garry
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Buying A New Monitor

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:18 pm

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
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mygind66
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:57 pm

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
 
D L X
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:06 am

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?
 
garry
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:25 am

Hi DLX - I'll sell you my HP LCD!  cheeky 
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D L X
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:21 am

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

How'd I know you'd eventually say that?
 
garry
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:48 am

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
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siggi757
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:02 pm

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
 
garry
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:32 pm

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

Garry
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IngemarE
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:39 pm

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.
 
siggi757
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:04 am

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 
 
IngemarE
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:45 pm

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.
 
Woody001
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RE: Buying A New Monitor

Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:56 pm

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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