March 21, 2005 6:25 PM Subscribe
LCD Qustion. So I'm in the market for an LCD monitor/TV...
Basically something that can double as a real big monitor for my computer and a TV for an average size room -- say a viewing distance of maybe 10 to 12 feet. I'm basically starting my media center finally. So what I want to know is: a) what's the optimal size for such a device? I'm thinking 32-37 inches, widescreen. b) I've seen the latest lcd's in stores and they look great but I think this may be deceptive since either they're getting an HD signal or playing a DVD in widescreen format. Given that right now HD isn't fully implemented, what's it like watching regular cable television on a widescreen LCD? How do these things deal with aspect ratio and such? c) I'm looking to spend no more than about $3000, and have an eye on the Sharp Aquos series. Quality counts, as does durability. Any alternative recommendations or am I being unrealistic with the pricing?