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Best size LCD TV for cost

By TorturedChaos
Feb 15, 2010
  1. Well I recently bought a PS3, and it has quickly made me realize just how much of a POS my tv is. So I have been doing some looking around online for a HDTV, but I'm not really sure what size to buy. What I'm wondering is there a size when the cost per inch of TV you get is the best? I have been looking in the 37" - 40" range so far.
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    ok how much do you want to spend
     
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 831   +18

    I was thinking in the $700-800 area.
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

  5. fw2004

    fw2004 TS Enthusiast Posts: 150

    If you are using an external game machine and TV tuner, such as a Set Top Box from cable, SAT, etc you can use an HD monitor rather than a full TV. Monitors tend to run smaller, but less expensive than full HDTV sets.

    How large depends partly on how far away you will be sitting. If you get a 48" screen, and sit 24" away, you won't see the entire image without turning your head, and that can get quite tiresome after a 2 hour movie.

    I just purchased an 24" wide screen HD monitor for my computer for $250.
    It does not have the TV guts as I intend it to be mainly a computer monitor. I will be connecting the STB from Verizon FIOS using the HDMI connectors, so I will have HDTV and the computer on the same monitor.
    I will be only about 24" from the screen, so 24" screen is the perfect size.

    FW
     
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