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User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Guys, I'm looking for some LCD monitor recommendations please. I want to upgrade the HP Pavilion f1723, 17' LCD I have to a wider (say 24'), and better quality LCD.

Having reviewed previous threads there seems to be a wide range of monitors in use but I'm hoping someone may have recently upgraded and could share their decision process.

I'm aware of the well documented quality of the Eizo range (and the associated price) - the Dell 24' WFP seems to have some positive reviews as does the Samsung syncmaster 244T. Indeed www.trustedreviews.com state that the Samsung 'is the best high resolution LCD monitor seen at a great price' around £800.

With a lot of time spent editing photographs in CS2, and the monitor being my primary display to both family and friends, I'm keen to make a sound investment.

Thanks
Garry


www.aircanon.co.uk
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User currently offlineMygind66 From Spain, joined May 2004, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Hello Garry...

I've just bought yesterday a Viewsonic 20,1" LCD monitor.. no idea if a 24 if too much for pc. Resolution if brilliant but price too!

Cheers

Enrique


User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

As long as we're on the topic of monitors, I'm looking for a new one also, but I'm only looking at the sub $300 market. Any suggestions?


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User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

Hi DLX - I'll sell you my HP LCD!  cheeky 


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11214 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Quoting Garry (Reply 3):
Hi DLX - I'll sell you my HP LCD!

How'd I know you'd eventually say that?



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User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 4):
How'd I know you'd eventually say that?

 optimist  Sorry DLX it was tongue in cheek, I'm forever an optimist, I need to be with my rejection rate on here. Anyway, I'm hoping a new monitor will help in spotting the flaws. Good luck in your search.

Garry



www.aircanon.co.uk
User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4459 times:

I bought the Samsung SyncMaster 244T last week and it is absolutely amazing.

It is supposed to be quite a lot better than the Dell 24" even though they share the same LCD panel. The Samsung 244T was 225 pounds cheaper than the Dell and Samsung has a great policy regarding dead or stuck pixels. 1 or more stuck/dead pixel and you get a repair/replacement under warranty. Dead/stuck pixels are virtually unheard of in these Samsung displays.

You will not be disappointed. I got the black bezel which I think looks better.

Cheers,
Siggi Ben Big grin


User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4401 times:

Siggi - thanks for the info, the Samsung looks favourite.

Garry



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User currently offlineIngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Siggi,

Is that the wide-screen one?
I've been thinking about one of them Samsung-wides, you see....
Would be nice to hear what you think of it!



In thrust I trust.
User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

Hi. Yes it is a widescreen one with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.

As I said here above it is a great LCD monitor. I've only had it for 6 days now but I have nothing to complain about and it is also HDCP compliant which the Dell is not.
Check out the review here
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=2662

Upgrading from a 17" LCD which I thought was ok the difference is phenomenal.

Cheers,
Siggi  cheerful 


User currently offlineIngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

Oooh, maaaan!!!  crazy 
...I shouldn't have asked!!!  gnasher 

Now I'm hooked for real! Big grin

(I can already see myself, on my bl**dy knees, with the missus looking down on me. talktothehand 
-"...but darling, we can use as a tv as well!!  sly   liar  )



In thrust I trust.
User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4312 times:

I'm using a Dell 24" Widescreen at work for CAD use.
I have compared images with some I've edited at home on a calibrated Sony CRT, the bad news if your looking at editing your photos is that it is very hard to gauge the level of sharpening applied. Every image looks over-sharpened on the 24" LCD.

Apart from that it's a fantastic monitor for my work use, loads of space for windows etc.

Cheers,
Ian.



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