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So, I really want an HDTV, and I've tried to do this a few times now, but ended up returning the damn things for various reasons. I've tried to educate myself but, I find it hard to find honest and accurate comments on televisions, either people are trying to defend what they've purchased or, they don't see what I see. It's driving me crazy. Anyway, I have a laundry list of questions, and I appreciate anyone who's willing to take a look at them.
1. I want to use it as a computer monitor. So I'm going to stay around 30 inches (32 would probably be perfect). I was going to try to use a DVI to HDMI converter cable. Is this a bad idea? Or can I sell my 24" Monitor after I buy my new set?
2. I hate motion blur something fierce, I don't see the point in owning an HDTV unless it's HD all the time. I have returned 2 TVs and gone through a ton of hassle to do so because I can't stand it when movies pan and the screen darkens and blurs so much that I can't see any details. How much would I have to spend to avoid this problem? Would 240hz help me avoid this blurring, or do I only need to look at response time? I can accept that I'll probably never be able to eliminate the problem sticking with an LCD HDTV, but I don't want it to be extremely noticeable.
3. Is it a bad time to buy a TV right now? I'm not in any kind of rush, but I don't know how TVs are . . . When new things come out, stuff like that. I might just try and get an idea of what I want, and wait for a sale if anyone knows a good website for that.
4. UIs are definitely important to me, what brands are good? I liked the Sony Bravia set I had for a while because XMB is pretty well designed, and hated my old LG because it was difficult to do anything except change channels.
I reckon those are the biggest questions I have. Also, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, if you know of something that would fit the bill. Thanks in advanced.
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