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User Info: wheepitup

wheepitup
3 years ago#1
Trying to help out a friend of mine who just purchased a new PC, he doesn't have a monitor or speakers since he's coming from a laptop. Should he go with a monitor speaker combo or small HDTV?

He needs something no bigger than 24 inches. Could anyone suggest something? Budget would be i guess $200 or so.
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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#2
A monitor is better than a TV even if you don't include the speakers.
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MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#3
But back to the question...most monitors come with speakers anyway so I really don't think the problem exists.
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User Info: wheepitup

wheepitup
3 years ago#4
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
A monitor is better than a TV even if you don't include the speakers.


Why is that, response times?
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wheepitup
3 years ago#5
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
But back to the question...most monitors come with speakers anyway so I really don't think the problem exists.


Hmmm i dont remember the ones i looked at having speakers. any recommendations?
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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#7
wheepitup posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
A monitor is better than a TV even if you don't include the speakers.


Why is that, response times?


Response times, latency, color accuracy, not automatically scaling everything, etc. etc. etc.

wheepitup posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
But back to the question...most monitors come with speakers anyway so I really don't think the problem exists.


Hmmm i dont remember the ones i looked at having speakers. any recommendations?


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User Info: Majoras_pants

Majoras_pants
3 years ago#8
Monitor is always far better.
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#9
Majoras_pants posted...
Monitor is always far better.


Always, though? Almost always, sure, but not always.
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User Info: kingoffps

kingoffps
3 years ago#10
High quality headphones > Speaker

Every time.
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