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Old 19-09-10, 12:19 PM
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My 24" VA monitor decided to die this morning (4years old)

So I'm looking for a new monitor as I'm currently on my LAN monitor (Samsung 913N)

I have a few monitors in mind but I'm not sure whether to get a LED backlit panel or not.

Samsung B2430L £155

BenQ G2420HDBL (LED) £147

I've looked around the net and there seems to be some people saying the BenQ doesn't give that sharp text and that it is too bright as to show vibrant colours you have to have it set too bright

From what I've read LED means less power usage, longer lifespan and better black

Acer H233HEbmid £130

Samsung SM2333SW £135

The acer has HDMI also like the look of it

The samsung looks really nice, have seen one irl and it seemed pretty good

I need a monitor which has HDCP so I can plug in my PS3

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Old 19-09-10, 02:38 PM
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whats your budget £155?
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Old 19-09-10, 03:55 PM
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whats your budget £155?
only want to spend around £160-170 at most
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Old 19-09-10, 05:41 PM
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have a look at this mate,the LED ones seem abit of a gimmick IMO

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/23-De...icture-quality
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To be totally honest, I don't think LED back-lit monitors are all too great. They may tout some great things on paper, but in reality, you can't tell the difference all too much.

A lot of people I know like their Acer monitors, and by first-hand experience I can say they are pretty nice. I will no doubt be purchasing an Acer monitor as an upgrade during the holiday season for myself.
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Old 20-09-10, 10:56 AM
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I've just ordered the samsung

Samsung SM2333SW £135

After looking around I saw the Acer doesn't have a lot of options in the OSD



Also read that blacks are washed out

I completely love my Samsung 913N after playing counterstrike source on it last night the colours are a lot better than my 24" VA and the whole brightness is really amazing, I had to turn down the brightness ingame for bright maps.

Mostly due to the settings in the OSD.

Text is a lot sharper aswell so hopefully the 23" will be the same and have the same/similar options
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Old 20-09-10, 12:01 PM
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hmm I just fixed my old 24" lol

dual screen time I guess
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I am going to try to revive a 9800 GT 1 GB that I am getting for next to free (hold me off until the next generation), so if I can get that working I am going to sell my 5770 so I can buy a new monitor. My current one does have quite enough real estate for photo and video editing.

What monitor did you just revive?
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Old 22-09-10, 11:28 AM
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The monitor I fixed is a Yuraku 24"

HDCP / DVI / VGA with a VA panel

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Old 22-09-10, 11:31 AM
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I got the Samsung yesterday



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