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I think it's going to come down to a choice between the LG monitor mentioned above, that Philips monitor, or a Samsung E2320X - I've had good experiences with Samsung in the past (seeing as my current monitor is a Samsung 2253BW ) so I'm kinda leaning to the Samsung.

One thing that would sway me is that I've found that for whatever reason the Samsung's autoscaling for older games is particularly nice. It will display 1024x768 (or 1280x1024) type games with large black bars to the left and right, meaning it preserves the original 4:3 scale instead of trying to stretch the image.

Do the other monitors do this or not?
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post #12 of 14
i would get this bad boy

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...sku=320-9334&?

refurbished dell monitor from dell's used store comes with original warranty

24" It's LED so it's better color than normal LCD. Plus its high resolution 1980-1080 so good enough to watch blue rays.

It's only $179.00


If you have $319.00 then this is an IPS monitor which is amazing improvement in color / looks gorgeous. IPS is the better technology of LCDs. So in my opinion just get the one for $179 or pony up and get this one for $319.00, one or the other.
Edited by elderfoster - 4/9/11 at 10:08am
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post #13 of 14
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Unfortunately NCIX doesn't sell that monitor. I have giftcards which I can use, but if I buy that monitor from Dell I have to fork out actual cash.
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So, I picked up an Asus VH236H monitor

No dead pixels (but I bought the $8 dead pixel warranty anyway; it was eight lousy bucks on a monitor that already was at $190 after taxes and the environmental fee, so what the hell ), nice image, and the GTX 460 displays a beautiful 1920x1080 image.

The monitor gets kinda warm, but since I'm not using its speakers I think I can live with that. It's got a rebate so I'll get a $20 prepaid credit card from Asus in like 2 months or something ridiculous but at least I'll get it.

So to myself for a great monitor.
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