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What type of tv should I buy?

Asked by Angua (1points) August 24th, 2010

I want to get something that I can watch Hulu and Netflix on, but also ideally hook up to my Wii and dvd player (the wii is the least important part here, though). I have a laptop, so was considering getting a larger monitor to hook up to it, but I want to be able to work on my computer while I’m watching tv, and also don’t want a bunch of cords getting in the way. I read about Google TV when it was first announced and that sounded perfect, but then I heard it’s been delayed a while. Should I wait it out or buy some other sort of gadget to hook up to a normal tv? Or buy a bigger computer monitor? I don’t want to spend a ton of money on something and then have it be totally outdated in a year =P

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LocoLuke's avatar

computer monitors / tvs don’t fall out of date very fast – a 24 inch monitor for three years ago is pretty much the same as one on today’s market. Unless you’re waiting on a specific new technology which you know will be released soon, don’t expect to get much from waiting.
I use a gadget connected to my tv in order to watch netflix on my tv (a rokku box), and it connects to my laptop just fine through a DVI cable.
Most laptops allow you to connect your laptop to a tv as treat it like a separate screen – meaning you can watch hulu while working on your laptop if your cable to the tv is long enough.

jrpowell's avatar

I have a LCD TV hooked up to my iMac. When the second screen is used for computer stuff it is. When I want to watch something from the computer I do it on the TV with it acting as a second monitor. I hit a button on the remote and it acts like a normal TV.

And I can hook up all the shit I want to the TV. I could hook up a Wii if I wanted.

aprilsimnel's avatar

An LCD, 1080p, with a 120hz refresh rate, really good blacks and multiple HDMI 1.3 ports. Yes, the 240hz are out and the HDMI are at 1.4, but it’s going to be a while before all the other components catch up, so you can get good deal on the sort of set I describe above and still have it be good for your purposes for at least a couple of years.

Check this out. I think they’re a pretty good buying guide.

john65pennington's avatar

Samsung, only a Samsung.

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