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Great for DVDs, Bad for PC use
on November 23, 2004
I bought this TV to use as a monitor, with infrequent DVD / TV / Xbox usage on a side. This was a bad move.
While this TV does an excellent job at displaying movies, it's quite poor as a monitor, and aside from working with Microsoft Office, it renders most first-person games (i.e. Half-Life 2, etc.) completely blurry.
Additionally, it must be stressed that the monitor mode is *not* widescreen. It is impossible to utilize all the monitor space without stretching the image, and after using it for 4 months, I have resorted to using the unstretched version, which wastes about 20% of the screen space.
I wish someone told me this before I bought this item, but if you're planning to buy a widescreen TV to use as a monitor, make sure that you buy one that supports widescreen pixel resolutions, like 1280x768. If you end up purchasing an item (like this) that just has a regular full-screen resolution setting (i.e. 1024x768), you'll be wasting your money.