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Samsung 2253BW or HP W2207H or Other?

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I went to Circuit City today and saw these two monitors side by side connected to 2 HP computers. The HP looked alot better than the Samsung (The Samsung looked real fuzzy around the edges of words and what not) but I have heard that the Samsung is an amazing monitor, could that be that the HP monitor was optimized better for the computer or is it just a better monitor?

Which should I get?

If not one of these please specify because I am at a complete loss of what monitor to get now...

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I was in your exact position a few weeks ago. I did a ton of research (i mean a TON) and with a cost/benefit analysis I ended up getting the BenQ v2400w from buy.com.

My reasons for this is that, although it's a TN panel, I've heard very good reviews for its color quality. And being a TN panel it has minimal to no ghosting and virtually no input lag. It did make me lag in games due to the high native resolution, but that cant be blamed on the monitor. Its low brightness might offset some people, but i assure you that the common user/gamer wont find any problem with the brightness. Its lower brightness actually lets it produce deep blacks also letting it achieve its contrast claim of 1000:1. It does a good job at 1:1 mapping and aspects for varying resolutions also.

My other options were either the Dell 2407wfp-hc (no 2408wfp because of high input lag), the samsungs (varying), and the benQ FP241w.

The dell is still available via ebay for new, although is not sold in stores (the 2408wfp replaces it). The main draw to it was the fact that it was PVA meaning better overall color reproduction and the higher viewing angle. However I've heard of many instances of some bad ghosting going on with these, and the fact that it lacked an additional DVI port or HDMI really closed the book.

As for the samsungs, it never really appealed to me with all the digital versus shots i've seen from it, and I guess i was more attracted to the v2400w's design and slimness.

the fp241w seems too good to be true. and, it isnt true. That is to say, its not longer being sold, but that seemed to have been the best pick for a 24" display.

Bottomline the v2400w has a nice aesthetic look and efficient design. Didnt care much about the lack of rotation; if i wanted to rotate i'd just rotate the thing. Viewing angles horizontally are pretty good also. It's been rated the slimmest 24" lcd and won a couple of design awards. Nice picture, no/low ghosting, no input lag, great contrast, brightness, and overall great for gaming/pc use.

EDIT: wow i sure wrote a lot

EDIT2: oh yea the v2400w also has hdmi, dvi, and vga. For me that means i get to use my computer (dvi) and hook up my ps3 (hdmi) without having to physically switch cables around as i would have to with a 2407wfp-hc
Edited by Jinra321 - 9/2/08 at 2:29am
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I bought the Samsung 2493HM (24") a few months ago, and I have to say that I am satisfied with it. I don't notice any problems with it while I game. It also has a flexible stand.

The only thing I think they should've included is lighting for the menu buttons. I've had to memorize the button placement because they're basically invisible without light directly over it. A $400 monitor should come with button lighting...

The first one I got did not seem to have functional menu buttons, but at first I thought I wasn't hitting them because I couldn't see them! Well, I sent in an RMA with newegg and I got a replacement which worked perfectly fine. No dead pixels on either monitor.
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Originally Posted by aznkorean View Post
I bought the Samsung 2493HM (24") a few months ago, and I have to say that I am satisfied with it. I don't notice any problems with it while I game. It also has a flexible stand.

The only thing I think they should've included is lighting for the menu buttons. I've had to memorize the button placement because they're basically invisible without light directly over it. A $400 monitor should come with button lighting...

The first one I got did not seem to have functional menu buttons, but at first I thought I wasn't hitting them because I couldn't see them! Well, I sent in an RMA with newegg and I got a replacement which worked perfectly fine. No dead pixels on either monitor.

Yeah, I got the same monitor yesterday, and looks awesome... can't go wrong with samsung
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Any other opinions?
I bought the 2253BW, no regrets here. Bleeding was not as bad as people made it out to be. I dont notice it for what I do (gaming, design, movies, coding, etc).
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post #7 of 9
I own the HP W2207 (non-H), and I love it. It is a beautiful monitor. and the only difference from the h is that is has a dvi port instead of hdmi, but who would use its crappy built in speakers anyways?

HP sells them refurbished, but you may be able to find one cheaper elsewhere. I definitely think the price tag is worth it though.
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...i_sku=RK282AAR
post #8 of 9
Get the Samsung 2253BW or T220, they are on average have better colors than HPs.
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i got the sammy and donot regret it.
there is a mode with the screen that if its not a wides screeon resolution in game it will put the black borders in, instead of streaching the image to fit the widescreen.
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