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I recently bought 2 XL2370 for 200 euros each, as they provided me almost the same color as an Dell Ultrasharp, but then, much cheaper.

http://reviews.cnet.com/lcd-monitors/samsung-syncmaster-xl2370/4505-3174_7-33683882-2.html?tag=rvwBody

Might want to look into them, they are quite awesome for a budget designer screen.
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I'm glad everyone is finding this useful. smile.gif

I'll look into the Samsung monitor.
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post #13 of 188
You should remove the 16:10 bias in the aspect ratio section

You should also explain the downsides of VA panels. At a quick glance, I did not see them explained.

You should categorize monitors based on price, not size. That way it'd be clearer for the buyer.


Otherwise it's decent. Have not read through it all so I don't know what it contains
Edited by De-Zant - 11/20/11 at 12:12pm
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post #14 of 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14012817 
I'm glad everyone is finding this useful. smile.gif

I'll look into the Samsung monitor.

Do that smile.gif lots of research told me its a great bang for the buck in EU smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;14012855 
You should remove the 16:10 fanboyism in the aspect ratio section

You should also explain the downsides of VA panels. At a quick glance, I did not see them explained.

You should categorize monitors based on price, not size. That way it'd be clearer for the buyer.


Otherwise it's decent. Have not read through it all so I don't know what it contains
Price is subjective based on region, taxes, and brand.

As for the VA Section, it doesn't really have a huge pro or con to it. As said in the first sentence, it's the middle child, your mid-point on the price-performance scale.
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post #16 of 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14013037 
Price is subjective based on region, taxes, and brand.

As for the VA Section, it doesn't really have a huge pro or con to it. As said in the first sentence, it's the middle child, your mid-point on the price-performance scale.

The biggest issue of VA panels is probably the excessive ghosting that is worse than either TN or IPS panels. This is of course, a generalization, but it generally holds true.


Price is subjective, yes, but you can give a rough idea of it.

EDIT: Also, you don't properly explain 120hz there. A guide should get a connection to the reader, not sound like wikipedia. You should explain how 120hz affects gaming or anything else
Edited by De-Zant - 6/26/11 at 1:01pm
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Thread Starter 
It's hard to put that into an objective sense though, as 120hz doesn't make a difference for me. Though I did say what it's biggest advantages for gaming are, that it can give you smoother frame rate, and obviously, more frames (which results in the perceived, smoother frame rate.)

Also, as for VA Panel ghosting, I've rarely heard people complain about it. It's not been an issue for awhile. Which is obvious by the number of Samsung users who have been happy with their P & LX Series of monitors.
Edited by Tator Tot - 6/26/11 at 1:26pm
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Well let someone who actually notices the difference write up 120hz in a somewhat objective way, noting how it does not affect anyone, and how it pretty much completely depends on what you view on it

I cannot see how someone doesn't notice 60hz slideshow in FPS games. Guess I'll be left wondering that...
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Because their is a difference between elitism and objectivity.

If 60 FPS was such an eye cancer, then most games wouldn't be designed to run at 30 FPS (I say most games, as that's what the LARGE majority are programmed to run at as they run on consoles.)

Trust me, I have a 120hz LCD (true), a 120hz CRT, & 60Hz LCD
Acer GD235HZbid, Sony GDM- FW900, & Dell U2410

The difference is negligible at best. I used to use the Sony as my main monitor, only because of the size (it was easier to position the CRT's to the side.)
Right now I use the Dell as my primary monitor because of the large resolution, and bigger screen size.
The Acer gets very little use even though it's a 120hz monitor. As the change in frame rate doesn't effect the game play at all.
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post #20 of 188
Depends on the game. In BC2, it'd simply be elitism. In COD, so and so. If you move on to faster paced games, 60hz really is annoying already.

If it doesn't really make a difference to you, the games you play aren't fast paced enough to take notice of it. As I said, the games you play plays the biggest part in whether it affects you.

The large majority of games which are designed to be played at 30FPS are not really fast paced at all. More like snail pace. Not that it's a bad thing at all, just different.
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