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Old 12-01-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Choose me a monitor if you would, good sirs/madams!

A very good evenings to you all:-

I would like you to choose me a monitor, from http://ebuyer.com/

22" Preferable, and I have a budget of £150 excluding postage/packaging.

I know I wont be able to get an AMAZING monitor for that - I've been looking at the Samsung and LG models though, they seem OK.

I wont be doing much gaming - Mostly Photoshop/Dreamweaver and every day stuff.

I'm not TERRIBLY worried about the colour reproduction, but it would be good if it was reasonable.

The higher the res, the better - Although I'm pretty sure 22"-ers come at a standard res...

DVI Would be good, but I have a spare adapter if necessary.

Thanks in advance

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Old 12-01-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Choose me a monitor if you would, good sirs/madams!

Do you have to buy it from there? or can you purchase it somewhere else.

Otherwise:
What is your price range?
Will your graphics card support DVI?

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/142560
Just off the top of my head, HP monitors are pretty good.

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http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors...-32853780.html
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Viewsonic has always made a good monitor IMO. Here's a 22" Viewsonic with a 20000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution for a little over your budget, £176.28. Or if you want to stick with your budget, here is a decent one as well. Lower contrast ratio and resolution, but should do the job.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: Choose me a monitor if you would, good sirs/madams!

Thanks guys. I will have to think about that one that was a bit over, CH...

What about:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145472

Thats within my budget, has DVI and looks good...

Whatcha think?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I will have to think about that one that was a bit over, CH...

What about:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145472

Thats within my budget, has DVI and looks good...

Whatcha think?
Can't see it because it says it is out of stock.
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Default Re: Choose me a monitor if you would, good sirs/madams!

Computer Head offered some good ones, but never look at the Dynamic Contrast ratio, because I always have that off. It annoys me, that if I'm watching a film for example, and the screen is always switching from grey's/blacks/whites, then you'll constantly see the screens backlight brightening up/lowering, etc and its very noticable to me, and isn't instant at all.

The 1080p resolution is good though, and it offers HDMI.

Seems like a good option.

http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&...e=200&rating=5

Thats the list of monitors giving 22 inches at £100-£200, and at a 5 star rating

The only 1080p monitor Computer Head suggested, has actually got some good reviews from customers:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/151336...roduct_reviews
And on Trusted Reviews:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/displa...-HD-Monitor/p1

Trusted Reviews does state this though:
"Then there's the 'but' and as is so often the case with TN-panel based monitors the source is mediocre viewing angles, making it unsuitable for digital artists and photographers. To get the most out of ViewSonic's latest, you have to view it from a pretty narrow angle, otherwise contrast shift creeps in and spoils those impressive black levels."

But for such a cheap monitor offering the highest resolution available for HD films, its not bad at all in my opinion.
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OK, I think I will try and go with that one (I will need to do some persuading with my parents ).

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