I've been running my HTPC with a MyHD 120 + daughterboard (have a 130 + daughterboard but haven't gotten around to swapping it for the 120), and by virtue of a switch can divert the daughterboard's DVI output to either my desktop monitor (Planar 19" LCD PX191, 4x3 aspect ratio, native res 1280x1024) or my 1080p projector.
Naturally, when I watch HDTV using the MyHD on the 19" LCD monitor, the sides are chopped off. So, I want to get a 16x9 desktop monitor. The ones I'm seeing are 1080p. I'm looking at a couple:
Samsung S23A350H 23" Class Widescreen LED HD Monitor - 1920 x 1080, 16:9, 60Hz, 2ms, HDMI, VGA, Energy Star (Refurbished) ~$144 shipped
and theViewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch (23.6-Inch Vis) Widescreen LED Monitor with Full HD 1080p and Speakers - Black $170 shipped
I'm wondering if a 1080p desktop monitor is appropriate for the MyHD cards. AFAIK, the daughterboard will not output 1080p.
I'm currently using 1280 x 1024 res from MyHD when using my 19" desktop monitor and Native when using my 1080p projector. My video card is a BFG 6600 GTOC AGP video card with maximum resolution 2048X1536@85Hz.
1. Will I have a good/great experience computing with this setup using a 1080p 23-24" desktop monitor.
2. Will the MyHD HDTV experience using one of these displays be OK.
Or do I really want a 720p 16x9 desktop display?
Thanks for help here.
Edit: If anyone has ideas of a better monitor for this usage, please say so. I posted around a year ago an idea and people said there were better monitors for me. I don't remember what they said or the threads, can't find that info. So, I figure my ideas here might not be so hot.Edited by Muse - 6/25/12 at 1:48pm