While there’s no really replacing a good HDTV, your flat panel monitor can totally display HD content, though on a smaller scale. More importantly, it can disply HDTV, and ASUS has put together a neat little combo box for just that.
The HDTV Suite-HDMI box plugs into your monitor’s HDMI port and acts as an HDTV tuner as well as a media center PC. Not only will it display HD content on your monitor, but it has a number of image processing magics it pulls off to make it look better than on a standard HDTV. Sadly it will still be smaller than a 52-inch plasma, but for a dorm or small apartment, it’s just the right size.
It even has an easy-to-use touch-sensitive control panel on the front and supports HDTV up to 1080p natively, and can even support super-HD rezes like 1200p.