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 Post subject: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
 Post Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:21 pm 
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I am going to have to buy a new monitor . . . and am wondering what everyone thinks the best monitor for the money is.

I am running a 630 with 2x 8800GT.

Suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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Well, for gaming I wouldn't buy anything less than 2ms response time, and the higher contrast ratio the better, I believe. There are still a few non-widescreen monitors out there if you prefer those...I have a rather outdated ViewSonic VX922 LCD, but it works very well. I'd personally consider either another ViewSonic or perhaps an LG if I were looking for something new.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:15 pm 
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I'm using a HP w2408h with HDMI connnection. Works flawlessly. A little more expensive, but I believe it's worth it because of the multiple inputs, multiple profiles for video, gaming, movies, etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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Got a new monitor that I am trying out . . . question . . . on LCD screens, just how many "dead" pixels are you willing to live with.

I have *one* green one right in the middle of my screen.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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I have one dead pixel in the lower left of the screen on my LCD monitor at work--it's not noticeable, but right in the middle? If I could, I would try and return it...

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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After a couple of hours, I think the pixel went away . . . I do like the 24" though

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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davbow wrote:
I am going to have to buy a new monitor . . . and am wondering what everyone thinks the best monitor for the money is.

I am running a 630 with 2x 8800GT.

Suggestions?


Get a Samsung 24" model HD240 monitor/HD TV. $429. Play games, watch sports. Life doesnt get any better.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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I ordered a Dell Ultra sharp 22in with my new system, got a good deal on it along with the system =).

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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on LCD screens, just how many "dead" pixels are you willing to live with.

I have *one* green one right in the middle of my screen.


I don't think I would tolerate any dead (black) pixels. Especially on a new monitor. My eyes would constantly be drawn to the imperfection. However, if it's red green or blue, it's actually a "stuck pixel". Here is a popular utility that may unstick it if it happens again. It opens up an applet with multicolored flashing pixels. You slide the window over the offending pixel for 5 minutes or so, and with luck, it will unstick it. This actually worked on my girlfriends laptop :) In this case it was an ugly little red pixel :twisted: been gone for months now...

I too am a fan of Samsung monitors. When it comes time to upgrade mine, I'd love to get a 24" with a low response time, and a high contrast ratio. Im still using my trusty Samsung Syncmaster 20" CRT. Until recently, LCD coundn't compete with the higher refresh rates of a CRT.


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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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I would second bet on that Samsung SyncMaster T240 HD, combines TV and Monitor, not a top rated TV but great as a monitor. just do keep in mind it has no tilt as its considered as a TV too. But connections are great and if you want a little cheaper just go for the monitor version 24"

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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I'll *third* the samsung syncmaster. I got the T220HD the same day I got my 630i and its been working very well. I've got my playstation, computer, and cable all hooked up to it. Basic cable doesn't look all that great but any channels in HD look very good. No dead pixels here but it does have some back light bleed, just not enough to make me go through the hassle of exchanging it.

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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Hey,

I have the dell s2309w and it works great,

Also you can get it cheap

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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I got the Dell 27" Ultrasharp when i bought my system, got it for 500$ instead of the usual 1000$ and its a fantastic screen. Now i just have to bring up my system to play Crysis on 1920x1200 lmao

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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1) What is the smallest monitor that is true 1080p? (1920x1080?) I'd be hooking up via DVI. I currently have a Gateway 19" 1440x900. Pretty sharp, but the black is a dark grey. I think I'd like at least a 22", but want true 1080p.

2) Doesn't the higher the contrast make that go away?

**EDIT**

I saw a 22" (1680x1050, 5ms response, 2000:1 contrast) Gateway monitor at Best Buy for $200! the 24" looks to be the smallest size capable of true 1080p (and it's 1920x1200, not 1920x1080 like I thought. 2ms Response, 2000:1 contrast) The 24" is $430, so I think the 22" is a steal right now. I am seriously fighting myself not to get the 22"! Only about 2 1/2 years ago I bought my 19" for $230 at BB! The prices have really come down.

22" http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 1587387624

24" http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 1587387690

CNET Review: http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/ga ... 92331.html

Okay, I'm seriously wanting to pick this up after work!


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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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Well I did it. I HAD to! I got the 22" Gateway! This monitor is such a nice upgrade from my 19" 1440x900! I have a DVI to HDMI cable hookin' it up to the ATI 4850. All the settings are adjusted and the picture looks supurb, so I'm gonna have to go with this tv for "BEST MONITOR FOR THE $$$$$" I mean, $200? How are you gonna beat that? YOU CAN'T! hehehe, good luck monitor shopping. I've found my baby... (links above if you wanna check it out)

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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Congrats man!

Crysis will know no bounds haha

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 Post subject: Re: Best Monitor for the $$$$$
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lol, yeah, I was amazed at the maps last night. The graphics are insane, and so clear at 1680x1050. Playing with the 360 controller, I seriously felt like I had just bought a next-gen console! ( Xbox 720? :D ) If you have less than a 22", I highly recommend the upgrade. You will not be sorry! Besides, with Best Buy's 30 day return policy, even if you don't like it, what do you have to lose?

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