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1. I don't watch TV in general, so I don't have a TV. A 27" inch monitor is fine for watching movies.
2. Screen size is good for work also, not only for gaming. Imagine you can have several windows side by side instead of being forced to switch between them using your task-switcher. Much better workflow.
If I buy a Samsung 47" LED Full HD TV,
I just linked it to my notebook thru HDMI cable,
using wireless mouse and keyboard,
and use the TV as my monitor,
sitting on Sofa in front of it,
to surf internet and watching TV.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
HDMI?!?! Probably not,... There's usually overscan. You want to go VGA (if the machine supports it). Although some Samsung TVs (and some other brands) can turn off the overscan (or be modded to do it). Just watch the native resolution of the TV,... Many are only 1366x768, not true 1920x1080...