What annoyed you today?What made you feel good t...POLL - Something good, We...SOMETHING GOOD - Weekly C...SOMETHING GOOD - Weekly C...HOME AND GARDEN - Weekly ...HOME AND GARDEN - Weekly ...Poll - Stuck at HomeJoke of the day ENTRIES Stuck at Home 17...CHAT -Stuck at Home 17-22...LIQUID- POLLLIQUID - Chat thread week...LIQUID - Entry thread - w...Tool Time PollPhoto show at the Nec - p...

Author Topic: which monitor?  (Read 1887 times)

Offline Sarasocke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 680
    • my flickr
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 ?


Carol aka Sarasocke 
My Gallery

Offline Jonathan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1273
    • PeopleByRyan
Re: which monitor?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 06:48:33 PM »
Dell Ultrasharp
It's Guest's round

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
Re: which monitor?
« 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:

Offline Sarasocke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 680
    • my flickr
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?
Carol aka Sarasocke 
My Gallery

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
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:
« Last Edit: October 16, 2010, 06:22:59 PM by Oldboy »

Offline Sarasocke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 680
    • my flickr
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.
Carol aka Sarasocke 
My Gallery

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5328
Re: which monitor?
« 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:

Offline Sarasocke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 680
    • my flickr
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!
Carol aka Sarasocke 
My Gallery

skellum

  • Guest
Re: which monitor?
« 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:

Offline Jonathan

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1273
    • PeopleByRyan
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.
It's Guest's round

Offline anglefire

  • Canon Biggamist. Four bodies and some lenses. :)
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1421
  • Canon Owner and Proud of it :)
    • Mark Colston Photography
Re: which monitor?
« 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.
----------------------------------
Mark
* A HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE - THE SHORT STORY* 'Hydrogen is a light, odourless gas, which, given enough time, turns into people.'

CPS Gold Member
My Website

Offline hssutton

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 217
Re: which monitor?
« 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

Offline CML-1591

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 293
    • Flickr
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?
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. - Ansel Adams,

Offline Sarasocke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 680
    • my flickr
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.
Carol aka Sarasocke 
My Gallery

Offline CML-1591

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 293
    • Flickr
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?
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. - Ansel Adams,

 

latest Posts

Subject Board Views/Replies Member Date & Time
xx What annoyed you today? General Discussion 591646/3921 Jediboy Last post Today at 08:47:42 AM
xx What made you feel good today General Discussion 570440/3895 Oldboy Last post April 01, 2020, 10:38:32 AM
xx POLL - Something good, Weekly Competition International Weekly Comp Entries 82/0 Jediboy Last post March 31, 2020, 01:52:43 PM
xx SOMETHING GOOD - Weekly Comp CHAT thread International Weekly Comp Entries 361/13 Hinfrance Last post March 30, 2020, 09:12:04 AM
xx SOMETHING GOOD - Weekly Comp ENTRY thread International Weekly Comp Entries 151/5 Hinfrance Last post March 30, 2020, 09:08:37 AM
xx HOME AND GARDEN - Weekly Comp ENTRY THREAD International Weekly Comp Entries 25/0 Jediboy Last post March 29, 2020, 02:22:41 PM
xx HOME AND GARDEN - Weekly Comp CHAT THREAD International Weekly Comp Entries 65/0 Jediboy Last post March 29, 2020, 02:21:27 PM
xx Poll - Stuck at Home International Weekly Comp Entries 205/3 Jediboy Last post March 29, 2020, 02:16:30 PM