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July 20, 2013 11:31:55 AM

Well I'm looking at purchasing a new monitor. I'm trying to keep it around the $250 range. I'll primarily be using this for gaming, homework, watching tv, etc. I've decided an IPS panel would be best because the viewing angles would be necessary for using it as a television. Now the two I'm primarily looking at are this LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this HP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm leaning towards the HP because it has an additional 10% off and I prefer the aesthetics. However image quality is my number one concern between the two.

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July 20, 2013 11:56:28 AM

usbgtx550 said:
Well I'm looking at purchasing a new monitor. I'm trying to keep it around the $250 range. I'll primarily be using this for gaming, homework, watching tv, etc. I've decided an IPS panel would be best because the viewing angles would be necessary for using it as a television. Now the two I'm primarily looking at are this LG http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and this HP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'm leaning towards the HP because it has an additional 10% off and I prefer the aesthetics. However image quality is my number one concern between the two.


How do you plan to watch TV? What kind of gaming?
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July 20, 2013 12:04:52 PM

My dorm will provide free cable through Cox I believe. When using it as a television I will probably sit at a father distance. I mainly play FPS games.
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July 20, 2013 12:17:17 PM

usbgtx550 said:
My dorm will provide free cable through Cox I believe. When using it as a television I will probably sit at a father distance. I mainly play FPS games.


First off, I recommend the LG. LG is currently a leader in manufacturing displays, and they make their own. HP sources production to another OEM and then puts their name on it.

I own the same display in a 24 Inch flavor. The display is great and 5ms is great for twitch/FPS gaming. Beware though if you sit within less than 3-4 feet from the display, a 1080p 27 inch may look a little worse because lower pixel density.

Secondly, monitors don't have TV Tuners, so you'll wanna get an AverMedia TV Tuner

PCI-e for desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

USB for laptop/desktop http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 20, 2013 12:22:12 PM

Personally, I would go with the HP monitor because of the extra 10% off and because of my experience with HP in the past. The HP monitor will have slightly better colors overall, but you should know that the screen is shiny/reflective (this type of screen usually has better colors/brightness). If you will be in a more brightly lit room and/or screen reflections bother you, go with the LG model instead. Both are great options.
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July 20, 2013 12:28:11 PM

fudoka711 said:
Personally, I would go with the HP monitor because of the extra 10% off and because of my experience with HP in the past. The HP monitor will have slightly better colors overall, but you should know that the screen is shiny/reflective (this type of screen usually has better colors/brightness). If you will be in a more brightly lit room and/or screen reflections bother you, go with the LG model instead. Both are great options.


I just checked Newegg and the LG is cheaper. And the LG can be better adjusted than the HP.
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July 20, 2013 12:28:55 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the tv tuner. I'm not to worried about pixel density because I'm currently using a 1600x900 20 inch hp monitor so it should be at least comparable to that.
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July 20, 2013 12:32:42 PM

usbgtx550 said:
Thanks for the heads up on the tv tuner. I'm not to worried about pixel density because I'm currently using a 1600x900 20 inch hp monitor so it should be at least comparable to that.


What is your graphics configuration because 1080p gaming will be much more intense than 1600x900, Model or specs please.
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July 20, 2013 12:42:52 PM

Running an i3 (thinking about upgrading to i5) with a sapphire 7850. I used to game on 1080p until my parents decided they wanted my 40 inch hdtv. Stole that and left a 20 inch monitor in its place. After a year with it I finally decided it's time for an upgrade.

edit: Oh btw, the hp comes out to be around $245 with the additional discount and includes free shipping, adding additional savings.
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July 20, 2013 12:55:13 PM

usbgtx550 said:
Running an i3 (thinking about upgrading to i5) with a sapphire 7850. I used to game on 1080p until my parents decided they wanted my 40 inch hdtv. Stole that and left a 20 inch monitor in its place. After a year with it I finally decided it's time for an upgrade.

edit: Oh btw, the hp comes out to be around $245 with the additional discount and includes free shipping, adding additional savings.


Yeah the 7850 is fine, and the LG is better in gaming (Response Time) and natural color but for 20 dollars in savings an HP is okay. Also I recommend a VESA mount for either one.

Here's the cheapest http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&...
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July 20, 2013 12:57:29 PM

Yeah, I think I'll pull the trigger on the hp, it's still going to be a whole lot better than what I currently have and I can used the money saved for the tv tuner
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July 20, 2013 1:07:59 PM

usbgtx550 said:
Yeah, I think I'll pull the trigger on the hp, it's still going to be a whole lot better than what I currently have and I can used the money saved for the tv tuner


Trust me on the AverMedia, they're the best.
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July 20, 2013 1:09:21 PM

Thanks for all of the help again
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July 20, 2013 2:50:34 PM

Hope it all goes well, If you have any trouble with set-up or the TV tuner, contact me through my Inbox.
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