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DiscipleDOC
11-11-05, 12:05 AM
I'm stuck. I'm about to redo my main machine, and I would like to have either a 26" widescreen TV, or getting a Dell 2504FPW.

Ok...this is what it will be used for: Gaming (both for my PS2, and for PC games), and I would like to have it as a media PC where I can burn DVD's.

So...what do ya think?

ew2x4
11-11-05, 12:10 AM
I'd definately get the 2405 if you're doing anything PC. I still can't read anything on tv from the PC. Even on HDTV. I think you'd be much happier with the quality.

Rakeesh
11-11-05, 12:19 AM
I'd definately get the 2405 if you're doing anything PC. I still can't read anything on tv from the PC. Even on HDTV. I think you'd be much happier with the quality.

Not on an LCD TV. An LCD TV will have the same quality of a PC monitor.

ew2x4
11-11-05, 12:27 AM
Not true. LCD TVs operate at a much lower resolution. My girlfriend's parents have a 26" lcd tv monitor and the highest resolution is 800x600. Maybe it's just crap. Also, an $800 monitor is built for people who need it, so the image quality as well as build quality should be better than the TV. At least with my experiences, and there will be exceptions.

But in terms of image quality, I'd just make sure you want a lower resolution on that big of a screen.

Rakeesh
11-11-05, 12:49 AM
Not true. LCD TVs operate at a much lower resolution. My girlfriend's parents have a 26" lcd tv monitor and the highest resolution is 800x600. Maybe it's just crap.

Here are numerous first hand accounts that completely disagree with what you are saying:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=531808

The particular screen being discussed in that forum does true 1920x1080 resolution on a PC, and it is a 37".

The DELL W2600 26" LCD TV that Doc listed in the second option of the poll does 1280x768 on a PC. In non-widescreen it does 1024x768.

ew2x4
11-11-05, 01:04 AM
I'm fairly sure a 37" 1080p monitor would be much better than a 26" LCD. But that's just my opinion.

Like I said, big question is if you want a ratio i use on a 17" monitor spread out to 26" I definately would be pissed. You seem to be set on the TV, however, so go with that.

Rakeesh
11-11-05, 01:07 AM
Well, I haven't voted in the poll. There are pros and cons of going with smaller screens and bigger screens. It heavily depends on your own preferences. For me to say either one is better is inaccurate. It is just that LCD TVs these days are very useful for PC's whereas HDTV CRT's aren't.

Sazar
11-11-05, 09:02 PM
I had the 30" lcd tv. It is a good tv if you go with the 26 BUT you can do so much more with the 2405 and the resolution is so much better.

Doesn't have a built in tuner but still, a lot better all around.

I would recommend it.

MUYA
11-11-05, 09:03 PM
Ultrasharp DD! I am going Ultrasharp next month! :D

Sazar
11-11-05, 09:19 PM
Which one Muya?

superklye
11-11-05, 09:28 PM
2405 no question

MUYA
11-11-05, 09:34 PM
Which one Muya?
24" one..ok not next month, but January when I should get a bonus and maybe pay rise :)

Sazar
11-11-05, 09:40 PM
I'll get a 24" er some other time :)

I like the 20" for now.

Post pics when you get it :D

MUYA
11-11-05, 09:41 PM
Will do, I will get it by installment :)

DiscipleDOC
11-16-05, 05:25 PM
Thanks, guys! My new Christmas present (to myself) will be the 24" widescreen from Dell! ;)

OWA
11-17-05, 08:52 AM
I don't think you'll be disappointed. I recently got one and love the thing.

saturnotaku
11-17-05, 08:56 AM
Curse you people with too much money to spend on teh computar machene. :p

DiscipleDOC
11-17-05, 05:49 PM
Curse you people with too much money to spend on teh computar machene. :p
Hey...don't hate the playa...just hate yourself for not selling enough plasma! :D

keith33
11-17-05, 05:55 PM
Go to a sperm bank and donate to a worthy cause in exchange for FPS funding. :) jk