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Topic # 51682 30-Nov-2009 20:45
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Hey guys I am looking to get a new monitor and need some recommendations. I would like HD, HDMI Input, 22" - 24" so far a have found these monitors




http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=8044


http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=7293


http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=7053






What is the best or is there other monitors that I should be looking at

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  Reply # 278047 30-Nov-2009 21:06
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I'd pick Samsung's, won't go wrong with their reputable LCD technology.




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  Reply # 278048 30-Nov-2009 21:07
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or

http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9208


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  Reply # 278115 1-Dec-2009 00:46
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I have one of these - it's nice and fast, the colours are bright (I also have a 20" Philips widescreen next to it, the LG has a much nicer picture), and it's 16:10. It's primarily a dev machine but I also do a bit of photo editing on it, the extra vertical real estate comes in handy.

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  Reply # 279035 3-Dec-2009 14:24

What are you going to be using it for gaming or just web browsing?
Out of the monitors the Samsung looks best but I cant see anything about HDMI input with this Monitor if you really want HDMI, but its still HD

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  Reply # 279052 3-Dec-2009 15:13
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I have the 24" viewsonic am loving it, much better colour than my 19" chimei it replaced.

Tho I haven't tryed the speakers yet as I use a 5.1 set




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  Reply # 279137 3-Dec-2009 20:23
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Got the Samsung, The HD input really doesnt matter, Also ended up buying a hd4890 new PSU and a Logitech G15 :) my $350.00 purchase turned into $1000.00. Now just need more RAM :)

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  Reply # 279514 5-Dec-2009 11:45
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I wouldnt get any of those they all have awful response times and not so great contrast ratios i would get this screen

http://pricespy.co.nz/product.php?p=441869

thats the one im getting and it scores pretty high in reviews

and it has
2ms response
60,000:1 contrast ratio

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  Reply # 279522 5-Dec-2009 12:00
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animebuster: 60,000:1 contrast ratio


CR is just as useless as PMPO.  It is a theoretical maximum ignoring picture quality.

Best is to put screens next to each other with the same digital signal source and then play with the settings to see if you can make it look good for what you want to use it.  There is also a difference between what is good for video, desktop, CAD, etc.  It all depends on what you need it for.

Samsung is always safe.  The ones with a P in the model number and/or narrow square edge is the professional series for CAD use, the shiny rounded rose edge is usually for video use.

I'd go for the Samsung LED, but wait for the next model.  A bit pricey, but if money was no object...




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