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  • inni786 23 Dec 2012 15:15:36 133 posts
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    ok thanks for the input but its now down to making a choice between these two -

    Asus VE248H or the BenQ GL2450HM - thought ill get one with HDMI which I'm sure will come in handy at one point.
    Any thoughts on the 2 above - Im thinking more the Benq one at the moment.
    cheers
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Dec 2012 15:59:30 16,852 posts
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    inni786 wrote:
    ok thanks for the input but its now down to making a choice between these two -

    Asus VE248H or the BenQ GL2450HM - thought ill get one with HDMI which I'm sure will come in handy at one point.
    Any thoughts on the 2 above - Im thinking more the Benq one at the moment.
    cheers
    I have the Benq GW450H and it's lovely, the menus are a bit clunky, the sound is woeful and the screen is best viewed directly infront. Otherwise, it's very good value for the money. Great picture quality too, very customisable settings as well.

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  • inni786 23 Dec 2012 16:29:19 133 posts
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    cheers Mr_Sleep, looks good...arrhhh more choices now lol
  • Sharzam 24 Dec 2012 00:22:28 2,721 posts
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  • PenguinJim 24 Dec 2012 03:27:41 5,758 posts
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    It's surely worth taking a look at a 1920x1200 monitor for gaming? 16:9 is unbeatable for 16:9 movies and TV, but for games/internet/work 16:10 is preferable unless you have very short, very wide eyes?

    Just a suggestion, as I've seen a few people skip over the 16:10 option without considering it as 16:9 screens are foisted upon us by cheapest-option manufacturers. :p
  • Dirtbox 24 Dec 2012 09:10:36 77,477 posts
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    Because 16:10 isn't a format that TV or movies exist in.

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  • inni786 24 Dec 2012 11:10:40 133 posts
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    Hi Dirtbox I know a lot of the guys can vouch for your tech knowledge, any 24" monitor you can recommend thats under 150.
    I'm looking towards the Benq ones at the moments
    cheers
  • Dirtbox 24 Dec 2012 12:46:15 77,477 posts
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    Yeah, benq are the best price for quality by a long way. I've got a couple as well.

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  • rtk79 11 Jan 2013 23:33:55 490 posts
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    Is the BenQ XL2420t the best option when looking for a smallish matte monitor with good response time, dvd-i, HDMI and VGA connections ? I don't care for 3D much (and use AMD cards anyway) and would rather pay less than 350 euros if I but haven't seen much to satisfy my needs.
  • rtk79 11 Feb 2013 14:04:21 490 posts
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    Went for this thing in the end, should anyone wonder :
    http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2012/review-eizo-foris-fs2333-bk.html
    And it's stunning. Couldn't be happier. Colours are astonishing. Built like a (Japanese) tank. 5-year warranty. The connections I wanted (VGA, DVD-I, and two HDMI ports). Not 120hz, but the response times are good enough for me. A little expensive, probably, but, as they say, you get what you pay for.
  • Cannon_Fodder 11 Feb 2013 14:18:32 216 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    It's surely worth taking a look at a 1920x1200 monitor for gaming? 16:9 is unbeatable for 16:9 movies and TV, but for games/internet/work 16:10 is preferable unless you have very short, very wide eyes?

    Just a suggestion, as I've seen a few people skip over the 16:10 option without considering it as 16:9 screens are foisted upon us by cheapest-option manufacturers. :p
    @PearOfAnguish

    I have two Dell U2410's. They were pretty expensive but I've never been happier with a monitor. It's 16:10 (1920 x 1200), but also displays 16:9 resolutions perfectly fine with obviously a black border at the top and bottom of the screen.

    One of the features I love is you can choose to scale your input by aspect ratio, fill the whole screen or use the native resolution of the input with no scaling. It means if there is a flaky console game which just doesn't look that good up-scaled I can swap to show it at 1280 x 720 or whatever the console outputs it at and see how it was designed to look. Some people might not like that as you have to put up with the space around the screen not being used, but practically I love the fact I have the option.

    Another big bonus of the monitor is it as HDMI, DVI, Display Port, Component and Composite connectors. If you can grab it for under 300 it's a bargain!

    Oh, and in terms of quality it's great. Very bright and vibrant, easily configurable and pretty easy to calibrate. Never had any issues gaming on PC, PS3 or 360 on it.

    It's built well. The base is very heavy and the monitor sits nice and sturdy on it.

    Edited by Cannon_Fodder at 14:22:35 11-02-2013

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  • Bremenacht 11 Feb 2013 14:25:44 17,613 posts
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    Anyone care to sum up the value (or not) of AUO screens? The opinion I've read seems quite divided on them, suggesting they may be good for some work but not good for games.
  • Syrette 17 Mar 2013 12:21:40 43,107 posts
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    Could do with a new monitor. Would use it for my consoles but also for the odd bit of Photoshop that I might take home from work.

    There's a myriad of options out there but I'm left wondering if less than 5ms, more than 60hz and/or 1920x1200 is really the way to go. Given myself a budget of about 250 and wouldn't go any bigger than 27" at the most.

    Mostly wondering if those extra 120px are really worth the extra outlay, and if a faster than 5ms response time really makes all that difference when gaming.

    Any recommendations would be good, reckon it'll be between BenQ, Samsung, Acer, HP and LG.

  • rtk79 17 Mar 2013 12:48:13 490 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Could do with a new monitor. Would use it for my consoles but also for the odd bit of Photoshop that I might take home from work.

    There's a myriad of options out there but I'm left wondering if less than 5ms, more than 60hz and/or 1920x1200 is really the way to go. Given myself a budget of about 250 and wouldn't go any bigger than 27" at the most.

    Mostly wondering if those extra 120px are really worth the extra outlay, and if a faster than 5ms response time really makes all that difference when gaming.

    Any recommendations would be good, reckon it'll be between BenQ, Samsung, Acer, HP and LG.
    Slightly over your budget perhaps, depending where you shop, but I'd definitely recommend my own Eizo Foris FS2333 (mentionned in my post above, with a link to what seems to be a very thorough review), especially if you intend to photoshop with it.
  • Syrette 17 Mar 2013 12:56:31 43,107 posts
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    Nice, I'll add that to the list of options I've got, although it appears to cost around 30 more than my max budget at a quick glance. Not against spending a bit extra if it's really worth it though.

    Edited by Syrette at 12:56:54 17-03-2013

  • Syrette 17 Mar 2013 21:46:45 43,107 posts
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    If I go 27" I'd be better off with a 1920x1200 screen, right? Also, would that resolution mean console games would display borders on the top and bottom of the screen given consoles don't natively support such a resolution?


    Ah fudge it, think I'll just go for the best 24" x1080 screen I can find. That's an upgrade of 1 inch on my current screen size.

    I looked at a lot of 27" screens and the ones in my price-range seemed to lack the inputs I want. Mainly, dual HDMI ports. A lot of them had no HDMI ports at all so I'd either go down the DisplayPort to HDMI route or not at all. Having 2 HDMIs is fairly important to me as I want to be able to change between non-laptop devices without having to physically swap cables etc.

    Not an expert on monitors at all as you might be able to tell. There's just too many options for my liking.

    Edited by Syrette at 21:48:33 17-03-2013

  • dominalien 17 Mar 2013 22:00:14 6,839 posts
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    A monitor will basically have a few options on how to place the image on the screen. These would be something like native, aspect ratio and stretch, maybe some others. The first one will map pixel-to-pixel, meaning showing a 1280x720 image on a 1920x1080 screen will show you a small image in the middle of the screen with lots of black all around it. The second setting will fill the screen with the image as best as it can, without distorting it. Which means black borders on top and bottom if the screen is 1920x1200 and the image is 1280x720. The stretch option will fill the whole screen with the image even if it means distorting it. This could make sense in specific cases, but you'll probably want to avoid it, as it makes stuff look weird. Think back to when widescreen TVs started appearing but TV signals were still 4:3 and everyone had disgusting fat people on the screen all the time, not realising you could set the image to the correct ratio (most sensibly by getting black borders on the sides of the screen, although personally I find them much less pleasant than the ones on top and bottom).

    The idea is that these 3 settings will let you set up the image any way you like, no matter what the image and display resolutions are. Annoyingly, I have a 1920x1200 Dell monitor which disables the most sensible (aspect ratio) option if the image it's being fed is 1920x1080, so for a couple of years I was playing all 1080p PS3 games looking slightly too tall. It's a problem with that particular monitor's firmware, though.

    For whatever it's worth, I wouldn't worry about getting a 1200p monitor. The difference between that and 1080p is, at least for me, really negligible.

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  • Syrette 17 Mar 2013 22:09:59 43,107 posts
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    The 1200 thing has a lot to do with me doing a lot of image/film editing as part of my job, I use a 1920x1200px HP at work. Several inches bigger than my current home screen which is 1080, so I can't really compare them too well. To be honest I only work from home when I reeeeeeally need to, so not often and hopefully not at all.

    Other thing about going for a 23-24" 1080p monitor is that they range in price so much, and yet the specs on paper don't always look that much different between say a 130 monitor and a 230 monitor. Yet I naturally assume I want to go for the pricier option.

    Current monitor is a 23" Acer X233H which is decent but only has a single VGA port. Next monitor has to be a decent upgrade on that.

  • PenguinJim 18 Mar 2013 05:03:16 5,758 posts
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    One big advantage of 16:9 is that you've so many more options available, and you're more likely to find a good deal without compromising on anything else.

    But sometimes it just feels like a staring contest with a letterbox.

    Feeding the vultures at HUKD aside, you can try going there and searching for "monitor" in the Computing category and sorting by date, to see if anything catches your eye in any given week.

    @dominalien You should be able to set your PS3 to 1920x1200? Or 1680x1050, at least. My 360 has a 1680x1050 option which gives me a fullscreen dash on a 1920x1200 monitor, and letterboxes the games automagically. If I leave the 360 in 1080P mode, the games stretch.

    Edited by PenguinJim at 05:03:43 18-03-2013
  • dominalien 18 Mar 2013 08:03:51 6,839 posts
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    The PS3 only does the "official" TV resolutions: 576i/576p (in Europe), 720p, 1080i and 1080p.

    Edited by dominalien at 08:46:40 18-03-2013

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  • PenguinJim 18 Mar 2013 10:32:33 5,758 posts
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    Awwww. :( Might be an HDCP thing. Maybe.
  • rtk79 18 Mar 2013 10:54:42 490 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    Awwww. :( Might be an HDCP thing. Maybe.
    No, it's a GPU scaler thing.
  • dominalien 18 Mar 2013 11:03:38 6,839 posts
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    Yeah.

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  • faux_carnation 18 Apr 2013 17:57:29 9,081 posts
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    /bump

    Can anyone think of a good reason why I shouldn't buy this?

    (ViewSonic VX2370Smh-LED 23" SuperClear IPS LED Monitor 1080p 120 from DABS)

    Edited by faux_carnation at 17:57:37 18-04-2013

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  • Roddles 18 Apr 2013 17:58:50 1,777 posts
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    Ugly stand and lower bezel?
  • kalel 18 Apr 2013 18:01:06 86,414 posts
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    7ms is quite a slow responce time.
  • faux_carnation 18 Apr 2013 18:03:43 9,081 posts
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    So does the difference between 5ms and 7ms actually matter? At the moment I'm using an old secondhand Dell 15inch thing and I have no idea what the response time is on it, so I get the feeling I'm not going to notice a 2ms difference?

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  • kalel 18 Apr 2013 18:07:19 86,414 posts
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    Hard to say. Possibly/probably not.

    I dunno. It's a cheap screen, but that's the only spec that lept out at me as being slightly wiffy. Seems good value otherwise.
  • Syrette 18 Apr 2013 18:21:38 43,107 posts
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    Spend 90 more and get this Asus MX239H which is what I went with recently. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Great picture quality (IPS panel and all that).

    http://www.ebuyer.com/466418-mx239h-23-led-ips-1920x1080-vga-hdmi-speakers-3-year-warranty-mx239h

  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 18 Apr 2013 18:26:09 6,654 posts
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    yeah i looked at these recently. That Asus is based around the same LG IPS panel as mine, and they get really good reviews.
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