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    Any decent LCD monitors with component inputs for xBox 360...

    ... or is it impossible to get a good screen that will double up as a PC monitor and gaming screen? Thinking of selling my beloved Samsung Syncmaster 206BW so that I can get one of these instead.

    Thanks - any links appreciated. Looking for a 20" screen or bigger.

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    i use a 19inch technika one with pc input for my xbox and my brothers pc ............ has 1 scart, 1 pc input and other bits n bobs, in built dvd player, freeview as well

    thinks its £149.99 on tesco website ....... i will find model # if you need

    Original Poster

    Thanks faevilangel - but should have said that I want a 20" minimum screen. Sounds like yours is an LCD TV rather than a monitor though, right?

    Rep added!

    Liddle ol' me;3149930

    Thanks faevilangel - but should have said that I want a 20" minimum … Thanks faevilangel - but should have said that I want a 20" minimum screen. Sounds like yours is an LCD TV rather than a monitor though, right? Rep added!



    ya it is ...... but does the job well ...... cheap as well ....... try ebuyer for cheap 20" monitors ...... paid £140. for 22" HP widescreen but not got HD or Scart but i didn't need either.......

    should be easy to pick one up for less than £200

    ebuyer.com/pro…180

    A TV, but has freeview, component, HDMI & VGA & 22"

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    emasu;3149979

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139180A TV, but has freeview, component, … http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139180A TV, but has freeview, component, HDMI & VGA & 22"



    Thanks emasu - repped :thumbsup:

    I'm just away to buy one of the following:

    ebuyer.com/pro…662

    or

    dixons.co.uk/mar…651

    both are excellent, and the Samsung has £20 cashback.... But can't decide which one!! You get one, I will get the other and I will swap you when I realise you got the better one!

    use the VGA input by the way!

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    bazzaric;3150323

    I'm just away to buy one of the … I'm just away to buy one of the following:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149662orhttp://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchadefgghhlfgcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=436241&category_oid=-32651both are excellent, and the Samsung has £20 cashback.... But can't decide which one!! You get one, I will get the other and I will swap you when I realise you got the better one!



    Excellent - I'll buy the cheapest one then Going to check these out now :thumbsup:

    Btw, re the VGA - the only reason I wanted component is that with the VGA I can't play the compatible xbox games. Bought a big collection of them and none of them work!!

    Original Poster

    Big question on either of these monitors though is do they have both computer (16:10) and television (16:9) widescreen? From what i've been reading, we want the latter to make 360 games play without being stretched? Can't see anything in the specs to confirm this - baz?

    I think I know what you're after, the likes of the Samsung SM2032MW (20") SM932MW (19") or the LG M198WA (19") M208WA (20") M228WA (22") all without a digital tuner and subsequently almost discontinued by the major retailers.

    M198WD(P) and M228WD are the replacement models with a digital tuner, hence more expensive.

    * My SM932MW is 16:10.

    Liddle ol' me;3150833

    Big question on either of these monitors though is do they have both … Big question on either of these monitors though is do they have both computer (16:10) and television (16:9) widescreen? From what i've been reading, we want the latter to make 360 games play without being stretched? Can't see anything in the specs to confirm this - baz?



    I don't know Mr Liddle, but the first to find out wins a prize!

    Liddel I have that same monitor brah, its good, but it stretches the picture on the xbox :-(, I want xbox to release an update which will sort the ratio out.

    black gerbil1;3151227

    Liddel I have that same monitor brah, its good, but it stretches the … Liddel I have that same monitor brah, its good, but it stretches the picture on the xbox :-(, I want xbox to release an update which will sort the ratio out.



    Which one BG?

    bazzaric;3151327

    Which one BG?



    oh sorry the "Syncmaster 206BW ", it stretches out the picture when you plug an xbox in, but Its got HDCP, which works well for the PS3 ( aint ever plugged a PS3 in it though)
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