22" LCD/TFT TV/Monitor

By JamserUK
Aug 28, 2007
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  1. Hi all

    I'm looking to buy a 22" LCD/TFT monitor that I could also use for watching TV. Would it be better to buy an all in one HDTV/PC monitor or to buy a monitor and a seperate tuner? The monitor will mainly be used to watch films/DVDs and to play games, however I may be investing in Sky HD in the near future.

    Im looking to spend roughly £150-£250, the current models I have been looking at are:

    LG M228WA
    LG L226WTQ
    Samsung SM226BW

    Can anyone please give me some advice about these models or recommend any similar models as I'm not really sure what to look for?
  2. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    How i do it

    I have a VisionQuest 22 '' VQL-22 INCH DVI-D with HDCP, Flat Panel,
    $350 CDN
    Next a Winfast PVR-TV PCI card with cable TV in,Software included.
    Model TV2000 XP Series Model 3.
    About $100 CDN.
    DVI-D cable sold seperatly at about $30.
    But in order to get the best results you need a Video card with a DVD-D
    connection.I have an ATI 9600 AGP.


    http://www.visionquestce.com/
    http://www.leadtek.com.tw/eng/support/search.asp

    More details if needed.:D
  3. JamserUK

    JamserUK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    More info

    I prob shoulda said I have a Geforce 8600GTS with dual DVI and I'm limited on PCI slots (infact I have none free)
  4. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    What are you useing in the PCI slots ?
    Is your 8600GTS an AGP card ?
    PVR's come in USB models,but i had bad results with mine.
  5. JamserUK

    JamserUK Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    PCIs

    My graphics card is plugged into a PCI express, however it also covers up another PCI slot because its so thick. In the others I have a 5 port USB card and wireless network card. My motherboard is a MSI (Micro Star) MS-7093 (RS480M2-IL)
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