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I've heard alot of good things about the Hanns-G Panels, and they're quite a popular choice, however if you can afford it i'd reccomend my current panel, a Samsung 223BW. I absolutely love it, it runs a native of 1680x1050 as it's a 21.6" screen, which means you've got a great sized screen at a great performance resolution.
Can't really put a bad word to it.
I've seen a review or two about the Hanns but I would stick with what we got or go with a 24" from Samsung. Only time will tell how much I like this lcd of mine, it is the lw version.

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... the real fact was that it was so !@#$% big compared to my crt I didn't know what to do with myself... big jump!
I really hope you gave your mom a big hug and thank you for your present. When I put this one of mine together and plugged it it I sat and stared a bit myself. I just had come from a 17" crt and used a 19" for a few weeks. Nothing could be better except for a size increase. I play N4SMW and the widescreen work great. I can game with just my 9600gt at max settings but I use my 98gt now. I really don't remember if mostwanted has an aa/af settings that I can use. But I haven't tried Crysis on these changes so that is a game that will tell you the truth about your hardware.


Isileth...you can go with a 22", or .4" less in my case, and not worry too much about gaming as a few others here have said. I can say that you will not be disappointed in the least. Just go with what you can afford...but you will need a much better gpu
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Yeah I'm looking to have it running with my new rig that should contain a 4850. Plus when in the future it becomes to demanding for it I can always drop the screen res down to take some stress off it.
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I've heard alot of good things about the Hanns-G Panels, and they're quite a popular choice, however if you can afford it i'd reccomend my current panel, a Samsung 223BW. I absolutely love it, it runs a native of 1680x1050 as it's a 21.6" screen, which means you've got a great sized screen at a great performance resolution.
Can't really put a bad word to it.
That specific model has EOLed so the 223LW is what you want and I can't say bad stuff about the monitor... Can do about customer serice though.
    
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Go with a 22". Anything smaller in widescreen is to small IMO. I have a 19" standard LCD and love it. My sister has a 19" WS and I can't stand it. It seems so much smaller than mine. To get same height as a 19" standard LCD you need a 22" widescreen.
I personaly am not a widescreen since most stuff I do fits better on a standard monitor, but lately I have been tempted with going to a 22" Widescreen main and the 19" standard as a secondary. The reason, I use the Vista sidebar a lot, and with a widescreen, I could leave it on top all the time and still have a full viewing area.
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post #15 of 39
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Can anyone tell me the practical difference in vga and dvi?

Does it put any sort of limitation on size or quality thats noticeable? It seems the majority of 22" dont include dvi yet all the new GPUs are dual dvi out.
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Go with a 22". Anything smaller in widescreen is to small IMO. I have a 19" standard LCD and love it. My sister has a 19" WS and I can't stand it. It seems so much smaller than mine. To get same height as a 19" standard LCD you need a 22" widescreen.
I personaly am not a widescreen since most stuff I do fits better on a standard monitor, but lately I have been tempted with going to a 22" Widescreen main and the 19" standard as a secondary. The reason, I use the Vista sidebar a lot, and with a widescreen, I could leave it on top all the time and still have a full viewing area.
Please forgive the thread hi-jacking.

I admit that I don't need a widescreen, but yet now that I have one, there's no WAY I could go back to 4:3! I mean, there's not much I do that gives me any real reason to have widescreen. Actually, there's nothing I do that gives me a need for widescreen. But I'll tell you this much, bluprupher: widescreen is a more relaxing for me to look at. Widescreen is easier on my eyes. Widescreen gives me a lot more room to work with, and it has come in handy quite a few times already (more times than I could ever remember). Widescreen is just natural. I learned that we actually see in 16:9 naturally. Or maybe it was 16:10. Either way, our natural vision could be considered "widescreen". The last time I looked at a 4:3 monitor, I felt confined. I certainly did not like it.

And the Wide View OCN skin vs. Fixed View is so much better. Not only that, but .... well... you get the idea. More "real estate", and it's more relaxing to look at.
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Also, if you want to play older games that don't support widescreen, you can force the sesolution to fit via instructions form Widescreengaming, and it also has a list that shows which games have native widescreen support and which ones you simply modify.
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Can anyone tell me the practical difference in vga and dvi?

Does it put any sort of limitation on size or quality thats noticeable? It seems the majority of 22" dont include dvi yet all the new GPUs are dual dvi out.
My kids 17" Dell LCD has VGA and DVI, and I can tell no difference between the 2.
On a larger monitor you may be able to, but a lot of that varies person to person and monitor to monitor.
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post #19 of 39
^^ true there is no real difference from what i can see, but some sad person might be able to tell the difference.
You might have to invest in a new graphics card though, cause your 6800GT might not be able to handle something like a 20" widescreen monitor and bigger in some of the newer games out.

the only downside i found with LCD's though is once you get a bigger screen you just wanna keep getting a bigger one

i personally really like Samsung for LCD's we have 3 at home, all are great displays.
when you get one make sure to check for a dead pixel policy, which varys depending on the company you buy from.
Basicly if you have say one dead pixel they might not replace the display, but if you have 5 they will
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EITHER, I just got a 19" lcd for christmas. I was using a 15" crt. I just started at the monitor for literally 10 mins. my mom started crying bc she thought I didn't like it... the real fact was that it was so !@#$% big compared to my crt I didn't know what to do with myself... big jump!
Haha, I went from a 16" CRT to the 22" widescreen in my rig, and I did like the same exact thing. I just kinda sat there and was like...omg this is huge. But it's so worth it.

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Can anyone tell me the practical difference in vga and dvi?

Does it put any sort of limitation on size or quality thats noticeable? It seems the majority of 22" dont include dvi yet all the new GPUs are dual dvi out.
The only limitation I know of is that VGA doesn't support as high of a res as DVI. But the max res is still pretty huge, so it's nothing to worry about. But I like my monitor to match the port on the video card.
 
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