Cheap TV to use as monitor?
September 3, 2011 7:33 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a small (~15") TV to use as a monitor and for playing video games on. What are the options?

It's hard to get a good idea of the quality of the options from single-sentence reviews. Does anyone have any they'd recommend? (Sound is not an issue - I have great external speakers.)
posted by LSK to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
I'd get a purpose-built monitor. An LCD-TV won't have the resolution you're wanting.
posted by chrisfromthelc at 7:49 PM on September 3, 2011

There are lots of cheap 15" lcd tvs with resolution of 1366 x 768 (example). I don't think you'll be able to find a good quality one however as generally the market for these will be people wanting a kitchen tv not a decent picture.

At 19", you can get some high quality brand name screens such as this. This still isn't full hd though. At 22" you can get full-hd brand-named TVs. I think 22" is your best option if have the space.
posted by JonB at 12:43 AM on September 4, 2011

Make sure the native resolution is supported by your graphics card. Or the world will strat to look rather tall/skinny or short/fat.
posted by bleeb at 5:32 AM on September 4, 2011

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