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    LCD TV Monitor for Wii & PC! *Help*

    I figure out of all forums everywhere, you guys and girls would know what works and what doesn't (hopefully lol...)

    Anyways as of right now I don't have a TV at school and have a regular 19'' PC monitor. I would like to kill two birds with one stone and get a LCD TV Monitor for my PC and *future* Wii. This is because it will have the correct inputs and outputs I would need for both.

    Question #1

    Would I need the "component / composite" Wii cables for the LCD TV instead of the ones the Wii originally comes with?

    Question #2

    What LCD TV Monitor would you guys suggest? I've been looking around newegg.com for about 3 days and found plenty of options that would work. Here are a few to give you an idea what I'm looking for.

    19 inch (notice all the inputs and outputs, such as VGA / HDMI / Optical Audio for my 5.1 speakers)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889234006

    23 inch (same deal with inputs and all that)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889102123

    26 inch

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889101107

    32 inch

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889005019


    Also remember that I'd use it for a PC Monitor and a TV for the Wii. I'm not necessary going to be watching TV on it but just to play Wii.

    In a perfect world I would find or one of you find a good size LCD TV Monitor that would suit both situations and for a reasonable price. (A lower response time like 5-6ms would be cool with a higher resolution 1900x1200 would be so clutch)

    Any help is appreciated! I can show off my Wii in my dorm room if we can find a good fit!

    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited by Shibby; 03-11-2008 at 11:06 PM.


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    Which Component Cable? - Dealextreme ($5.78 including shipping)

    ANY cable... really... i got my 3 footer for $6.81 AFTER shipping from ebay.

    ANY component cable made for wii. just dont' get one of those cables that supports, wii, 360, and ps3 all the same time... pricey!

    ANY wii component cable 3 to 6 feet long... the shorter, the better!

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    My Wii is connected to a 20.1" Widescreen PC Monitor (VGA D-sub connection). I use the KWorld TVBox 1680ex to connect the Wii and other video components to this monitor.

    $62 after shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...td-_-15260010R

    It supports 1080p audio, HD-TV tuner, Svideo, and RCA, etc.

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    I would probably go with the biggest you can afford. From a quick glance at the specs, they all seem to be pretty good. The 32" has the lowest response time/highest contrast ratio, so thats something to think about as well.

    Having said that, you mentioned you're going to use it as a monitor as well as for your Wii - do you mean it will be sitting on your desk as your full time monitor? If so, the 32" probably wouldn't be too good....since its close up and much lower resolution than a monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idjut
    My Wii is connected to a 20.1" Widescreen PC Monitor (VGA D-sub connection). I use the KWorld TVBox 1680ex to connect the Wii and other video components to this monitor.

    $62 after shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...td-_-15260010R

    It supports 1080p audio, HD-TV tuner, Svideo, and RCA, etc.

    See Spoiler for SPECS!


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    Found two other ones (the same thing )

    One is a lower res one



    and a higher res one for a little more money

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815260014

    Just plug the Wii in with the cables supplied with that product?




    So if I got that box I could just use a regular PC Monitor then right?

    such as this monitor idjut

    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...KDS-_-24155054


    Thanks so much for your help so far, I'm learning new things like every second on these wonderful forums!

    <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by link1305
    I would probably go with the biggest you can afford. From a quick glance at the specs, they all seem to be pretty good. The 32" has the lowest response time/highest contrast ratio, so thats something to think about as well.

    Having said that, you mentioned you're going to use it as a monitor as well as for your Wii - do you mean it will be sitting on your desk as your full time monitor? If so, the 32" probably wouldn't be too good....since its close up and much lower resolution than a monitor.
    Yes I would like to also use it as a PC Monitor while at school as well. With what idjut said I could get a normal "bigger" LCD Monitor and still use Wii on that without all those composite cable hook ups.

    Many will argue you need a big screen for a Wii (such as sports because you stand) but I would play SSBB sitting down in front of it.

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    i don't think i bought anything more!

    great find on the pics... all cables are included

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    With that monitor I don't think you would even need to buy the converter box that idjust posted, because it comes with a Component-to-VGA cable. The reviews look pretty positive, and < 400 for a 24" isn't bad at all! I'd go for it.

    Edit: Haha, in fact I think I might just get one
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    Quote Originally Posted by link1305
    With that monitor I don't think you would even need to buy the converter box that idjust posted, because it comes with a Component-to-VGA cable. The reviews look pretty positive, and < 400 for a 24" isn't bad at all! I'd go for it.

    Edit: Haha, in fact I think I might just get one

    Nooo! Not before I do

    I think it has VGA to component, not the other way around.

    But if that is the case then you could get these cables

    http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/A...R-p-17301.html



    female component to male VGA


    BUT! I heard this doesn't work from reading on the forums, usually get the "cannot find input or something"

    need a second or third opinion on that though


    EDIT -

    check this Wii to VGA cable, which would make the box not needed right?

    http://www.vdigi.com/index.php?page=...chk=1&Itemid=1

    Last edited by Shibby; 03-12-2008 at 12:18 AM.


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    Another question:

    Would the TVBox (versus the Wii VGA Cable) allow me to get TV on my monitor?

    Dumb question but I don't know

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