Shopping for 22", 24", 26" LCD monitor - need advice

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  1. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I've seen conflicting comments on these monitors.
    Some people love them, some say the type of panel being used sucks.

    Is hdmi a good thing?

    I'm probably leaning towards the larger size, either a 24" or the 26"
    because of the higher resolution.

    What's a good model? What's a good price?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    hdmi is rather useless for a computer LCD, imo.

    I like the apple units.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    They look like a million bucks, but they're really pricey.
     
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    they're same/cheaper than comprable units...
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    couldn't you just buy a 32" westinghouse lcd for $800 and hook into it with a vga cord?
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I want to have the higher res available. And this is for a monitor.
    I don't want anything that huge on my desk.
     
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    What's your budget? Because you can get an Apple 23" that runs 1920x1200 for $999 retail.

    Otherwise, check out like a Samsung if you need something less pricey.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Samsung is probably what I'll go with. I like the Acer 24" because
    it uses the Samsung panel and their first 24" panels got good comments on newegg.
    But the newest ones are getting pasted hard on newegg.
     
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    I have a dell 20.1" at home (2001fp) as well as work (2007fp) and they look very good. Neither are widescreen though.
    If (or should i say when) I get a new one it will most likely be the 2407 24".
    Have you looked at the dells?
     
  10. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, oddly enough that's probably the only thing I would buy from Dell.
    Their LCD's seem to have a good rep, and I see some decent deals on them from time to time.
    I'm going to scope it out more this coming week, and the 24" Dell is on my list of possibilities.
    But if I can get the same price on a Samsung, that's probably what I would get.
     
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    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Emmet, do me a favor and get a screen that supports Dual-Link DVI. If I find out you got one with only a VGA connection on a screen that huge, I'm going to have to lose some respect for you.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh like I wouldn't know to do that. :slap:
     
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    Hey man, you've got a VGA CRT from god knows how long ago, I just wanted to make sure, that's all.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I do not!

    Ok I do, but it's on the old scsi computer...:hs:
     
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    the dells are crappy, stay away.

    Dual-link is worthless if under a certain resolution.... 1920x1200 is beyond HDTV and does *not* require dual-link.
     
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    Yeah, that's why they hardly sell any. :rolleyes:
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Can you clarify that? Do you mean that under 1920x1200 it doesn't matter?
    Or it only matters if you go over that? :dunno:
     
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    I use a 26" Sharp Aquos LCD. It works great and looks good. max resolution is only 1300xsomething but otherwise I like the space saving and multi-function in my apartment bedroom.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Is it on your computer desk and used as your monitor?

    I'd be curious to see how a lower res panel like that would do as a monitor.

    Although for @ $800, I can get a decent enough 26" LCD with the 1920x1200 res, so there's probably no point in checking out the lower res panels.
     
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    yea because sales is such a great benchmark for the quality of a product :rolleyes: Face it. dell fucking blows. If you're best rationalization is that they sell a lot of units then you're a retard.
     
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    DVI is capable of 165MHz. In terms of 32-bit resolutions, that allows a maximum resolution of [email protected]

    Dual-link DVI ups the bandwidth by providing two channels to work with. However, this is only useful if you wish to run a resolution beyond that supported by the single-link (tradditional DVI).

    With the screens you're looking at, you won't find Dual-link... And even if a display claims to support it, it will simply be a marketing ploy if the screen does not have a *native* resolution beyond [email protected]

    Deusexaethera obviously saw this marketing buzz-word and wrote it down saying "I'm gonna try to use this word today". Unfortunatly, that doesn't help you, much.
     
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    Look at my original post. I said the ones I have look very good. So I don't have to rationalize anything.


    this is the best you can do.
    Hell, at least back it up with telling us you have seen 11ty dell LCD's and everyone one had back bleeding/ghosting/dead pixels or something else.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Okay, go read the 11ty billion reports of bleeding. They're infamous for that. How about the shitty panels that they use? How about the review scandal? They sent pre-production panels out to several big-name review sites who consequently posted rave reviews. When Dell actually released the panels for sale to the public, they had swapped in a much cheaper panel which shared non of the characteristics that the reviews raved about.

    Dell does everything within their power to rip off consumers.
     
  24. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It just goes to show how little I know about LCD monitors.
    When I initially saw the dual-link comment, I took it to mean a monitor that has both a dvi and d-sub. :mamoru:
     
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    hahahaha, no. Pretty much every LCD intended for use as a computer display will have DVI-I/DSub-15.
     

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