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So instead of 3 23 inch monitors, I am going for a single 27 inch monitor. I am purchasing it from Best Buy, no questions asked due to opputurnites and gift certificates.

Now, I found this one, I really like it, EXCEPT for the Contrast Ratio.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=2099051

Will going from a 40K:1 on my 23 inch, to 1K:1 on the 27 inch make a big difference for me?

This is my current monitor. I just want to go bigger
Edited by Famousoverdose - 4/16/11 at 4:23pm
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Samsung p2270h is a fantasic monitor. I love my monitor! Very good price and stunning image quality.
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I could be way mistaken, but don't the monitors <24inches normally go with a higher resolution?
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I could be way mistaken, but don't the monitors <24inches normally go with a higher resolution?
That is what I though, I was disappointed when i saw it was only 1080P, but that will not bother me seeing as I have never seen anything over 1080P
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I'd say anything 24in and larger requires at least 400cd/m^2
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Originally Posted by Famousoverdose View Post
So instead of 3 23 inch monitors, I am going for a single 27 inch monitor. I am purchasing it from Best Buy, no questions asked due to opputurnites and gift certificates.

Now, I found this one, I really like it, EXCEPT for the Contrast Ratio.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+...&skuId=2099051

Will going from a 40K:1 on my 23 inch, to 1K:1 on the 27 inch make a big difference for me?

This is my current monitor. I just want to go bigger
The monitor looks good to me. It could have a higher resolution, but that would likely raise the price. Samsung monitors are some of best .
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Samsung p2270h is a fantasic monitor. I love my monitor! Very good price and stunning image quality.
The one I am looking at according to the site, is S27A550H, not the one you mentioned.
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But to get on topic though guys, will the contrast ratio show any difference at all?
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It looks fine. Just a note, the contrast ratio that most monitors advertise is called the dynamic contrast ratio. It means literally nothing. Some monitors even claim infinity contrast ratios these days . Anyway, I'm sure you'll be happy with that monitor. One more thing, don't sweat the brightness. 300 cd/m2 is still absurdly bright. You generally want to calibrate your monitor to between 110 and 150.

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But to get on topic though guys, will the contrast ratio show any difference at all?
In short, no, not at all.
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It looks fine. Just a note, the contrast ratio that most monitors advertise is called the dynamic contrast ratio. It means literally nothing. Some monitors even claim infinity contrast ratios these days . Anyway, I'm sure you'll be happy with that monitor. One more thing, don't sweat the brightness. 300 cd/m2 is still absurdly bright. You generally want to calibrate your monitor to between 110 and 150.

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In short, no, not at all.
Thanks. Both of the monitors have teh same brightness level, so I wont see a change. I am going to shoot for this one, and hopefully it owrks out.
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