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20" widescreen monitor group test

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 30 Mar 2006.

  1. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    I don't mind it if there is slight difference in opinion about the Viewsonic, I mean even with all of the technical tests it still comes down to personal preference.

    However when the opinions are poles apart, it makes wonder who to trust?
     
  2. Tim S

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    I think TR's scores are probably a bit low based on the text that's actually in the review. They stated that "It’s difficult to say if this is unique to the review unit I have here, but it certainly detracts from what is a generally good, widescreen LCD for a decent price." It's almost like 5 was the "average" score in the TR review, when I'm fairly sure that a 7 is what is considered an average product in most of their reviews. It sounded like a positive '7' if you get what I'm trying to say.

    I've used the screen myself and I'm inclined to agree with both Wil's opinion and also the opinion on TR - it's a very good screen for the price. To be honest, I didn't notice the backlight bleeding but it is a valid point that was stated in the TR review, however as mentioned, it could be a problem with the sample we had.

    I've not read the CPC review so I really can't pass comment on it.
     
  3. ophiuchii

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    Last week I bought a viewsonic VX2025 from Scan. I nearly didn't after I read

    the CPC review on it which said it not especially bright and had significant

    colour distortion unless you were looking at it head on.

    I can tell you for sure that neither of these are true; at the moment I have

    the brightness at 60% and it's pretty bright. If I turn it up to max I can still

    use the monitor if there's irect sunlight on it. However if I'm using it a max

    brightness at night it's like having my eyes burnt out.

    Also what they say about the viewing angle is cobblers, there is only te

    slightest colour distortion when you get to about 160 degrees on the

    horizontal, and I can't notice any significant drop in brightness. The virtical

    viewing angle is pretty damn good too.

    Also oddly enough they said the Belinea 10 20 35W was better as it was

    cheaper. I not sure where they got this from as I got the viewsonic for £288

    where as the cheapest Belinea I could find was £311 :confused: . Just this

    made me sufficiently dubious of the review to go with Bit-Techs review and

    I'm glad I did, its a damn good monitor and I'm very pleased.

    Thanks for a good review Bit-Tech :thumb:
     
  4. ophiuchii

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    Oh yes, also mine has no back light bleed through. Which is nice.
     
  5. dognosh

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    viewsonic 19" vx922 imho is probably the best around for a decent price for gaming(2 mS)
    it was given the thumbs up for gaming and an 'ok' for watching movies and other applications
    so far i am very pleased with it :thumb:
     
  6. yahooadam

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    how can it be good for gaming and ok for films, gaming is a much more strict catagory to fall into ...
     
  7. rupbert

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    I think the black levels and contrast would be much more noticable in a movie.
     
  8. jakeiswicked

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    20" monitors are great, but if you travel over to newegg.com and have a look there you will realise that buying one in the UK is basically still a rip off, if you have the money then buy it but we are being scammed. £288+10 postage is still too much for a nice 20" monitor really
     
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