Originally Posted by De-Zant
No TN or IPS panel will be able to come anywhere near a modern VA panel in terms of black levels.
If you really care about black level, you go with an VA panel. Like the samsung s22a650d / s24a650d. These models are roughly equal to a slower IPS panel in terms of ghosting, since VA panels have always been the slowest of the three, and these models are among the fastest VA panels.
They have relatively good viewing angles too.
Thanks for the informative post! I'm pretty determined to at least match the height of my current display, thus necessitating the 24" size (assuming a 16:9 ratio, which is a given for a 1080p monitor). The S24A650D is really over my budget but I see a few places offering it for ~$270 USD, which just barely
borders within the realm of what I might be able to part with. (There aren't any less expensive 24" VA monitors out there, are there? I can't seem to find a very comprehensive listing of monitors by display tech.) Assuming movies and games won't suffer too badly from its slightly lower response times, I could possibly spring for the S24A650D at that price if it were coming from a dealer with a good policy regarding dead pixels. (Know of any?)
Still, if there are any TN panels that stand out as being exceptional for TN monitors (particularly compared to my current one) I'm eager to hear any insights on those.
How does it compare with the VS248H-P? Aside from panel/backlight tech and resolution, I'm pretty incompetent when it comes to understanding the differences between monitors.