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Futureshop has good monitors?????

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so I visit futureshop often to just check out the monitors. I noticed this one

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...8e204de255en02

It looks really nice. Actually, a few of them look really nice. I don't see what everyone is complaining about TN panels when, in person, these things seem great. The only thing I can't stand is some of the wider ones (is this what they mean by 16:9???), which look too stretched.

Now i'm in the market for one but I won't buy it from where I got my computer(NCIX) because they sell crappy monitors from my knowledge. Everyone seems to say the u2311h is great so I'm holding out for a sale. However, I'm afraid is gonna be stretched wide like the ones I saw at futureshop. Also, there seem to be some issues with the u2311h with blacklight bleeding, etc. So this makes me want to find an alternative.

I really have no experience with the newer monitors because I'm currently still using a very old and crappy LCD. It in no way looks like the nice ones i saw at futureshop. Namely the HP monitors.

My budget is less than 300 dollars, 23 inches or larger, and in Canada. I will mainly use it for gaming. The biggest concern would probably be bringing a monitor home from wherever I might choose to buy and finding out that it is "that crappy TN panel everyone told you to stay away from".
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25" @ 1080P is fail as far as I'm concerned. My 24" LCDs are 1920x1200 and that is about the lowest pixel density I would be satisfied with. You can get 20" LCDs with 1920x1080 resolution which means that the picture on the 25" will not appear as sharp due to the lower pixel density.

Also, there is not a whole lot of variance between TN panel LCDs. Some have more features, some have thinner bezels, etc., but they are all fairly similar. TN panels are not necessarily 'crappy' either. They just do not display colors as accurately as IPS-based displays.

EDIT: NCIX may have a different selection than Future Shop but that doesn't mean all the monitors NCIX carries are 'bad'.
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 6/13/11 at 11:21am
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Yeah NCIX might not carry all bad monitors but I've heard too many bad results from their monitors. Like their newer line of LG IPS monitors. They were pretty bad for gaming even though they were somewhat well advertised.
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