how much does it cost....hmmmm....i'm not sure off the top of my head...it depends on what you get and what not.....little TV i got was 80, its like 10" or so, the nice JVC super VHS VCR was 200 when i bought it 3 years ago(its the one most of the cons use to display stuff) and its stil pretty much top of the line. Monitor can varry depending on what brand and size and what not...i have a 19" that came with my system and a 17" triniton i got when i upgraded my mom to a TFT...i knw 15" TFT runs about 400 for a decent one now-a-days and i got a 15" triniton in my closet which i might swap the TV for since the monitor's got better picture of course, just need a converter...the new matrox card which is totally l33t for graphics work and decent for gaming is $400, but that should come down....you can get a normal dual head g450 for around 120 if you know where to look....aint the best for games, but it does ok. Do some looking at bestbuy.com and stuff for the VCR and TV. I would opt for the best VCR you can find...make sure it has S-Video inputs or it isn't worth getting.
dual head is 120
tripple head l33t 400 can find it oem for around 300, but bear in mind surrond gaming.....go to the http://www.matrox.com
site to see what i mean.....it'll make you drool.
My next purchase is going to be the tripple head card....waiting for that to come down a bit