Originally Posted by Complex!
Right. I've decided on the LG W2453V-PF. I can get it for €200 inc. shipping.
A friend of mine has it and I must say it's a very good screen for the money. Definitely one of the best 24 inch screens you can get if your budget is around the €200 mark.
Edit: Change of plans! I'm getting the Samsung SyncMaster P2450H instead!
It looks a lot better (imho ofcourse) and it's gotten some positive reviews.
I currently have a HannsG 28" monitor. It has a good bright screen, with HDMI and a resolution of 1920x1200. It also has a 3 year warrenty.
For it's price there was nothing to touch it and it has gone down a bit. It can now be had for £250 from Amazon.
NOW, just after 2 years it keeps randomly going to a black screen! There is no particular program that causes this, it can happen when gaming or reading emails. I have NEVER had a monitor, TFT OR CRT which has failed like this before!
I have yet to test HannsG's warranty, but I have heard net rumours that they make excuses not to cover it? That stinks to me but we will see!
I have also been looking at what I would replace it with, but up to date reviews of monitors are a bit few and far between? I notice that the modern trend is for larger screens 26" and above to boast 1080P screens, ie 1920x1080. Why is this a good thing, I would have thought 1920x1200 would be much better?
Aren't manufacturers just dumping surplus tv screens into monitors?
If a 1080P monitor is the same as a tv screen, wouldn't we be better off just buying a 1080P tv to use as a monitor, with the tuner, better speakers and multiple connections being an added bonus, for about the same price?
Like you Complex, I would love to see some tests and recomendations for modern TFT's. The Dell and NEC screens are supposed to be very good, but at £900 upwards for a monitor are well out of my price bracket!
I would also be pleased to hear anyones reccomendations on their larger screens, or could someone post a link or tell me where I could read good up to date TFT reviews?
Google has failed miserably on this one, pointing me at reviews from 2007!