Monitor recommendations

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  • InfiniteFury 25 Sep 2008 17:02:38 864 posts
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    Hello,

    I've got a new PC arriving at the end of next week but without a monitor as the ones on offer looked god-awful.

    I don't know much about monitors except that it should have a response time below 5ms. But that's about it.

    Willing to spend about 250 and the bigger the better (24" would be nice).

    Can anyone recommend a particular model or even a manufacturer and good supplier - dreading getting a beautiful screen with dead pixels.

    Thanks

    Edit: This one looks quite nice I suppose

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-W2452T-Widescreen-Monitor-Black/dp/B001BB3GG2/ref=sr_1_23?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222358619&sr=1-23
  • faux-C 25 Sep 2008 17:03:39 9,536 posts
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    I found my monitor on the street.
  • BobsYourUncle 25 Sep 2008 17:04:51 718 posts
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    Ask UncleLou what his one is and get that.
  • InfiniteFury 25 Sep 2008 17:06:02 864 posts
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    Meant to add - will go down to 22" if for the 250 mark I get a much much better monitor
  • InfiniteFury 25 Sep 2008 17:12:47 864 posts
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    "Just make sure it ain't a TN/Film panel they're fucking awful"

    Am too stupid to know what that means :-(
  • myiagros 25 Sep 2008 17:27:30 1,348 posts
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    I was in a computer shop the other day and my eye was instantly drawn to the fantastic colours displayed by the HP Brightview screens.

    I belive they do a 24" one, but not sure of the price, spec or features.
  • PearOfAnguish 25 Sep 2008 17:29:19 7,466 posts
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    I like Dell, had a 20-inch and upgraded to 24-inch last year. Always been reliable and has a great picture.

    However, if I was buying again I would also consider a Samsung 226BW or similar. See review here. They're available for under 200 online. Gorgeous picture and lovely design, they look really slick.
  • Deleted user 25 September 2008 17:33:03
    LGs are good. I've got two (not that specific make, but in that same model line), and I'm very happy with them, no problems whatsoever.
  • Lexx87 25 Sep 2008 17:34:34 20,863 posts
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    The Samsung T220 is very nice, got one of those recently.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Psychotext 25 Sep 2008 17:39:07 54,822 posts
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    Lexx87 wrote:
    The Samsung T220 is very nice, got one of those recently.
    Aye. Am using that one right now (chose it over the LG and the older Samsung 22") and it's a really good bit of kit. Nice looking too.
  • InfiniteFury 25 Sep 2008 17:39:23 864 posts
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    "Inspired by the craftsmanship of Venetian glassblowers, the T220 is the embodiment of Samsung's design philosophy - natural beauty that defies standardisation"

    L.O.L.

    Looks good though, thanks for all the recommendations. If anyone has any other advice I'm all ears.
  • Gaol 25 Sep 2008 17:46:09 2,429 posts
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    Best advice I can give is to avoid TN panels. It's getting harder and harder, but once you've used s-pva or s-ips you will never go back. Here is onbe that is currently available:

    review
    product

    Incidently, hard forums is a good place to ask these types of questions :)
  • InfiniteFury 25 Sep 2008 17:47:19 864 posts
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    "films are still letterboxed"

    Is a slight concern for me given that the borders on my Xbox360 played on a 4:3 19" drove me nuts. What are your experiences with that?

    Also, will I notice a difference between 5ms and 2ms response times?
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  • Deleted user 18 February 2009 10:10:19
    /bored

    k I'm bored, so obviously want a new monitor, so, like, whats good? Needs to have HDMI and...be good. And that. Don't really want to pay more than 450-500.


    Oh yea, no Samsung.

    Ed.

    nvm
  • hollowroom 18 Feb 2009 13:51:43 189 posts
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    I bought a T260 last week. 26", 1920 X 1200 native resolution, lovely picture, 5ms refresh.

    I am very happy with it, movies look great, colours are sharp and games look wonderful.
  • hollowroom 18 Feb 2009 13:52:35 189 posts
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    oh, and no dead pixels.

    And I dropped it getting it out of the box becasue I was drunk, and it's still fine.
  • ecu 18 Feb 2009 13:58:59 77,237 posts
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    N@ wrote:
    /bored

    k I'm bored, so obviously want a new monitor, so, like, whats good? Needs to have HDMI and...be good. And that. Don't really want to pay more than 450-500.


    Oh yea, no Samsung.

    Ed.

    nvm

    This
  • Ravenger 21 Feb 2009 09:27:41 190 posts
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    I just got a Dell 2209WA

    It's an E-IPS panel, which basically means very wide viewing angles and true colour reproduction unlike the TN panels which form the majority of the market. Best of all it's under 200!

    Makes my old Samsung 20" widescreen monitor look awful. (Well it was awful, but this makes it obvious).

    Response times and input lag are excellent - was playing L4D last night and noticed no blurring or lagging.
  • coastal 21 Feb 2009 10:01:38 5,389 posts
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    The Acer Orange 24 is fantastic. And not that orange.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

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