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BarefootMedia did a good job explaining the difference between a real monitor and a tv. So read up on what he said. Also, think about what kind of video you are working with. No one will really be able to give you a good suggestion without knowing the format your using, aspect ratio, etc.
I have read somewhere though that if you’re not working on video that will be broadcast, you don’t really need a real monitor. A regular TV will work fine. You definitely still have to set up color bars though.
As far as where to plug it in…BarefootMedia explained that too. Many NLE systems can be configured to have video playback going out through firewire. You can hook your camera or deck up to your computer via firewire. Then your monitor or TV to your deck or camera with RCA.