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Second monitor for PC + Wii

AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
I'm looking for a second monitor for my PC, and I'd like it to match my current monitor, at least a little, so a 24" widescreen 1920x1080. My current monitor is connected to PC by DVI and my 360 and PS3 by HDMI, but I can't connect my Wii to it, so I'd like something with composite or component input for a second monitor so I don't need to keep this crappy CRT TV around just for the Wii. It seems like good monitors don't have usually these inputs, so I know that that thins my options a bit.
I found this thing, which seems to match what I want, but it says 'business monitor' so I'm not sure if it's any good.
I want a really good quality monitor, I don't want to spend thousands obviously but I'm happy to spend around $500, which seems to be as high as 24" monitors go.
I know you can get adaptors so that you can plug a Wii into DVI or into a computer video card, but trial and error has so far been mostly error, so I'll just get a monitor that has the right inputs.

Thanks a lot.

EDIT: If something says 'RGB', that's component or composite, right?

Second edit: I found this thing, that quick googling tells me will work with the Wii. However, I know that some games on the Wii (particularly Gamecube games, which I have a few of) don't work through adaptors due to their resolution or something. I'd like to make sure before I buy this thing that it will play older games as well as new ones.

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Unfortunately the monitors that come equipped with component as well as the usual assortment of DVI, VGA, and HDMI tend to be more expensive than the others. I'm not sure why this is, because component surely isn't an expensive addition. Anyway, expect to pay more, unless you go with some kind of VGA adapter.

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Those VGA adaptors just don't really cut it, and from memory they don't work with 480i games, like the gamecube RE games. Don't suppose you know anything about the dell monitor in the second edit?

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  • symbolsorsymbolsor Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I'm using a Dell monitor that's a little older than that model and it's pretty sweet. I only use it for work though, so I don't have any experience with games. >_<


    Would something like this work? It's a bit cheaper but it fits your specs.

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    symbolsor wrote: »
    I'm using a Dell monitor that's a little older than that model and it's pretty sweet. I only use it for work though, so I don't have any experience with games. >_<


    Would something like this work? It's a bit cheaper but it fits your specs.

    It doesn't look like that one exists in Australia yet (and I had a look at shipping costs out of morbid curiosity: higher than the price of the monitor), but the P2370HD does exist, it can't be that much worse than the P2570HD, and I found it at half RRP, so unless anyone has a better recommendation, I think that's what I'll go with.

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  • FatsFats Corvallis, ORRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    The U2410 is a super quality monitor, but probably overkill for what you're doing.

    Also, 480i is going to look pretty bad on any computer monitor unless they do some hardware deinterlacing that I'm unaware of.

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  • AnteCantelopeAnteCantelope Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Fats wrote: »
    The U2410 is a super quality monitor, but probably overkill for what you're doing.

    Also, 480i is going to look pretty bad on any computer monitor unless they do some hardware deinterlacing that I'm unaware of.

    I think that the only 480i games I have are the gamecube REs, and only the ones that are straight ports of the N64 or PS1 versions (I forget which version was ported), so they're going to be pretty ugly anyway, I just want to make sure that they're still playable.

    That Samsung is about half the price of the U2410, and looks pretty good, so I guess I'll go with that. Also it has an inbuilt digital box, so I can get rid of my crappy digital box.

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