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Topic # 112974 30-Dec-2012 18:31
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Hello,

I am looking at getting a cheap Veon to use as a PC Monitor (My current only has DVI and VGA but it is a Samsung syncmaster) so I can use HDMI.

Also I will hook up my PS3 using HDMI when the other half wants to use the main TV.

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/VEON-24-Inch-Full-HD-LED-TV-with-Freeview?SKU=1539467

Would this be suitable as its currently on offer or best to avoid? Its only use will be gaming, PC and some PS3,

Thank you for the advice :)

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  Reply # 738665 30-Dec-2012 18:56
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Depending on your speaker set up, you may want to get a monitor with an 3.5mm audio out (for when you are sending your PS3 audio over HDMI).  I find the audio out great as it allows me to connect my logitech(or any 3.5mm jack) speakers directly to my monitor.  That may not be what you're also after but I find it helpful.



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  Reply # 738700 30-Dec-2012 20:35
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I will probably use the PS3 headset for PS3 or the PC jack for PC.

I am more wondering about the quality / price of the Veon TV or should I just get for example a Viewsonic 22" LED monitor from Global PC with a HDMI slot for PS3, which I've seen for around $220.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 738729 30-Dec-2012 22:30
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it depends on what you are looking for. Does it have to be a TV as well? I recently got a Dell S2240L 21.5" IPS monitor with VGA and HDMI input, for around that price range (was discounted, think they are normally about $260+).




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  Reply # 738731 30-Dec-2012 22:39
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Have a veon here, a bit old now but they probably have not fixed it.

It has broken edid information in it, so that all refresh rates and resolutions are not exposed a a "PC monitor" just as a TV.

Add that to the broken nvidia drivers that output a blurry image when it detects a TV (Why? Nobody knows it seems) and you cannot use it as a monitor unless you like looking at washed out blurry images.

edid spoofing will get it working, but the TV then reverts to DVI mode so no audio, and it will go back again when something updates the drivers for your video card etc.

The support number for veon was all duuuuuh? when I called about the issues and had lame excuses about how its a TV and its not going to be sharp. Funny thing is that it is on AMD or intel chipped machines since they seem to not degrade the TV output like nvidia does.




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  Reply # 738732 30-Dec-2012 22:50
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Why not just buy a proper good brand monitor, which maybe about the same price. Sometimes buying budget/house brands can be false economy. Or did you want it to double as a tv? You weren't paying a huge amount more for a 32 inch full hd sony LCD tv in the boxing day sales.



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  Reply # 738740 30-Dec-2012 23:36
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Not bothered about a TV, just saw the deal and for the same price you can only get a 22" monitor from what I've seen.

I don't want anything as big as 32" as I will be sat close. Its mainly for PC gaming - Guild Wars 2, Shogun 2 etc. Then for PS3 gaming when partner wants TV so just to be around 20-26" and has HDMI.

I currently have a Samsung syncmaster 214t which is 21" but no HDMI so no PS3 as I have tried the other cables and it just doesn't work plus the PC gaming with HDMI would look better right? I have a Nvidia 560GTX.

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  Reply # 738741 30-Dec-2012 23:37
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HDMI will look no better than DVI for PC use




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  Reply # 738742 30-Dec-2012 23:47
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mmmm maybe I should try and get some other cables for composite to S-video or composite to DVI for PS3 but heard it doesn't always work.

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  Reply # 738756 31-Dec-2012 01:02
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There are some 24 inch ones on pricespy under the $250 mark, including samsung, which is a good brand for monitors. The only problem may be the number of connections a 24 monitor accepts, vs a tv, which often has analogue imports too.



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  Reply # 738836 31-Dec-2012 11:41
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Looks like my computer monitor isn't HDCP so won't work with a cable, blah!

Found some decent monitors, I'll just see if its worth the cash.



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  Reply # 740429 5-Jan-2013 14:50
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For those interested I got a 24" Viewsonic LED full HD and it came with a HDMI cable too:

http://www.dragonpc.co.nz/p.aspx?232513

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