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Does this Acer AL1722HS look any good??

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by DragonQ, May 15, 2005.

  1. DragonQ

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    Here's the spec:

    http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page...oupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&ctx1=UK&crc=2426869494

    I'm still waiting for a reply for my email asking what the Colour Depth was (The site says "16.7M", but there are other monitors that say "16.2M" and "16.7M (8-Bit RGB)" - so I'm a little confused since it doesn't specify), but apart from that, this monitor looks very decent - and it's available for under £200.

    There are no internet reviews on this monitor, but what do you guys think?


    If it turns out that it's only 6-Bit Colour, then the cheapest alternative I've found is also an Acer - the AL1732M (which I've found for £238):

    http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page...roupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&ctx1=UK&crc=476099380

    This one has generally worse similar specs (except for Birghtness, and it specifically says "8-Bit per colour"), and of course I don't want to pay an extra £40 if I don't have to...


    So does anyone have experience with either of these monitors? Or opinions they'd like to share with me please?

    Thanks.
     
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    if it was only 6bit color then you would only have 262144 displayable colors which is a huge difference. Based on that then, the 16.2 or 16.7 would give you around 24bit color or 8bits per color RGB.

    Gary
     
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    16.2 million colours indicates a 6-bit panel with time-based dithering (sometimes called FRC, I forget what it stands for). 6-bits gives you 64 grey levels, if you include the 3 levels created using time-based dithering between each 'real' level then you get 253 levels and 253^3=16 194 277 colours.

    Looking at the specs of the 1722HS, it says it's a TN+Film panel with an 8ms response time and these fast panels are usually 6-bit. I could be wrong if the technology's improved a lot recently.
     
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    That's what I thought (8ms TN + Film Panel is most likely 6-Bit), but it's unclear. And Acer has yet to reply to my email - and their phone support is crap. They're always busy and they wont even let you hold - they ask you to leave a message so they can get back to you. Well they haven't.

    The other panel is more expensive and is definately 8-Bit colour (but it looks worse, IMO), and it's only 12ms (which is fine for me).
     
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    Well just got through to Tech Support, and they didn't have a clue what I was talking about. They said the only person who would know wasn't in the office. Sigh...

    Well, IMO, it's not worth risking since it is probably a 18-Bit panel. What do u think?
     
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    Depends on what you plan to use it for. If it's just for gaming, web, office work then a 6-bit panel would be alright. If you want accurate colour rendition, you should be looking at either an S-IPS or (preferably) an MVA/PVA panel; better yet get a CRT. I'm using a 6-bit 12ms TN+Film LCD as well (the Samsung 172X) and apart from intentional 8-bit greyscale tests I don't notice any dithering.
     

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