Cheap HDTV

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  1. Mars
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    So I'm planning on purchasing a current-gen console, however my 14" tube TV doesn't quite suffice.
    I'm looking for around 19" screen size or larger with at least 720p. My budget is just $200. Yes, I know
    my requirements are a bit demanding, but I'm low on money.
     
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    You can always try to use your widescreen monitor(if you have one), but you'd need to attach external speakers. The same works for both PS3 and 360. (I think, I know it definitely works on 360)

    VGA cable: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10940

    then if you have speakers that only take 3.5mm,

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2636

    Inexpensive, high definition. Even if you don't have a monitor, its cheaper than a new TV... Also with the fall xbox update, you'll be able to use your monitors native resolution, instead of just 720p.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions Sephiroth, but those are a bit too expensive for my liking.

    I don't own a monitor, but I would buy one for the cheaper price, as I will only be using the TV for gaming. How does the picture quality compare to a TV
    when gaming though?
     
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    computer monitor quality should basically be the same or better than TV, mainly because computer monitors generally have more pixels for a TV of the same size.

    Here's a 21.6" 1680x1050 monitor (about halfway between 720p and 1080p), with HDMI in (PS3 and 360 both support HDMI, right?) , for $200:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/se...mp;sku=H94-2102

    For Wii you'd have to get a component -> VGA converter. Make sure you get one that supports progressive (480p), and not just interlaced (480i). wii looks much nicer at 480p
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I will be purchasing a PS3. It seems as though monitors have to be HDCP-compatible to work with it. Is the monitor you suggested HDCP-capable?