My old TV/Monitor has gave up the ghost and I have to replace it and I find that there is not a lot of TV/Monitors being sold nowadays, So was thinking would I be better just buying a 24" TV and using that.
Monitors on there own are not much cheaper than TV's and Monitor TV's are usually dearer than a TV.
At the moment using an old 23" tv till I work out what to get.
The TV Monitor comes in handy if I wake up in the middle of the night and cannot get back to sleep so looking at TV's and TV monitors. Don't play games or watch videos etc so just wondered if going for a TV would be the best way forward.
If you have HDMI then the choice is much easier as most modern TVs have this which carries both vision and sound and you can switch between TV and Monitor on the remote by selecting which input you want.
I have a Technic, Tesco own brand, 24" tv that I have been using for several years now, on VGA, at a resolution of 1680 x 1050. The PC is running W7 64 bit with a ATi Radeon gfx card. Note though HDMI does not give me a full screen picture, possibly due to the age of the TV.
The only other point to note is you must set the screen res to match the new tv before disconnecting the old monitor.
Ended up going for a Samsung 22" as that is what I had before. decided the 24" would probably have been to large.not tried the TV yet so that is my next job. Thanks all for the comments but will class this as Resolved at the moment.
The good thing with Samsung is that their smart TV's have all the TV catch up services whereas LG do not. (Although if connected to a PC I guess you can use that for catch up). Very interested to know how you get on. I have a Samsung monitor bought about 6 months ago and it is good.