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Post  EvanErgo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:45 am

I'll be needing a new computer monitor soon so I'm looking around. So far there's a few I'm looking at. They just need to be 20+ inches and HDMI so I can hook up my Xbox (PS3?) to them too. I don't want to buy a TV and a monitor as I don't want to take up a lot of room and spend twice as much.

So the basic one I'm looking at is Acer America S231HLbid
23 inches and has HDMI so I think I could put my comp on it and switch between consoles when I need to.

The other one is Acer America GD235HZbid
23.6 inches with HDMI but it also says stuff about 3D and that's be sweet if it work with future PS3 games and what not.

Both of these come with all of the cables so I won't have to buy pricey HDMI cords from the stores.

Just wondering do any of you guys play on computer monitors too? If so, what kind do you use? Do you know of any better ones? I just don't want to spend an arm and a leg on some 40inch+ tv that I don't really need to have. =/ I live with family right now so when my job kicks in money shouldn't be a huge deal, tho it's be nice to pay rent so I'm not free loading lol.

Anyway that's that. What do you think about them, do you have any suggestions, what do you play on?
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:32 am

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Post  EvanErgo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:38 am

Three, Jesus man. I'll take your word for it then. Know if it works well with consoles?

Cheaper then the other ones I picked so that helps Very Happy
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:27 pm

EvanErgo wrote:Three, Jesus man. I'll take your word for it then. Know if it works well with consoles?

Cheaper then the other ones I picked so that helps Very Happy

I ran my 360 from one a while back, it looked great, much better than my 50 someodd inch DLP.

Thats 3 in my household, not 3 on one rig. I've only got one of them on my main rig, with an Acer 22"
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Post  EvanErgo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:38 pm

*Mr.Burn's voice* Eeeeexceltent.

I shall get one then.

Think 3D is going to worth it in gaming? Might just make me dizzy, I'll buy a bucket to sit next to the computer just in case.
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Post  L4MB on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:17 pm

I use an LG 23" w/HDMI to my 360. I think it works pretty well, and I like it better than my 42" LCD. It was super cheap, too. well, compared to a TV of the same size...
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/computer-products/monitors/LG-lcd-monitor-W2361V-PF.jsp
No speakers, though, but I have TBs, so it still works for me.
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Post  EvanErgo on Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:26 pm

Looks like a mighty fine monitor L4MB. It has a audio output on it?

Is there any difference in sound when you use HDMI then plug in headphones? As opposed to using component cables on a TV and the plugging in headphones to them?

Apparently cool kids use Astros now, something else I probably have to invest in.
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:03 pm

EvanErgo wrote:*Mr.Burn's voice* Eeeeexceltent.

I shall get one then.

Think 3D is going to worth it in gaming? Might just make me dizzy, I'll buy a bucket to sit next to the computer just in case.

The monitor I linked to you isn't 3d. It is amazing though.
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:04 pm

I don't have this problem. I have a laptop.
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:24 am

MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:I don't have this problem. I have a laptop.

Do you enjoy your 12 inches of realty?

On my desktop I have ~44 inches of realty, you can do so much more.
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:28 am

Wheen Your Strange wrote:
MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:I don't have this problem. I have a laptop.

Do you enjoy your 12 inches of realty?

On my desktop I have ~44 inches of realty, you can do so much more.

Actually 17 inches. But I have the big 52" TV to play PS3 on so no worries.
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Post  Siriusa on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:36 am

Desktop PC > PS3 > Laptop
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:40 am

Siriusa wrote:Desktop PC > PS3 > Laptop

Completely agree with that.

But I don't use the laptop except to surf the internet.
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:43 am

MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:
MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:I don't have this problem. I have a laptop.

Do you enjoy your 12 inches of realty?

On my desktop I have ~44 inches of realty, you can do so much more.

Actually 17 inches. But I have the big 52" TV to play PS3 on so no worries.

But the actual realty of your 52" is most likely the exact same as my 21.5" ASUS. 1920x1080, if you add on my 1680 x 1050 Acer, I win. Very Happy
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:50 am

Wheen Your Strange wrote:
MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:

Do you enjoy your 12 inches of realty?

On my desktop I have ~44 inches of realty, you can do so much more.

Actually 17 inches. But I have the big 52" TV to play PS3 on so no worries.

But the actual realty of your 52" is most likely the exact same as my 21.5" ASUS. 1920x1080, if you add on my 1680 x 1050 Acer, I win. Very Happy

I dunno what that means, so I'm just gonna agree Very Happy
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Post  L4MB on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:54 am

The whole Monitor Vs HDTV thing makes me think of this:
http://craphound.com/images/hdtv.png.jpg
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:09 am

L4MB wrote:The whole Monitor Vs HDTV thing makes me think of this:
http://craphound.com/images/hdtv.png.jpg

LOL!

All I care about is seeing pretty shiny things as if they are right in front of me. My TV does that, my desktop does that and my laptop kinda does that.

I'm a happy guy.
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Post  Siriusa on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:06 am

L4MB wrote:The whole Monitor Vs HDTV thing makes me think of this:
http://craphound.com/images/hdtv.png.jpg
.png.jpg?
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Post  Demonicpopcorn on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:09 am

Siriusa wrote:
L4MB wrote:The whole Monitor Vs HDTV thing makes me think of this:
http://craphound.com/images/hdtv.png.jpg
.png.jpg?
its the newest and best.
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Post  Wheen Your Strange on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:40 am

Demonicpopcorn wrote:
Siriusa wrote:
L4MB wrote:The whole Monitor Vs HDTV thing makes me think of this:
http://craphound.com/images/hdtv.png.jpg
.png.jpg?
its the newest and best.
Does it do animations?
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Post  EvanErgo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:43 am

Wheen Your Strange wrote:
Demonicpopcorn wrote:
Siriusa wrote:
.png.jpg?
its the newest and best.
Does it do animations?
Heard it does them in 3D, even if you don't have a 3D screen.
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Post  ginga-ninja on Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:52 am

EvanErgo wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:
Demonicpopcorn wrote:its the newest and best.
Does it do animations?
Heard it does them in 3D, even if you don't have a 3D screen.

Kul. Theres a new lingerie billboard in 3D outside of london. I wantz one
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:12 am

ginga-ninja wrote:
EvanErgo wrote:
Wheen Your Strange wrote:
Does it do animations?
Heard it does them in 3D, even if you don't have a 3D screen.

Kul. Theres a new lingerie billboard in 3D outside of london. I wantz one

I have a 3D lingerie model in my house. She also takes off the lingerie but thats another issue.
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Post  ginga-ninja on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:13 am

MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:
ginga-ninja wrote:
EvanErgo wrote:Heard it does them in 3D, even if you don't have a 3D screen.

Kul. Theres a new lingerie billboard in 3D outside of london. I wantz one

I have a 3D lingerie model in my house. She also takes off the lingerie but thats another issue.

I GED IT!!! You haz a robot!!!
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Post  MegaMonkeyChunk on Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:16 am

ginga-ninja wrote:
MegaMonkeyChunk wrote:
ginga-ninja wrote:

Kul. Theres a new lingerie billboard in 3D outside of london. I wantz one

I have a 3D lingerie model in my house. She also takes off the lingerie but thats another issue.

I GED IT!!! You haz a robot!!!

I wouldnt call her a robot, but she does understand her role in the household.
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