suggestions for new monitor 24"

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  1. bluedoo

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    i have 2 19" flat screen monitors at present and would like to upgrade to
    a single 24" monitor
    i am upgradeing my graphics card currently an ati x800gto
    to an ati 3870
    hoping to play the latest games and general stuff
    can you recommend a new monitor for me

    budget would be £350-£400
    but would like it to be less

    thanks
     
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    Try a Dell 24", you won't be disappointed.
     
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    top end of my budget

    can you get these from anyone else other than dell
     
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    yip, try ebuyer.co.uk or scan.co.uk
     
  5. AnthonyG

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    I would say the best two companies for TFT Monitors would be either Samsung or Belinea.

    Either one of those and you should be fine.
     
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    Samsung I generally find you either love or hate the picture their TFT's give and Belinea are okay but a cheaper end of the scale make. I've bought Samsung and Belinea and have not been happy using either for long periods. Samsung's do look visually nice style wise on the eye though.
     
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    How about the Dell E248WFP a very good 24" TN based monitor, for £276 from pcbuyit. Comes with a 4 year wanranty and a dead pixel guarantee.
     
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    never used pcbuyit before
    what are they like ?
    who do they use for delivery?
     
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    I ve been looking for a new 24 inch monitor myself and have read countless reviews,cause am on a bit of a budget i need a affordable but good quality panel.Ive decided to go for the Samsung SyncMaster 245B,its been getting some stunning reviews and its only £270,its a TN panel but that doesnt bother me,hopefully my xbox 360 will work ok through VGA and give me full 1080p,theres no 1:1 mapping on this model so if anybody can clarify if indeed the 360 outputs 1080p through VGA am sold...:hiya:
     
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    I use the Iiyama B2403WS, fo rme its a great monitor especially for gaming which is its primary use. Ok it runs TN panel technology but I'm delightedf with the results and glad I didn't pay the extra for the Dell at the time as it meant I could go for 2 8800GT's in SLI with the cash I saved.
     
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    That sounds like a great deal.

    I bought a 24" monitor from Overclockers.co.uk before Christmas and when it developed a fault they were excellent about the return and arranged for a courier to pick it up from us (no charge) and then gave us a full refund, so I'd reccomend them.
     
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    the one from overclockers looks ok
    will have a look and see
     
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    What is a PVA and TN panel, which is the best ? This has something to do with viewing angles is this correct ?

    Does the Samsung 245B have a glossy finish as with the new laptops ??
     
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    "TN" great for gamers with quick response times.
    Viewing angles are it's weakest point, with only a little head movement changing contrast/colours.
    The screen will be darker/lighter from top to bottom.

    So:
    If you are not critical, and don't do photo retouching etc. Then a TN panel is good value for money and great for gamers.

    "(S)-PVA" Good viewing angles, therefore more stable colours/contrast.
    It has slower response times than TN, and depending on how the overdrive(to speed up the response time) of the panel works, can introduce frame delays.

    So:
    Good for general PC use including photo or video work. Can be used for gaming with only hardcore gamers noticing the response times. Can be much more expensive than TN, but most people seem happy with the general image.

    S-IPS
    Similar to the S-PVA, with slighlty better viewing angles. Meaning the colours/contrast is about as stable as you can get.
    Base black level can be very slightly higher than the other two.
    Same as S-PVA for gaming.

    So:
    Best for photo work, but can suffer slight video noise on motion playback.
    Hard to go back to anything else once you get used to them.
    Is the most expensive on average, but people are willing to pay it.

    :smashin:
     
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    I would suggest Samsung's SyncMaster 245B. Read wonderful reviews and you would probably spend less than £300.

    Nope
     
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    Yes, the 360 outputs 1080p through vga as long as you have the autumn '06 software update. With regards to the monitor displaying a 1080p signal I dont think it will. You say that the 245B does not support pixel mapping, that means it will stretch the image to 16:10 unless it supports aspect ratio settings. Do you know if it will let you change the display settings to 16:9?
     

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