied by audio from speakers built into the display would be like dating a stupid supermodel who has survived (barely) multiple bouts of throat cancer with the assistance of aggressive and extensive surgery.


lol alright

so what do you suggest then good sir? i don't want to mess around with too much cables and junk

It doesn't take much to beat the crap that gets integrated into monitors.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:35 pm

a lil more specific would be helpful but thanks anyway

so what other monitors can i buy in that with $450 max?
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:32 pm

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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:08 am

I'd say go to Best Buy and see what a decent 32" 720p TV will get you. That will give you your audio too.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:01 am

ReAp3r-G wrote:a lil more specific would be helpful but thanks anyway

so what other monitors can i buy in that with $450 max?

Well depending on your needs, anything from headphones to a couple of decent speakers to a surround setup would be an improvement. I know "more specific" would be helpful, but in the end "just about anything" means what it says. Monitor integrated speakers have very little to offer.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:03 am

If it helps (and I think I said this in the other thread ReApEr has), the PS3 can output audio via analog while outputting HDMI video, so you can use the included composite video/RCA audio cable and convert that around as necessary to hook into any 2.1 speakers you please.
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Re: lowest price for a HD monitor (from 19" to 23"???)

Postposted on Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:19 pm

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