|I really haven't looked at monitors that large but the NEC monitor has a response time of 18ns. I beieve that is pretty slow. If you played games you would notice the lag. |
My 22" Samsung, for instance is 2ns and 1680 x 1050. I assume you are looking at LCD displays. 60Hz for a refresh rate is plenty.
The scepter look decent. Remember if you want to watch TV on this thing that you need a tuner. The monitor has no tuner. You would need a TV tuner card. Are you planning on using a DVR from your cable company to record TV shows?
I don't think that NEC is worth that kind of cash.
If you are planning on using the computer connected to this setup for regular tasks then consider using a normal size monitor for that purpose and use a dual head output on your graphics card to feed the TV.
40" isn't really all that big. Consider a rear projection LCD in the 55/60" range. Unless your room is very small you will not be satisfied with a 40" wide screen.