New monitor

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jae-So, Feb 17, 2010.

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Which one is best for me guys?

  1. Samung SM-2433BW

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  2. Samsung T260HD

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  3. Dell SP2309W

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. BenQ V2410 Eco 24

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Other - specify and give good reason

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    So guys will be buying a new monitor at sum point, a friend owes me £200 from buyin my old rig, so this will go towards my monitor, here are my current contenders, I like the Samsungs because they would match my current Samsung 20" monitor, feel free to suggest others, but must cost a similar amount and have a really good reason for suggesting it over these. I also considered the VK266H but decided I'd rather have the T260HD over it.

    Samsung SM-2433BW - £210 - 24 inch, nice price, 20,000-1 contrast ratio

    Samsung T260HD - £280 - 26 inch, 2nd hand, nice inputs and size, 10,000-1 contrast ratio

    Dell SP2309W - £235 - 23 inch, 2048x1152 resolution, 80,000-1 contrast ratio

    BenQ V2410 Eco 24 - £185 - 24 inch, cheap, LED backlit, crazy 5000000-1 contrast ratio
     
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  2. Nono06

    Nono06 Master Guru

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    I have a iiyama PLE2607WS-B1 and I really like it, but just saw that it costs £354 in UK.... it is a bit less than £300 in France.

    So +1 for the Samsung T260HD :)

    Ps: never trust the marketing contrast/brightness values. We have different review web sites in France (sure the same exist in UK), which are using dedicated hardware to mesure those values, and they are in best-case equal to those values/2. Most of the time it is /4, /5 or worst.
    Only the OLED (not LED) was mesured as "infinite" contrast. (very expensive and only one very small TV made by sony is available)
     
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  3. mitzi76

    mitzi76 Ancient Guru

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    Very happy with my benq241w, although obviously not the same model, lovely colours.
     
  4. ibitato

    ibitato Ancient Guru

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    there is also T260 (not HD, no tv tuner) same thing, cheaper
     

  5. Lupercus

    Lupercus New Member

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    I dont have the Samsung T260HD, but i have the

    Samsung T240HD and it really is a great monitor so i give the Samsung T2xxHD range of monitors 5 stars.
     
  6. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    yup but they are both hard to find in the UK, hence why I am getting that refurbished one

    thanks, looks like I'm leaning towards this option at the moment
     
  7. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I would say just the largest, but I don't get why you're getting one that's a tv, just costs extra money for inputs that aren't really necessary.
     
  8. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    well I already have one that's a monitor/TV 20 inch Samsung 2032MW, and I'm thinkin about switching my 360/PS3 to the bigger screen, do Samsung do any other good reasonably priced 26 inch screens?
     
  9. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    in the case of your 360/ps3 then as well as your pc, all you need is to make sure the monitor you get has a dvi/hdmi and plug it into that

    then get a cheap switch box and some hdmi cables
     
  10. Adicto

    Adicto Master Guru

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    The BenQ looks good :D
     

  11. Dustpuppy

    Dustpuppy Ancient Guru

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    BenQ or samsung.

    I'd pick the Samsung over the BQ but really they're both going to be similar in quality due to the panel type. Prior to jumping up to IPS or better panels size/durability are the main considerations.
     
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  13. Jae-So

    Jae-So Ancient Guru

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    yeh I actually had a look at that 120Mhz Acer one earlier, itz tempting, I just didn't like the orange bit and I thought it might be better to get a 26 " for that price, definitely one to consider though :thumbup:
     
  14. Terrorizor

    Terrorizor Ancient Guru

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    like nono06 was saying ,

    try to ignore the dynamic contrast ratios . when it comes down to it , the only thing real about those numbers is that they're real bullsh!t .

    at least half of those selections are an actual 1000:1 at best .

    which isn't bad . just FYI is all . :)



    i am curious though, where you live at , what price range would you have to pay for something like a good 32" lcd tv?
     
  15. Humanoid_1

    Humanoid_1 Master Guru

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    I voted the BenQ as I just a few weeks back got the:

    BenQ G2420HDBL 24" Widescreen LED Monitor from overclockers

    as the Eco model was not about back then...
    the only real difference other than different stand is mine is £30 cheaper and has no HDMI input.

    I think these are great screens for the money - tempting to get a 5850 (and OC it) + 2 more of these screens :D
    (+ active display port adaptor for one)
     

  16. Karnage3099

    Karnage3099 Master Guru

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    +1, I have the T240HD, and I really like it (did take some setting up to get it where I want it) I looked at T260HD when I bought the 240HD Both looked good but the 24" had a better sale at the time :).

    Well,well Jae-So new I7 system (finally huh? running good I hope) and now a new monitor?

    Moving up I see, gratz man. :thumbup:
     
  17. Jae-So

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    ^ yeh man, I had some issues with the motherboard at first, but after lengthy RMAs it is workin now, need a good screen to complement the more powerful rig :D thanks bro
     
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    i would go with this Dell U2410, it has a great s-ips matrix panel and great colors/viewing angles, but yea it comes at a price.. 455£ or 470€ here.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-U2410-...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266505647&sr=1-2


    if that is way over your budget then something like this LG W2600H with TN matrix, imo its still better than all those LCDs you mentioned, and its fast for games too (low input lag) for 312£ http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-W2600H-w...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266505839&sr=1-1
     
  20. Jae-So

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    the second one isn't bad, is it really betta than the T260 tho?
     

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