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I've been looking into the westy 47" and the sony xbr2/3 46". Both being LCD, I was wondering if there would be any plasmas that would satisfy me if I decide on not getting the westy or the sonys. It would mostly be used as a pc monitor and the occassional movie. I don't want a really large set because I have 13'x10' room and I don't want it to dominate my room. I also would like it to be size range so my mom doesn't think I'm spending more for the size, even though she doesn't know how much the sony would cost.
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If you going to use it mostly as a PC monitor then forget plasmas because most of them are 1024* 720 max resolution and you might get burn in if you leave your desktop screen or annything still for hours.
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If you going to use it mostly as a PC monitor then forget plasmas because most of them are 1024* 720 max resolution and you might get burn in if you leave your desktop screen or annything still for hours.
I've actually found some plasmas that have anti-burn-in support (making them ideal for computer display use) and they actually have features that the XBR2 (and XBR3) actually lack (while costing less). Both are from Hitachi.

42HDS69 (UltraVision S series)
42HDT52A (UltraVision CineForm series)

Both support CableCARD and HDMI (the 42HDT52A has dual HDMI ports, a motorized swivel stand, and FireWire support as well). Even the 42HDT52A costs less than not merely the KDL-V40XBR2, but the KDL-V40XBR1 (in fact, the 42HDT52A replaced the XBR1 on my radar). S-c-a-r-y.
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If you are going to use a TV as a PC monitor you will be disappointed. Large PC monitors have many more pixels than a TV. I have a 24" PC monitor (Dell 2405) that has 1200 x 1920 pixels, but the Sony 46" LCD only has 768 x 1366 pixels.

You normally sit close to a PC monitor, so you need more resolution. The Dell does pretty well on movies.

If your primary use is for PC. look at the new Dell monitors, I belive they have 37" now.
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