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http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...2219a.html#sp2

Seems a little too cheap for the spec, wouldn't you agree? 2ms response, 5k:1 contrast, 1080p, etc etc.
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post #2 of 11
The catch is that the contrast ratio is dynamic (fake), and it's a TN monitor (cheap to manufacture). The price is fairly typical for that sort of monitor.
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post #3 of 11
the catch is that u still havent bought it. i dunno maybe just cheaper cause of the brand
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post #4 of 11
The reviews on it look great, it doesn't really seem like there is a catch, unless someone else here can tell.
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post #5 of 11
The catch is the 2ms rating, that's 2ms grey to grey not black to black. Very few monitors (see hig dollar) have a 2ms response time black to black.
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Flux View Post
The catch is the 2ms rating, that's 2ms grey to grey not black to black. Very few monitors (see hig dollar) have a 2ms response time black to black.
Interesting. Knew it was to good to be true
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
The catch is that the contrast ratio is dynamic (fake), and it's a TN monitor (cheap to manufacture). The price is fairly typical for that sort of monitor.
I thought Typical was different to Dynamic? Or have I been miss informed.
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post #8 of 11
Thats actually pretty expensive, I know you can't really go by the exchange rate, but thats $170 CAD. You can get a better brand for that price. If you're patient you can get an IPS from Dell for just a little more.


For comparison, I could have gotten a 22" BenQ monitor for the equivalent of £80 after taxes and shipping on Black Friday. THAT is cheap
    
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post #9 of 11
TN panels usually run cheap like that. I use three of them and I'm not bothered by the fewer displayed colors or whatever. I'm no photographer though, and I could care less about having true blacks. I'm not picky.
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Thats actually pretty expensive, I know you can't really go by the exchange rate, but thats $170 CAD. You can get a better brand for that price. If you're patient you can get an IPS from Dell for just a little more.


For comparison, I could have gotten a 22" BenQ monitor for the equivalent of £80 after taxes and shipping on Black Friday. THAT is cheap
It's not exchange rates, its your location that matters. You guys have NewEgg, which is useally 2/5th's of the price cheaper then it is here. Plus, you guys have stuff like rebate and what not. I was checking out HDD's and you guys can get 1.5TB HDD's for $56 while we get 1.5TB for £56.
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