[mythtv-users] OT: looking for a good ~21" HDTV

denis-carl robidoux deniscarl at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 19:34:22 UTC 2007

In all the hardware I bought over the few last years this is the thing I
regret the less:
The Syncmaster 242MP http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1856856,00.asp
(No, I'm not paid by Samsung nor its retailers to say this).
Somewhat small for a HDTV but it's also a big computer monitor:

Pros: very good monitor, very good HDTV, 1920x1200 pixels, I can switch from
PC1 (DVI) to PC2 (VGA) to Tuner (not atsc though) to Composite or to
ordinary video input without rewiring anything.

Cons: Only one headache: When using 1080i resolution it decides for you how
it will be displayed on 1920x1200 screen (blown to 2133x1200 and cropped on
sides), there is no menu option for you to switch this to anything else. But
you can use your CPU and display a true 1920x1080 image (I do it with XvMC)
with 60 pixels black wide bars on top and on bottom.

2007/1/25, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>:
> On 1/25/07, Chris Ribe <chrisribe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/24/07, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Part of my parents remodel includes a new kitchen TV/computer monitor
> > > for my mom. We're looking for something in the 21" range that we can
> > > connect an HD cable box and/or a linux PC (myth, the web, recipes,
> > > etc).
> > >
> > > I'm hoping some of you have some recommendations to offer. We're not
> > > looking to spend too much money, but we don't want to skimp and buy a
> > > bad tv either.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help!
> >
> >
> >
> > What you are describing sounds like a monitor, but you said TV multiple
> > times.  Do you really want a built in NTSC/ATSC demodulator?
> >
> > Assuming you don't, Dell's monitors have been consistently well reviewed
> and
> > can be had with Component and HDCP inputs if you want to hook it up to a
> > cable box.
> thanks for the tips everyone!
> --
> Steve
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