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    Recommend a TV or Monitor for XBOX 360!!

    Hi,
    I have recently purchased an XBOX 360, but i only have a normal television set. Although the console won't come until early february, i want to buy a better TV or PC monitor in advance to play it with better quality. I'm not sure whether to buy a 19"-20" HD ready TV, or to buy a good PC monitor and play it on that. I have a budget of £500. Could you please give me your thoughts about whether i should buy an HD ready TV or a PC monitor and could you please give me some recommendations?
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    Basically, you wont get a decent hdtv for £500 (yet, maybe in 6 months) so get a nice monitor like a dell 2005fpw £350 or a dell 2405fpw if your feeling flush £500 they can both handle the xbox 360's top display mode.

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    OK, thanks a lot. I'll need to buy a seperate VGA cable if i buy a monitor, right?
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    Lol yes you did but i didnt see it did i lol!!!!!!
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    Dont use a dell 2405fpw for the xbox 360. because the res is so high on the monitor even at the xbox 360 top resolution it looks crap on the dell.

    I know this from Exp

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael1
    Dont use a dell 2405fpw for the xbox 360. because the res is so high on the monitor even at the xbox 360 top resolution it looks crap on the dell.

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    Good point. The Dell 2405's top res is 1920x1200 (which is 1080p iirc and the 360 does 720p)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDwarf
    I'm getting a 26" Samsung HDTV for £550.... Should be with me for christmas
    £550? nice one. Which model is that? can it do 1080i?

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    Samsung LE26R41B from Digi UK. They're at £596 now, obviously the popularity has raised its price from when i ordered it.

    Not getting it till the end of Dec though
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    Nice!!! Thanks all, now I've just got to make a choice lol!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDwarf
    Samsung LE26R41B from Digi UK. They're at £596 now, obviously the popularity has raised its price from when i ordered it.

    Not getting it till the end of Dec though
    got the 32 inch version of that a few months ago for £800, the 360 looks great on this tele!

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