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Hey OCN folks,


I was looking for a new screen since my 226BW is getting pretty old, and I want something larger.

My budget is max 400 euros, so I selected 3 screens that seem decent for that price and are 26-27 inces.
I want to use the screen for gaming (mainly shooters) and just browsing and watching movies.

The screens I selected are:
-Samsung P2770FH [1ms, 70.000:1 contrast, LCD]
-Iiyama B2712HDS-B1 [2ms 50.000:1 contrast, LCD]
-Asus VE278Q [2ms 10.000.000:1 contrast, LED]

Reccomodations for other screens are of course allso welcome (24 inch is minimum)


I was told that the lower the MS, the better, and as high as possible contrast ratio.

I.m.o. the Asus would be the best, low ms and a veeeeery high contrast ratio.
Then again, the Samsung has 1ms.


Could any of you help me make my choice?
Or, advice me something better?

Thanks!
Edited by ericie - 5/3/11 at 1:17pm
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post #2 of 9
I have the p2770fh and its a great monitor. Aesthetically its a gorgeous display with the TOC rose color and the clear bezel. Don't pay too much attention to the crazy contrast ratio claims of led monitors. There are some shady practices the manufacturers use to come up with those numbers. Beware though that all of your choices are tn panels and will not have the greatest viewing angles...
post #3 of 9
I have the asus you have selected's older brother and I could not be happier with it. It is truly an excellent display. It has gorgeous bright colors and a fantastic picture!
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I'm looking at this monitor now 120hz... I can't find much info on it though.
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I have the VE276Q and love it. it being the non LED version. I've heard others say that the picture quality on it is actually better than the 8Q. Although, I haven't been able to compare for myself.

I'd go for the Asus.
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Originally Posted by CalypsoRaz View Post
I have the VE276Q and love it. it being the non LED version. I've heard others say that the picture quality on it is actually better than the 8Q. Although, I haven't been able to compare for myself.

I'd go for the Asus.
Well I would say idk because I have heard the opposite. I'm sure they are very similar. I love my VE276Q as well!
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So the Asus would be the best choice as I can see from your opinions.

But, the diffrence between the VE278Q and the VE276Q is that the 6 is LCD and the 8 is LED?
Why would LCD be more expensive?
Isn't LED better?
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Originally Posted by CalypsoRaz View Post
I have the VE276Q and love it. it being the non LED version. I've heard others say that the picture quality on it is actually better than the 8Q. Although, I haven't been able to compare for myself.

I'd go for the Asus.
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Well I would say idk because I have heard the opposite. I'm sure they are very similar. I love my VE276Q as well!
i had them both on my desk, side by side for a night. to my eyes the 6Q looks better, but both have fantastic image quality.

OP - pay little attention to manufacturer's claims of response time and contrast ratio. with there being no industry standard set forth for testing procedures, they all do their best to 'wow' us with marketing hype. i have the ASUS' CCFL lit brother of the VE278Q and i can say i'm 100% happy with it. very clear and vibrant picture. that being said, i have not used either of the other two monitors you're considering so i've no idea how it stacks up against them.
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Originally Posted by ericie View Post
So the Asus would be the best choice as I can see from your opinions.

But, the diffrence between the VE278Q and the VE276Q is that the 6 is LCD and the 8 is LED?
Why would LCD be more expensive?
Isn't LED better?
both are LCD's, the 6Q uses CCFL backlighting and the 8Q uses LED backlighting. neither is necessarily 'better' than the other, both come with trade-offs. the CCFL lit 6Q will consume more power and have a theoretically shorter bulb-life. the LED lit 8Q will cost more, and (this is subjective) i detected a hint of blue/green tint on the one i used. i think you'd be happy with either.
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