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Hey guys, my current monitor is great, but I'm thinking that in the future I might upgrade, say to something like an ips panel. However, something that I really want is support for composite video natively, so I can plug in older gaming consoles and such. I would also like to keep my resolution the same or a little more(1920x1200 tops).

Is there a such monitor out there that is reasonably priced? I know the dell U2410 is available, but that monitor is quite expensive. Or, if I can't have a decently priced ips, are there any tn monitors that support composite video that will match/best my current monitors performance?
     
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what is your budget?which size do u want?
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what is your budget?which size do u want?
I'm not sure what my budget is yet, but I'd like to keep it around $300. And I'd max size would be a 24".
     
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Are you interested in 3D at all? Probably not but just wondering in case.

Using it for gaming, video or image editing or just general home use?

I have an LG M2380D-PU 23" and an ASUS VH238H 23" as my secondary. They're both great monitors and there is a decent difference in the colors between the two but the LG was twice the price.

These are a few of the ones I was looking at previously that have composite video and are around $300. I also included the Asus even though it's outside of what you want as I still feel it's a great monitor for the price.
Prices were just from a quick Google search.

- LG M2380D-PU 23"
~ $320 (I think I paid about $350 2 months ago)
Colors are very clear and defined. Contrast is there and compared to the Asus the actual color looks a bit better with my current settings but the Asus is definitely much better overall.

- SAMSUNG T24A350 24"
~ $330-360

- SAMSUNG FX2490HD 24"
~ $320

- ASUS VH238H 23"
~ $180 (I paid $150 through newegg, $130 after the $20 MIR which I never bothered to do)
Has some rather nice color control options on the monitor panel. I have it set to make my games look better which is why the colors of my desktop picture might look better on the LG. Used as my gaming monitor but graphic design is done on the LG as the colors are a little more optimized.


I can post pictures of the two side by side so you can kind of see the difference with the two if you'd like.

I'm interested in getting a third monitor as well and am debating if I should get another LG and have them on the sides with the Asus centered or if I should do 3 different models... I'll keep looking and let you know if I find anything else. The hard part is finding one with composite as they are usually just component DVI/HDMI now. I have a list of about 40 that I looked at and out of them only 3 had component.
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