Hey, I'm trying to get a relatively cheap HDTV to play PS3 on. I've been looking on newegg for LCDs... I'm looking primarily for a TV, but being able to use it as a monitor would also be nice. For size, I'm looking for something between 20-30 inches, not much bigger(only have about 39 inch max wall space). I live in the US, if that matters. Also, price is an issue(I'm a poor college student) - but I'm not the kinda person that would just buy the cheapest thing available. I just had a few questions I guess.
-What resolutions should I be looking for? 720p and 1080i, right? I know 1080p usually only comes on the really big TVs.
-The bigger the contrast ratio, the better? Most of the LCDs I was looking at had ratios of 16001, is that good?
-For refresh rate, is 8MS good? I know lower is better, but I don't know how low I should be looking.
-Any other specs I should be looking for?
-Is it worth it to get a LCD with a tuner card? Can you buy one seperately? I'm mainly just looking to game, but its something worth noting.
-I'm looking for HDMI, right? To plug the PS3 into a HDMI port, I need a special cable? Also, what is HDCP?
Here were a few I was looking at, any of them good buys(I know a lot of them are recertified)?
http//www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889112008 (contrast ratio is kinda meh)
Also, I hadn't really considered getting a monitor and then just buying seperate speakers until someone on a different site mentioned it. Would anyone recommend this option? I was recommended this monitor by someone else
Samsung 22" SyncMaster[=http//www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8260516&st=Samsung+SyncMaster+226BW&type=product&id=1170289357904]Samsung 22" SyncMaster