After receiving several requests we decided to come up with a list of the top ten best HD monitors with TV tuners. This list is based on customer feedback, ratings, and overall popularity (bestselling).
1. Samsung FX2490HD 24-Inch HDTV LED Monitor
The bestselling TV tuner HD monitor combo for this year is the Samsung FX2490HD. The FX2490HD is multi-functional as it allows you to use it with your computer and connect a cable, satellite or antenna signal in order to use it as a standalone TV (no PC required). One of the key features for the FX2490HD is that it has picture in picture which allows you to do browse or work on your computer while watching TV in full high definition 1080p quality.
When buying a computer monitor with a TV tuner one of the downfalls is sometimes lower monitor specifications. One of the appeals of the FX2490HD is that it comes with a quick response time of 5ms so that you can enjoy your favorite blu-rays/DVDs and video games. Two features that make newer model Sony monitors stand out are MagicAngle, which delivers crisp images and bold color from every direction, and MagicEco which allows you to save even more energy with your LED monitor by allowing you to work on your monitor at 100%, 75% or 50% brightness, to reduce the amount of energy you use.
Additional Technical Details: 1920 x 1080 resolution, 0.27675mm pixel pitch, 16.7 Million display colors, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 170°(H) / 160°(V) viewing angle, 5ms response time, mega dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1, D-Sub, HDMI x 2, Component, Composite, USB 2.0 connectors, built in 5W x 2 Speakers, tilt adjustable and a 3 year parts and labor warranty.
2. Acer AT3265 LCD HDTV/Multifunction Monitor
It’s hard to find and sometimes expensive to buy a monitor this big, and even though HDTVs are relatively inexpensive, you certainly wouldn’t want to use a standard TV as your computer monitor. The Acer AT3265 is the best of both worlds bringing you a large computer monitor at a TV price level.
Technical Details: 6.5ms response time, 450 cd/m2 brightness, 4000:1 contrast ratio, D-Sub, HDMI x 2, Component connectors, and 2 x 10W built-in speakers. It’s also easy to mount with VESA Wall Mounting: 200mm x 200mm. A 1 year parts and labor warranty is included when buying online.
What one verified owner had to say;
“I use long wide spreadsheets every day and the scrolling back and forth was too tedious so I bought this TV to use as a computer monitor. It is awesome for this purpose. Now I can fit a lot more spreadsheet on my 1920×1080 than I could on my 1280×800. The screen is bright and the colors are great. Movies look nice too. Best of all, it is a steal of a deal. This was the lowest priced 1080p 32″ TV (or monitor) I could find.”
3. Samsung P2770HD 27-Inch 1920×1080 5ms 16.7M Multifunction LCD Monitor
- Screen Size : 27W
- Contrast Ratio (Typical) : DC 50,000:1(1000:1)(Typ)
- Resolution : 1920×1080
- Response Time (Typical): 5 ms
- Color Support: 16.7 M
- Integrated digital ATSC (HDTV) and NTSC TV Tuners
- 23″ 1920×1080 native resolution
- Edge lit LED backlight, SRS HD Audio with SPDIF output
- ATSC/QAM TV tuner, 3 HDMI ports, VGA and component video
- Closed Caption Support and Parental Control with sleep timer
5. Coby LEDTV2226 22-Inch 1080p HDMI LED TV/Monitor, Black
- 22-Inch widescreen LED HDTV offers a premium viewing experience, featuring brilliant picture.
- Energy efficient technology meets Energy Star 3.0 and California Energy Commission standards (standby power <1W)
- Built-in digital TV tuner (ATSC/NTSC/ QAM), HDMI digital connection delivers perfect signal transmission,
- Digital noise reduction, V-chip parental control, Closed- Caption, and Electronic Program Guide support
- Multi-language on-screen display, Wall-mountable design (VESA 75mm x 75mm)
- 1080P Resolution
- 21.6″ Widescreen Led Hdtv
- Attractive Super-Slim Profile Fits Anywhere
- Built-In Digital Tv Tuner (Atsc/Ntsc/Qam)
- PC VGA connection for use as a computer monitor
6. Samsung 23IN LCD Tv 1920X1080 1000:1 B2330HD
7. Coby TFTV2425 24-Inch Widescreen TFT LCD 1080p HDTV/Monitor with HDMI Input
8. LG M2380D-PU 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD TV Monitor – Black
9. NEC E321 32-Inch LCD HDMI Tuner Speaker Monitor (Black)
10. Samsung SyncMaster 2333HD HDTV Widescreen LCD Monitor (Glossy Black)
Other New HDTV Monitor Combos to Consider…
Samsung T27A950 27-Inch Class 3D LED HDTV Monitor – Black
Samsung T24A350 24-Inch Class LED HDTV/Monitor Combo (Black)
About: We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the best HD monitors with TV tuners for 2011. Check back later and we’ll be sure to have a top ten tab added to the our top ten lists above with a comparison chart for easy-to-view specifications.