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I know a lot of people give their opinions when they don't have either monitor. I think that's great. I actually have the Samsung, so I'll give you my opinion on it. The picture is great. Like any TN you don't want to get too far off center for best viewing. There is absolutely no lag or ghosting. I play everything at 1920x1200(native rez) with a GX2. I have played COD4, Crysis, Bioshock, Stalker, Assassins creed, Witcher...list goes on. The speakers suck, so I wouldn't consider using them. The touch controls look cool, but are a hassle to operate. I did the same survey as you are doing when I got mine a few months ago and I think you are good either way. I ultimately chose the samsung only because I could get it at Best Buy(local) in case anything was wrong with it out of the box. I also got the extended warranty from them in case a pixel goes and it can get replaced. I don't have the Benq, so I don't know. I assume it's good too?
hey man, thanks for that.

sorry can i ask, which Samsung did you actually get? the 245B or the 2493HM
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hey man, thanks for that.

sorry can i ask, which Samsung did you actually get? the 245B or the 2493HM
I have the 2493HM.
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I have the BenQ FP241W 24" and I don't like it; everything is far too dark for me. I have toi set the brightness and contrast high on the monitor but also very high at driver level + digital vibrance in order for games to be playable, making non-games look horrible. Based on myt BenQ I would say you made the right choice going for the Samsung. Also if I go on the PS3 films are impossible to watch because any night scenes are like watching a black screen - you can't give the monitor a boost with driver settings on a console .
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You can't be disappointed with the 2493HM. Unless, of course, you get it broken like I did; half the menu buttons were broken. I sent it back to newegg and got it back within a week. Pretty awesome monitor.
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I say samsung is the better bet.
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I've had the 245bw for a couple weeks now and its great, screen looks better than my old 226bw
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yeah. with the $100 cashback from samsung, im getting the 2493HM.
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i am not a big fan of either of the two companies they are average. the best ones are nec and sceptre but if i would have to chose one i would chose benq becuase samsung is the worst one out their. they over emphasize on greens and distort all other colors thats why they look good in stores because xp looks good in green.
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post #29 of 36
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i am not a big fan of either of the two companies they are average. the best ones are nec and sceptre but if i would have to chose one i would chose benq becuase samsung is the worst one out their. they over emphasize on greens and distort all other colors thats why they look good in stores because xp looks good in green.
mmm.

well i've used Samsung before and cant agree that they are the worst one. sounds like personal hate more than preference.

plus Samsung has a much brighter monitor vs the BenQ, which was my ultimate decision maker. and for an extra $50 only, done deal.
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post #30 of 36
samsung wins hands down,
i havent had a new BenQ, but my 2 year old one sucks massively compaired to my new SyncMaster,
I dunno if BenQ is better, but i know that if u get the Samsung you will be happy
    
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