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I've been searching for an HDTV of at least 720p (mainly for gaming) and I've narrowed it down to two choices. This one:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1142301899352

And this one:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Samsu...oductDetail.do

But I'm not sure what I should go with. Someone said no VGA for the Samsung could hurt. Why is that?

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Westinghouse LVM-37w2

Great monitor. I have the 42" version, but they're practically the same thing.

It's 1920x1080 and will do 1080p over DVI and HDMI if you have a source.

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Panasonic TH-50HP9UK (50") or TH-42PH9UK (42")

You'll have to get additional hardware for connections and a stand if needed as these are profssional-grade screens, but they are still very inexpensive and have surprisingly good picture quality. Check out CNETs review on them. I'm planning on picking up a 42" myself.
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It's 1920x1080 and will do 1080p over DVI and HDMI if you have a source.
Is that over HDMI 1.1 or does it have HDMI 1.3?

Also, if you put a computer through it through your DVI is it a fuzzy picture or does it act as a monitor as well?
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The Panasonic looks pretty good. Maybe if I can fit it in my room I'll get one.
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Is that over HDMI 1.1 or does it have HDMI 1.3?

Also, if you put a computer through it through your DVI is it a fuzzy picture or does it act as a monitor as well?
I could be wrong but I believe the PS3 is the only consumer product that has HDMI 1.3 as of now

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Wait a sec. I should have looked at the price of the Panasonics before I said anything. I can't afford 2000 dollars. Most I can do is 500, maybe a bit above 500, but not much.
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If you're going to get an HDTV.. $500 won't get you much.. I personally would recommend saving the $2000 for a nice, high-end TV.
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I won't be able to make that kind of money anytime soon. I don't need anything huge and fancy. A small TV like the two I have in my first post will do. I don't need 1080i/1080p. 720p is enough. So all I ask, is which of those two would you recommend? And what's so good about VGA?
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http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...1&Sp=C&topnav=

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That looks like a really nice one. Yes, I think I'll get that. Will I need anything extra to ensure that it displays in HD or should it right out of the box? Oh, and are you sure this is a trusthworthy site?
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it will display HD right away if you are connecting via proper cables (Component or HDMI)

And I guess you must not have any costco's near you but it is a perfectly reputable company, like Sam's Clubs or BJ's Wholesale if you know what those are

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I would go with the 27in over that 19in.

Why not?: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5359008 , the specs look decent but those don't always reflect how good the set actually looks.
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Is that over HDMI 1.1 or does it have HDMI 1.3?

Also, if you put a computer through it through your DVI is it a fuzzy picture or does it act as a monitor as well?
It's HDMI 1.1.

The picture looks clear as day through DVI. VGA, however, looks a little dull and some features are dropped from Mac OS X, like full screen editing in iPhoto, etc.

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