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Trying To Figure Out A New TV / Monitor / Desk Set Up... Any Suggestions?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MoreMoneyMoreProblem, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    Alright so I am 19 years old now and for as long as I can remember I have had the same furniture in my room and now it all is getting played out and looks like it has been around for years...

    Now I am looking to invest some money into my set up to hopefully get up to date in technology and also boost my motivation so when I wake up in the morning I am like DAMN I have all this because I hustle my ass off online.

    So I want the suggestions of BHW members to help me find the right set up for my room with a new TV / Monitor combo and desk to hold this combo. Here is what I need the specs of the combo to be...

    - At least over 24" so that its easy to view from my bed.
    - Must both have a input so I can hook my computer up to it and my cable.
    - Be able to switch from say HD1 which would be cable tv to HD2 which is my computer...

    With the desk to hold this I don't want something huge and enclosed. I want a desk that I can sit the monitor / tv screen on top of and then on the bottom of the desk can hold my sub and tower... the desk must be able to hold 5 speakers along with screen and have a pull out for my keyboard.

    Like I said your suggestions are going to be going towards my final decision so make them good... also please post your set up if its along the lines of a screen over 24"...
     
  2. Kid Shaleen

    Kid Shaleen Regular Member

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    It's difficult to help without knowing budget and room size.

    But ...

    Check out the online stuff from Staples, Target, IKEA, etc. to give you an idea of what's available at an inexpensive price.

    You might also try to grab some of the free software that lets you set the size of your room and try out different arrangements of furniture in it. IKEA may still have it for free on their web.
     
  3. matsta

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    Hmm you have 3 options:

    Option A: Get the new Dell U2711 for around $1100. This is the same screen as what is in the new 27" iMacs.

    Option B: Spend a little bit more and get a 27" iMac. You won't regret it!. The only downside is that you don't have a direct HDMI input. You can get a adapter for $99 which does the trick however.

    Option C: Go all out and get a 30" monitor. IMO it ain't worth it. The 27" has the same res (it's just 16:9 opposed to 16:10), will most definitely have better color, contrast and brightness and is only a couple hundred less then getting a 27" iMac.

    So there's ya options. IMO I'm leaning towards a iMac because it's actually the best value for money believe it or not, and it's a Mac :O

    Even if you want a PC, it probably gonna be around the same price to buy the Dell and make a desktop box, so I would just run Windows straight on the iMac.
     
  4. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    I am looking for something cheaper than that... if I wanted to I could buy a 52" samsung lcd television to use as a TV and monitor for $800. Why would I pay a grand for 27"?

    Dimensions of my current arrangement - 40" Wide x 22" Deep x 65" High...

    I would really like to keep the depth and width but without the height, this is an armoire so that should explain the height. I would really like something that has a black / dark gray frame and the surface is glass...
     
  5. CallItLikeIseeIt

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    I paid a little under $2000 for a 30 inch apple cinema display. Which is almost double what I paid for my flatscreen 47 inch 1080p.

    2560 x 1600 pixel resolution means less zooming in photoshop, more windows displayed on the screen, which all means more productivity for me. HDTVs aren't meant for higher resolutoins.