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which monitor?
« on: October 15, 2010, 05:31:26 PM »
I'm looking to get get a new monitor for my desktop.

Which would you guys recommend without breaking the bank ?


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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 06:48:33 PM »
Dell Ultrasharp
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 08:37:07 PM »
Try Samsung SyncMaster.  :tup:

Here's a link to monitor reviews: http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/monitors

 Or you could lust after these: http://shop.colourconfidence.com/section.php?xSec=10154   :2funny: :2funny:

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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 09:40:32 PM »
Thanks guys!

The Dell monitors seem to be about the price we thought we'd have to pay.

With the Samsung there are quite a few different models http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Samsung+SyncMaster&x=13&y=17
Any preference Oldboy?
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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2010, 02:25:04 PM »
Thanks guys!

The Dell monitors seem to be about the price we thought we'd have to pay.

With the Samsung there are quite a few different models http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Samsung+SyncMaster&x=13&y=17
Any preference Oldboy?

I have the 22in 20000:1 2ms, but suggest the 24in might be best like this one: http://www.amazon.de/Samsung-Syncmaster-Widescreen-TFT-Monitor-Kontrast/dp/B002SNAM1Y/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1287235247&sr=8-9  :tup:
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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 03:27:15 PM »
In the German Amazon there is a comment that the monitor is quite loud, has a kind of humming noise. Have you any experience with that, Oldboy? Also that it's difficult to get it to the right angle.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 06:30:44 PM »
In the German Amazon there is a comment that the monitor is quite loud, has a kind of humming noise. Have you any experience with that, Oldboy? Also that it's difficult to get it to the right angle.

Well the English Amazon differs. http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B002SNAM1Y/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_5?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&filterBy=addFiveStar

Read the reviews.  :tup:

If you have a local store/shop that stocks them, then check for yourself. I've had two Samsung monitors and been pleased with both.  :tup:

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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:57:29 PM »
Interesting that the reviews should differ.
But you're right, Oldboy. I'll go along to our "Media Markt" and see if they have it in stock.

It seems most people use it as a TV, which isn't my intention.

Thanks for the advice!
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2010, 09:58:22 AM »
I was told Contrast ratio is important. Both my monitors are 1000.1  I first bought a LG monitor which was 50,000.1 which I took back straight away... :legit:

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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2010, 07:58:10 AM »
Interesting that the reviews should differ.

Almost like some of the "reviewers" on Amazon don't know what they are talking about.....

Seriously, it's a real problem with crowdsourcing opinions.  You need to be confident in the crowd.
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2010, 06:55:42 PM »
I have a Samsung SyncMaster T220 - I've had it for nearly 2 years (Or is it three?) and its really good - Nice rich blacks and good colour etc.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2010, 09:01:31 PM »
You may find this web site of interest in establishing how good a monitor is http://www.lagom.nl/lcd-test/conclusion.php

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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2010, 09:08:46 PM »
how about going to a shop and let's see, pick the one you like the best?
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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2010, 10:08:16 PM »
I certainly have to go to a shop and see the sizes at least :)
I don't expect to get much in the way of advice though.

I've been reading so many test reports I'm getting square eyes.
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Re: which monitor?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 02:05:27 PM »

I've been reading so many test reports I'm getting square eyes.

19"? 22"? 24"? bigger?
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