Hi, new member here, come to ask you experts for help
I am trying to figure out how to use the same display at my desk for my PC, and as a TV for DVDs, Netflix/Hulu, and video games. I don't watch "real" TV at all. What I'd like to connect:
--PC: has HDMI, DVI and VGA out
--Wii (component cable)
--Playstation 2: (component cable)
--Nintendo 64: I think composite is the best I can do
--Eventually I'll also get a PS3 and/or Xbox 360, and of course the new Nintendo console. (2-3 HDMI cables)
--Inexpensive 2.1 speakers. I'm not an audiophile, and the walls of my studio are incredibly thin so I'll be keeping the volume down anyways.
Question 1: How can I hook all these things up to a single display? Could I run everything through a series of switches and converters, or would the money be better spent on a less kludgey solution? Do I need an AV receiver, and do you have any recommendations for a model that will handle the above mix of analog and digital inputs but NOT have me paying for a bunch of featuers I don't need? What about a stand-alone video processor like DVDO Edge?
Question 2: What do you recommend I use for the display? I currently have an Asus VH236H 23" LCD monitor. I love it for my PC but it only has 1 HDMI, 1 DVI and 1 VGA input. It's also not wall mountable. I'd love to be able to make it work, but if necessary I'll consider something different, maybe a little bigger so as to make a better TV, but not too big since I need to be able to use it as a PC monitor, sitting just 2-3 feet away from it.
Thanks for your help!