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post #1 of 4 Old 07-22-2008, 11:32 AM - Thread Starter
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We are planning to wall-mount a 52" LCD TV in a new conference room.

It will primarily serve as a computer monitor and TV and will be used for videoconferencing from time to time. PQ is not a huge concern; obviously we don't want a POS, but I'm looking to spend less than $2500.

Ideally, we can use the VGA port without overscan issues, though I suppose it'd not the end of the world if we have to use an HDMI -> DVI converter. I like the idea of the monitor going into sleep mode when the VGA signal cuts out. This will be at a remote office and I could see it being left on accidentally for long stretches of time...maybe RS-232 control would be a good idea

Much of the time we may end up running the TV at suboptimal resolutions; we'll just have to test it out and see how practically usable it is at full 1920x1080 when it comes to setting up and controlling PowerPoint presentations and possibly our PACS (X-ray viewing) software for presentation (not diagnostic) purposes.

I've been using a 47" XBR4 as a monitor at home and it seems to answer all of my prayers so far...I've got the font sizes cranked up and for what I do it's great, but I don't want to spend too much for this application and don't suspect it's necessary.

Any suggestions? TigerDirect has quite a few offerings under $2K but I'm wondering if anyone can speak from personal experience. I'm considering a Sharp LC-52D64U or LG L49-5200 at the moment.
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Check out the Samsung LN52A550. It's a shocking good value and the owner reviews at Amazon are almost 5 star.

Samsung 65F8000, 60D8000, 40HU6350, Panasonic 50E60 LCD's
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With your budget you can even go for the LN52A650. It has great reviews all over.
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Both options above are great ones to look at, also check out the New LG 52LG70, a great unit as well.
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