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Looking for LCD monitor

Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:40 pm

LCD 22 in, widescreen. Has to be from Newegg.com and around $250(a little higher for quaility is ok) ive been looking at this one and would like to know your thoughts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824252008

P.S. I plan on playing Games, Pirates of the burning sea, star wars galaxies, age of empires 3, crysis. I little bit of everything.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:10 pm

I bought that exact monitor, back in January I think.

I love it.

only thing is you're gonna need a few thick books to stack under each corner so it doesn't wobble. But aside from that and a teensy bit of white bleed at the top, it's awesome. This has been one of my favorite purchases ever.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:15 pm

Thanks, coming from my 17in crt to that i think will be great.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:19 pm

damian069 wrote:Thanks, coming from my 17in crt to that i think will be great.


If you'll pardon the imagery, I think you'll absolutely spooge yourself. I went from a 21" CRT to this, and was pleasantly surprised to find the 22" wide LCD picture was the same height as the viewable image on the 21" CRT.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:24 pm

GasBandit wrote:
damian069 wrote:Thanks, coming from my 17in crt to that i think will be great.


If you'll pardon the imagery, I think you'll absolutely spooge yourself. I went from a 21" CRT to this, and was pleasantly surprised to find the 22" wide LCD picture was the same height as the viewable image on the 21" CRT.

Going from my 19" CRT to the 20" LCD that I went to, I found that as well. It was exactly 10.5 inches tall, but there was an extra 1.5" on each side due to the widescreen. (and I got an extra 90 pixels of height going from 1280x960 to 1680x1050).
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:31 pm

It'd be better if it wasn't a 6 bit panel.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:38 pm

I need a lighter monitor anyway, and i would like to know if you guys think there is a better one in that price range
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:59 pm

mattsteg wrote:It'd be better if it wasn't a 6 bit panel.


True, but for that price and that size people on a budget will blink. Most who are thinking price range like that aren't going to care too much about 6-bit vs 8-bit, nor will it really affect them.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:02 pm

What is the difference between a 6 bit and 8 bit panel? I don't see anything I need to blink at as I type this...
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:04 pm

GasBandit wrote:What is the difference between a 6 bit and 8 bit panel? I don't see anything I need to blink at as I type this...
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/6bit_8bit.htm
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:26 pm

I just saw THIS in the Newegg newsletter. I'd much rather have a Samsung than a CHIMEI.

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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:31 pm

what do you guys think about the samsung that was just posted? Im not buying till January but id like to be ready.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:14 pm

GasBandit wrote:What is the difference between a 6 bit and 8 bit panel? I don't see anything I need to blink at as I type this...


I hear that all wide-screen lcd's are unfortunately 6 bit.
EDIT: It appears that I am wrong about that^.. sorry!


Oh and for interests sake, for a little more expensive 21" LCD screen that does HDMI (through a cheap adaptor or just a HDMI-DVI cable) and also is HDCP complaint montior for anyone wanting to watch 1080i/p movies on Highdef or BluRay, I know for sure that the Samsung 215TW works beautifully. Mine displays at 1920x1050 through the HDMI cable too, but apparently my bro believes it is stretched and upscaled from its native 1680x1050 resolution, but doesn't look at all stretched. Oh, and his cheaper 22" LCD monitor he bought for $300 is not HDMI complaint, I tested this they dont work at all without HDCP complaince with High Definition DVDs. Just a lil info for anyone wanting to know when buying new monitors, and wanting to use it later for High Def!
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:24 pm

NeXus^ wrote:
GasBandit wrote:What is the difference between a 6 bit and 8 bit panel? I don't see anything I need to blink at as I type this...


I hear that all wide-screen lcd's are unfortunately 6 bit.

Not all wide-screen LCDs are 6 bit, but 22" models are for whatever reason.
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Postposted on Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:40 pm

NeXus^ wrote:I hear that all wide-screen lcd's are unfortunately 6 bit.
My Dell 2005FPW is 8-bit IPS. The 2007WFP's at work are 8-bit S-IPS. The Dell 2407WFP(-HC)'s are 8-bit S-PVA. What are you talking about? :-?
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:21 am

Xbitlabs has a few good recommendations for 22" monitors:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/ ... html#sect0
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:40 am

NeXus^ wrote:Oh and for interests sake, for a little more expensive 21" LCD screen that does HDMI (through a cheap adaptor or just a HDMI-DVI cable) and also is HDCP complaint montior for anyone wanting to watch 1080i/p movies on Highdef or BluRay, I know for sure that the Samsung 215TW works beautifully. Mine displays at 1920x1050 through the HDMI cable too, but apparently my bro believes it is stretched and upscaled from its native 1680x1050 resolution, but doesn't look at all stretched. Oh, and his cheaper 22" LCD monitor he bought for $300 is not HDMI complaint, I tested this they dont work at all without HDCP complaince with High Definition DVDs. Just a lil info for anyone wanting to know when buying new monitors, and wanting to use it later for High Def!

Any DVI monitor can play an HDMI signal. They are electrically the same. HDCP is a different thing though. I'd definitely find a monitor that supoorts it. Just remember HDMI != HDCP. You can have one without the other, going both ways.

Your monitor supports 1680x1050 as the max resolution. While it might be able to accept a 1920x1080 signal, it is for sure going to be converting it to the native resolution to display it. Different monitors have different scaling options, so that depends too. If it is aspect scaled, then a 16:9 source (720/1080 i/p) should have black bars on the top and bottom of the 16:10 screen.

Also, be careful with trying to display interlaced signals. I know that my monitor, the Dell 2407 doesn't support them on the DVI port. So keep that in mind if all you have is something like the Toshiba HD-A2 which is a max 1080i output.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:51 pm

dolemitecomputers im going to read your link after i do some work but in the mean time i spotted one that is 22 in, but $350 looks nice but why is it so much more money?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6824005097
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:56 pm

I believe the price premium is due to the panel being 8-bit.
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:56 pm

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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:22 pm

flybywire wrote:I believe the price premium is due to the panel being 8-bit.
Not really according to this.
LG's specs wrote:Display Area :22" TN widescreen
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Postposted on Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:24 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
flybywire wrote:I believe the price premium is due to the panel being 8-bit.
Not really according to this.
LG's specs wrote:Display Area :22" TN widescreen


In that case, there's no sense in paying that much for a TN panel.
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