For the monitor in my cabinet I decided to go with a 27" Mitsubishi CS27MX1 TV that I purchased used on eBay for $90.
Update! - I have now swapped out the clear Lexan in front of the monitor and replaced it with Graylite 14 Smoked Glass. The glass was about $62 from a local glass shop and well worth the money. Colors really stand out now and games have more a real arcade look and feel.
Update! 08/01/2007 - I
decided to change the TV in my cabinet. Previously I was using a 27"
Mitsubishi CS27MX1 TV. The sharpness of the picture was great, but it
suffered from what appeared to be "doming". Basically I would get purple
blotches on bright sections of the screen. This would happen in games as
well as on white screens (like in notepad).
Update! 08/04/2007 - It seems that the Act Labs light guns are not compatible with this TV. I noticed that shots were only registering on about 25% of the screen. I emailed Act Labs and they informed me that my TV was not compatible. I have since switched to the EMS LCD Topguns.
Update! 08/19/2007 - I
have an update on this. I was having a problem with the component cable
that came with my X800 Pro. Today I switched to the ATI DVI to
Component dongle that is available for some of the other ATI cards and now
everything is working fine. It seems that the component adapter that comes
with the X800 is the problem.