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Topic # 56318 13-Jan-2010 11:25
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HI,


Im stuck between three choices for a 24" monitor. My choices are:


1.ViewSonic VX2433wm
2.Benq G2410HD
3.LG W2353V


I want to use it mainly for my xbox 360 and a little bit for my computer. The viewsonic has the HDMI input but it doesnt really matter if it doesn't because I have a HDMI-to-DVI cable and I read there is no quality loss. I'm mainly stuck between the BenQ and Viewsonic. Viewsonic is slightly better but i've read reviews average reviews, where as the BenQ I can't really find any reviews but I seems to be a more trust worthy brand. 


Any help from people who actually own one of these model monitors or any help at all would be great.


Thanks.

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  Reply # 289589 13-Jan-2010 11:46
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i own the Benq, very good picture quality and nice colour reproduction :) also tested my PS3 on it and it ran great, although I have the E series not the G(Built in HDMI on the E)




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  Reply # 289618 13-Jan-2010 13:16
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Are you able to go view the two models side by side? My choice would be between the BenQ and ViewSonic as well.

A note about the DVI -> HDMI cable, do you have one that also splits off the sound, as when I last checked the connectors for the Xbox360 allow the standard cable to be plugged in or the HDMI cable, but not both. If you don't you might find that the system won't give you any sound (aside from the deafening roar of the fans)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 289622 13-Jan-2010 13:29
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I have the Xbox HDMI kit so it comes with the extra adaptor so you can plug in a HDMI cable and the adaptor so you can have seperate audio and video so audio isn't a problem. I only want to use the screen for the video.

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  Reply # 289623 13-Jan-2010 13:29
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I have the Viewsonic VX2433 - good piece of kit, no probs. Nice, clear screen, HDMI inputs ( plus all the rest).

I did have to adjust the screen settings - brightness, contrast, etc to "tone" it down. Bit like the "Showroom mode" on the LCD and Plasma TV's - everything cranked up to the max !!

My only niggle is the bright blue power light - it's a bl00dy beacon and somewhat distracting. A couple of layers of black felt tip to dull it down, all better,..

Unless you can directly compare, it's Hobson's choice. I don't think you will be disappointed by either.





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  Reply # 289624 13-Jan-2010 13:31
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O and sorry forgot to answer your question. I don't think I can go view the models side-by-side not sure of any stores that have both models in stock and on display.

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  Reply # 289670 13-Jan-2010 15:15
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I bought 2 BenQ monitors for a customer. One developed a fault. Worst servicing Ive ever come across. It was sent back a total of 5 times for the exact same problem - eventually I demanded they replace it outright (the customer didnt tell me until he'd sent it back for the 4th time).. LG / ViewSonic Ive had no issues with :)

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  Reply # 289697 13-Jan-2010 16:05
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I'm going to sit this one out. I realise they're cheap as chips but I just can't bring myself to recommend a TN panel when there are gorgeous 24" H-IPS panels out there for ~$700 these days.

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  Reply # 289823 13-Jan-2010 21:49
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I've got the benq. How much is it now? I paid 330 about 6 months ago! I used it for a while as my HTPC display and for xbox 360 with hdmi switch and dvi adaptor. Great screen. Real value for money! It's a budget screen but you really can't go wrong IMHO.




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  Reply # 289844 13-Jan-2010 23:09
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I've heard LG have the best warranty service with regards to issues and replacement and that Viewsonic are pretty bad in that area.

Haven't heard anything about Benq.



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  Reply # 289912 14-Jan-2010 10:30
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Thanks for all the help guys. I ended up getting the viewsonic screen. It's great, worth the buy and not bad for only $315.

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  Reply # 289915 14-Jan-2010 10:47
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Good choice! I'm sure they all have the same panel in them anyway ;-)




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  Reply # 289917 14-Jan-2010 10:51
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anandpatel18: Thanks for all the help guys. I ended up getting the viewsonic screen. It's great, worth the buy and not bad for only $315.


Good price - I paid $328 + GST back in August .. Don't forget the black felt tip :-)




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