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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Largest Computer Monitor!

My technological abilities are so freaking high right now its not even funny! Just too bad that I am a year or two behind everyone else.

I bought my first LCD HD TV a few months ago. I liked it at first but then I decided to go and get an HD box from Comcast. Its the one that also has the DVR built in. I must say, I am not really sure how I lived without them.

Anyway, a buddy of mine said that I can use the TV as my computer monitor. Yesterday was a slow day so I came home to give it a try. Sure enough, I now have a 37" monitor and I even have my computer hooked up to the surround sound.

I have a cousin that is a computer guru and he gave me a list of crap to get for my aging computer that will make it run better than new.

I didnt even know that an external memory existed until 2 weeks ago!

I am off to the electronics store to pick up a wireless mouse and keyboard. Next time you hear from me, I will be typing from the comfort of my recliner!

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Good choice.

I had one of the first "convergence" systems put out by Gateway that did the same thing. It was intimidating at first to have so many different function integrated into one, but I soon got used to it.

One of the features of such a system that I found useful was to use the picture-in-picture feature as well as splitting the screen to display multiple functions. That way you don't miss your favorite show while cruising the net.

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My technological abilities are so freaking high right now its not even funny! Just too bad that I am a year or two behind everyone else.

I bought my first LCD HD TV a few months ago. I liked it at first but then I decided to go and get an HD box from Comcast. Its the one that also has the DVR built in. I must say, I am not really sure how I lived without them.

Anyway, a buddy of mine said that I can use the TV as my computer monitor. Yesterday was a slow day so I came home to give it a try. Sure enough, I now have a 37" monitor and I even have my computer hooked up to the surround sound.

I have a cousin that is a computer guru and he gave me a list of crap to get for my aging computer that will make it run better than new.

I didnt even know that an external memory existed until 2 weeks ago!

I am off to the electronics store to pick up a wireless mouse and keyboard. Next time you hear from me, I will be typing from the comfort of my recliner!
*giggles at lone_star*

You've just been suckered in. Next thing we know, you'll be reporting how totally 1337 you are - and how far you have your FSB cranked up to on stock cooling... then will come the water cooler.

Whatever you do lone_star, just don't look directly into the light.

Congrats on the *cough* "super monitor."

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