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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 22 Feb 2010.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    The ebuyer link is an LCDTV, I'd bin that for a start. You're paying for hardware in there that you won't use -> quality is less than a similarily priced monitor.

    What are your priorities? Size? Pixels? Any thoughts on aspect ratio?
     
  3. Kronos

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    Priorites? Hadn't given it much thought. Size? as big as I can gat and I think wide screen.I can probably push my budget to £400. So looking for suggestions in light of the increase budget.
    Thanks.
     
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    Your priorities should be image quality first and size second. Remember you have to look at the damned thing for a long time and size pretty quickly becomes unimportant if you can't stand looking at the screen.

    BTW, the LG M2794DP at Ebuyer isn't an LCD tv as such. It's a monitor with a tuner. There's a subtle difference. :)

    Personally I'd not buy any of the monitors listed. I'd suggest the Dell U2410, but that's about £450.
     
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  5. Kronos

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    I am looking for something bigger than 24". thanks.
     
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    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Unless your going to get the new 27" ips dell, or a dell 3008 (both of which are well over budget) i dont see the point in getting a monitor bigger than 24", all the affordable 27/30" monitors only have the same res as a 24".
     
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    After much research and heeding many suggestions and finding one for £370 I have decided to go for the Dell U2410 UltraSharp 24".
    Thanks all.
     
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    Very good choice! That's one decision you won't regret! :)
     
  10. onthejazz

    onthejazz What's a Dremel?

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    Where is the cheapest place to buy this dell monitor?
     
  11. Gulliver

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    Hi Kronos...
    If this price includes VAT and UK delivery, where did you find it ?
    Unless I've missed something, cheapest UK price delivered I can find is £413 from

    http://www.pcbuyit.co.uk/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=822

    I also want a 16:10 screen and am planning on the Dell U2410, but as part of your research, did you find any other decent 1920x1200 screens at a similar (or lower) price?

    Thanks
     
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    If you've recently bought a U2410 and are unaware of possible 'dithering' artifacts, perhaps you should see ....

    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/19.htm#dell_firmware

    ...read through to 'More info' at the bottom, and have a look at the numerous posts under ..... Dell Support Forms Thread.

    Sorry to be a spoilsport.
     
  14. Kronos

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    Foutunately I have the AO1 edition, so not a problem.
     
  15. Gulliver

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    That's good - bet you're relieved !

    BTW - In my recent post, yes, I was asking about other 24" screens.
    There are indeed quite a few 16:10s about, but unless you do a specific search on 24"+16:10 - or similar, you have to trawl through many more 16:9s before you find a half-decent 16:10.

    Did you consider any 24" 16:10 alternatives to the U2410?
    Pity about the HP LP2475w, it gets a very good review in TFT Central and pricewise it's now close to the U2410, but I read that some units have issues with hum/tinting/eyestrain when working with text. And it hasn't the zero faulty pixel policy that the Dell has.
     
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    Apart from the HP LP2475w I looked at the LG W2452TX but couldn't find many reviews.
    But very happy with the dell. Paid 390 quid but worth it.
     
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    Thanks for the info on the LG W2452TX and will investigate but, as you say, the U2410 is a good screen.
     

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