Originally Posted by Bigbuck
I got a 42'' Vizio from Walmart on the Thanksgiving sale for $400. 1080p and works just fine with my Blu-Ray player. Paying near $1k for a TV just doesn't make sense to me.
This is pretty much because you use your tv to do one thing, play blu-rays.
More expensive monitors can generally yield a better view field, 3d support, a thinner tv, and improved support for becoming a digital monitor. When using an HD tv as a pc monitor, the more control you have over the tv settings, and the ability to turn off any and all "filters" designed to improve tv viewing quality, the best chance you have at getting a descent PC monitor out of the deal.
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