HDTV advice required

  Jdoki 14:44 09 Mar 2006


I'm thinking of buying a 26" HDTV... it's main use will be to hook up my XBox360 and possibly/probably as a PC monitor.

Anyone got any advice?

I'm thinking of the Samsung LE26M51B (8ms response, 800:1 dynamic contrast, and 500cd/m2 brightness) - but I'm having a hard time justifying the 700+ price tag.

Anyone using an 26" HDTV in the £550 price bracket with their XBox360's or for fast moving games on their PC?


  Stuartli 15:53 09 Mar 2006

You will still need additional equipment to receive HD broadcasts.

See thse links:

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  Stuartli 16:03 09 Mar 2006


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  Jdoki 16:24 09 Mar 2006

Thanks for the links Stuartli.

Initially I plan to use the integrated analogue tuner, or my PC's TV card for watching 'old style' TV and I'll have to put up with the poor upscaling of these broacasts (and if the rumours are true, watching SkyHD may be an expensive proposition so I won't be swapping for a while!)

  Stuartli 21:16 09 Mar 2006

3ms response 19in monitor here:

click here

If you add an HD compatible £50 PCI TV card such as a Twinhan DVB-ter Digital+Analogue (D+A)....:-)

  Jdoki 22:33 09 Mar 2006

Now don't start tempting me with fancy low response monitors, Stuartli!! :-)

Before I know it the credit card will be hammered with an HDTV AND an upgrade to my existing 17" TFT!!

  Stuartli 23:42 09 Mar 2006

I think you mean the other way round....:-)

  Stuartli 23:43 09 Mar 2006

The two will be cheaper than a 26in HDTV by the way...:-)

  Stuartli 14:29 10 Mar 2006

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