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Please recommend me a sub $500 gaming monitor!

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Hi everyone. I'm trying to find a sub $500 gaming monitor to replace my 3-year old benq E2200HD. I'm located in Canada.

The monitor I'm looking for is:
1) 24 inch +
2) As minimum backlight bleeding as possible. My biggest concern! It looks like a monitor with 0 backlight bleeding non-exist.
3) Has HDMI port as I need to use it to play ps3 and 360.

I did a lot of research and considered lots of monitors, but everyone of them has certain drawbacks. For example:
1) Korean monitors - Amazing but basically no warranty no return. If I am hit with dead/stuck pixel and backlight bleeding, I'm stuck.
2) Benq 2420XT - Color is washed out. PQ wise not as good as other TN monitor.

After reading NCX's review about asus vg236h, it appears it's one of the top line 120hz tn monitor. Form NCX's video comparison, vg236H beats 2420xt in terms of pq completely. I also learned that eizo fs2332 can be bought for around $500 CAD. Any other good monitors that I missed?
post #2 of 4
I just bought a catleap q270. Came and worked for like 30 minutes then boom. But my ebay seller is paying the return shipping so if you get a good buyer like i did it shouldnt be a problem.

Monitor was gorgeous when it worked. I've had a 120hz viewsonic a 46" samsung , nvidia surround on hp 2311x's and samsung 20" leds and none looked as good as the catleap.

EDIT: My seller was bigclothcraft. All of these monitors were in the last year.
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I have decided to go with Eizo Foris FS2332. Do i have warranty in Canada?
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According to the manual:

"The Warranty is valid only in the countries or territories where the Distributors are located."

I assume you have distributors in Canada? I'm probably going to buy this monitor too in the next few days. Maybe I'll see an FS2332 owners page here soon. I was 90% on the Korean thing but just couldn't pull the trigger.

Where did you find the FS2332 <$500? I'm about to pay $590.
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