Large widescreen PC monitor

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  1. Dj_Sim

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    I currently have a 19" square pc monitor.

    I would like to upgrade to a widescreen monitor, the pc is used for internet use and iplayer mostly.

    I would like to keep the price under £350.

    I found this monitor, is it any good?Hanns.G HG281D 28" Widescreen LCD Monitor

    The bigger the better, any sugestions?
     
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    how close to the screen do you sit?

    i have a 24" and sit reasonably close but i also use it for films when i sit further back (15" to 8 foot away)

    i find that when im close i tend to have to move my head a bit!
     
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    I am in the same boat see my response in this thread

    I am interested in the LG 27" M2794D

    Managed to find a pretty detailed review here at a very informative site.

    I too have looked at the Hanns-G but the LG is 1900x1080 native - same as a widescreen TV rather 16:10 as computer monitors tend to be. The advantage is that Xbox / PS3 will not be stretched or distorted and likewise for film / TV footage.

    Not sure if iPlayer stuff tends to be widescreen in which case the LG may look better without black bars.

    I will be using the monitor / TV for PC use - sim racing and other games and a little web stuff - also Xbox 360 and PS3 so need an all purpose screen. In light of the fairly serious PC sim racing use - iRacing :) I preferably need a screen with as low input lag as possible. The LG is not bad - see the review - not sure about the Hanns-G.

    Also considered the possiblity of a 1080p LCD TV that is rated highly for PC use which in many ways is what the 27" LG except it is marketed as a PC monitor too.

    You will be as confused as me :confused:

    Cheers
     
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    my screen is 1920x1200 and is 16:10. most pc screens will be in either format.
     
  5. Dj_Sim

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    It will be on my desk so 2ft away I supose.

    So 24 might be better.
     
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    I've got a HP LP2475 monitor and it sits a couple of feet away on my desk. Looks great watching movies and shouldn't have any issues on the angles as it's an IPS screen.

    I paid £400 inc delivery in December (you can get 10% off HP by registering for the newsletter) - that included a 5yr warranty within that price
     
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    Cool what is an IPS screen?
     
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    It's just the type of technology used (someone might be able to expand) - you get TN, PVA, IPS.

    TN ones for example tend to be cheaper but have narrower viewing angles (ok straight on) but they tend to have less lag for motion - I think :)
     
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    I see thank you.

    £400 is a bit much. Just want a 24" screen that will do for the net realy.
     
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    Ive used the Hans 28" 1920 jobbie for about 6 months now - its pefect for gaming and general use - absolutely no complaints at all with it - its a bargain for the money.

    the only conclusio I can come to how they do it so cheap (they are a more budget brand anyway) is that its basically a HDTV panel, without the tuner ...sure the .dot pitch is a little bigger, but its perfect for running Windoze in 1920 without having to bugger around with font sizes etc

    and of course for gaming - you get more screen real estate, but its easier to "drive" the screen in its native 1920 than it would be a 30" jobbie at 2560 :smashin:
     

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