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Topic # 25596 26-Aug-2008 17:17
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Hopefully I've posted this at the right forum.

Anyways, um, so I'm deciding on buying a new 22" LCD Monitor for my new gaming rig, and as I am a complete noob at monitors, I've come to ask you guys.

What's a good brand for lcd monitors? And also, what do I look for when buying a LCD monitor? Like, what makes a lcd monitor a good lcd monitor?

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  Reply # 159950 26-Aug-2008 18:24
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I'd recommend either Philips or Viewsonic, I have a 22" wide screen Philips both at home and at work.

If you're able to, visit a computing store and see if you can view the different monitors side-by-side for a comparison.  I'd also suggest getting one with adjustable height - a monitor is much better at eye level than looking down (my previous monitor you couldn't adjust vertically).



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  Reply # 159980 26-Aug-2008 21:05
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Yeah, I've been told ViewSonics are good. But, um, what doe the contrast numbers (1:3000 etc.) mean?

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  Reply # 159990 26-Aug-2008 21:29
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Samsung used to make the best until they stopped using Samsung panels (ironic) in favour of cheap cheimei ones.

Now LG, BenQ and Dell (non entry level, containts samsung panels) are favoured as the best with Viewsonic being pretty good too.



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  Reply # 159993 26-Aug-2008 21:36
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Ok then. I'll either be choosing between LG or ViewSonic then i guess.

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  Reply # 160015 26-Aug-2008 23:23
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i'm happy with the batch of AOC monitors i just picked up for work, they are not used for gaming (to my knowledge) though...  cheap for 22" at $279+gst at QMB 




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  Reply # 160028 27-Aug-2008 06:14
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Another vote for Viewsonic

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  Reply # 160044 27-Aug-2008 08:08
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Viewsonic? Hmm I had a few problems with mine.
Samsungs, all three have been amazing, as has been their local support.

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  Reply # 160046 27-Aug-2008 08:14
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I've had a few brands of LCD's in the  past thru work - Samsung, Philip's an DELL....I have a DELL 24inch 2408 at home(also had the 2405) .
Highly recommend the DELL (higher end models-as stated by eXDee) for games and movies (and asthetics)..
Aside from the great picture quality, the added features (usb hub/card readers/hdmi etc etc) are also a plus...
Having said that - i'd also recommend viewsonic (though only had viewsonic CRT's, and relying on the brand name as opposed to any quantified knowledge)
For gaming one of the more important features is the response time... 5ms and lower generally recommended.. (my 2408 is 6ms but i'm not a big first person shooter player - and i've never noticed "tearing" anyway.)
Contrast Ratio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrast_ratio
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Reply # 160081 27-Aug-2008 10:43
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rscole86: Viewsonic? Hmm I had a few problems with mine.


Was it switched on?



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  Reply # 160093 27-Aug-2008 11:12
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nate:
rscole86: Viewsonic? Hmm I had a few problems with mine.


Was it switched on?


LOL! I'm sure it would be switched on... haha.

Im thinking of getting a ViewSonic VX2240w. It's got 4000:1 contrast level (dynamic) and 1000:1 normal contrast. has a 2ms refresh rate.

watcha guys think? cnt go wrong with that right?

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  Reply # 160793 29-Aug-2008 19:58
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What's a good brand for lcd monitors? And also, what do I look for when buying a LCD monitor? Like, what makes a lcd monitor a good lcd monitor?


Dell SE198WFP - have used x 2 of these for an extended desktop over the past 9 months with no probs..

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  Reply # 161781 3-Sep-2008 10:42
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I was looking at the Samsung 2253LW but cant find one in stock :(

might have to go viewsonic

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  Reply # 163074 8-Sep-2008 14:00
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andyjd: I was looking at the Samsung 2253LW but cant find one in stock :(

might have to go viewsonic


I prefer Samsung panels, however viewsonic warranty is good weve had one monitor in the office replaced 3x now no qualms from viewsonic.

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  Reply # 163084 8-Sep-2008 15:06
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I seem to have bought a 32inch Sony LCD instead, I guess the Macbook will look ok on it :D

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