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Displays monitor recommendation £250

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by M4RTIN, 31 Aug 2008.

  1. M4RTIN

    M4RTIN New Member

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    i'm trying to find a good monitor for around £250, i dont need anything professional grade so the bigger the better really. i'll use it with my pc and also my xbox 360, so i could really do with one that supports 1:1 pixel mapping otherwise it'll be oddly stretched, but can i even get that in this price range? i have a vga cable already for the 360, and it supports hdmi aswell so i dont need a monitor with component inputs specifically
     
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    i would recommend a samsung! u checked out the t200hd?!?
     
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    M4RTIN New Member

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    that t200hd looks bloody good value acually and being a tv it should scale the xbox alright like my current tv.
     
  5. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    dude, go for the yuraku, you wont be disappointed

    i'm not :)

    I posted a review a while ago in the hardware section, check it out to see if this is your thing.
     
  6. johnnyboy700

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    I've got the Samsung, cost me £300 at the time, and I can't fault it at all. Nicely made, excellent stand and gives a fantasic image, it does chuck out a bit of heat though but I suppose all monitors and tv's will do this.

    I think I've seen it on sale for about £240ish and if you hunt about you can get some e-tailers that will give you free delivery.
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    the samsung doesn't have HDMI :(

    im the market for same priced 24inch, want to upgrade my 22inch to something with HDMI and a good quality screen for gaming.
     
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    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    2nd hand Dell 2407FWP
    New Dell 249FWP

    Or the Yuraku
     
  10. moonlight

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    After reading some reviews and articles on Samsung SM-245B, I would to go with it.
     
  11. Journeyer

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    The Benq G2400W. Comes with D-SUB, DVI, HDMI and audio out. I'm very happy with it.
     
  12. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Definitely +1. It's a smidge over budget (£265ish) but really is a great screen.
    Ebuyer
    Play
     
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    remember the samsung 245b doesnt do 1:1 pixel mapping.. otherwise i wouldve picked it up in a snap!
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    djDEATH Habari gani?

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    its only a 20" but have you considered the Dell 2007 WFP?

    Its an S-IPS panel, which is why its up in your prioce braket and not down at £150 like the rest of the 20" monitors, but seriously the picture quality is absolutely amazing.

    It currently sits next to my 19" samsung syncmaster (TN+Film) and previously, i had thought that to have very good colour reproduction, but honestly, it hasn't. No PVA or TN+Film panels can come close to how accurate and clean and even the picture is on an SIPS panel, and this MORe than makes up for the lack of size compared to similar priced 22 or 24" monitors based on the lamer technology.

    I know you said image quality wasnt such an issue for you, but neither did i until i realised what i was missing out on.
     
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    M4RTIN New Member

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    ordered that off ebuyer, it'll come tomorrow so i'll let you know what i think. great reviews for it, and it has 1:! pixel mapping :)
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    You won't be disappointed.

    I've two, and they are lovely, lovely screens. I game (PC and 360) and do general web browsing on them with no irritations what so ever.
     
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    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    a friend of mine have that monitor, PS3 on it looks fantastic.

    if you guys tempt me more, i'll buy it! ah
     
  19. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    I would have said Samsung T220. 20' wide, 1680*1050, impressive image. 190£ (a good friend of mine received it a week ago, I've had time to see it)
    OR the T220HD version w/ HDMI and Freeview tuner for 260£.

    but too late !
    Enjoy your new screen !
     
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    M4RTIN New Member

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    just trying the monitor out now, and wow im impressed. i thought having such a large resolution on a small-ish screen would make everything hard to read but its all just so clear. i used a 32" tv before and all the text seemed tiny on that even tho it was much bigger
     
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