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Anonymous
March 27, 2014 8:11:07 AM

Can somebody mention:
1) Which gives better feel/look for gaming - either widescreen monitors or others?
2) What are the widescreen monitor sizes (in inches)
3) Minimum monitor SIZE available with 1920 x 1080 resolution
4) What screen size will be better to view when I'm sitting at about 2.75 feet (0.8m) from the monitor?

Anybody? thanks in advance!
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March 27, 2014 8:23:22 AM

I like widescreen better, because it lets you see more of the game/movie/whatever. You could get almost any diagonal size you want, widescreen will just be in 16:9 aspect ratio. I think the smallest 1080p is 21.5 inches. I have a 1440p 27 inch monitor, and I sit almost exactly 80cm from it, so I would recommend that if you can afford it.
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March 27, 2014 8:28:51 AM

Then, also, what are the best monitor brands available that sells cheap and best !?
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March 27, 2014 8:36:04 AM

Anonymous said:
Then, also, what are the best monitor brands available that sells cheap and best !?


I like ASUS, they aren't too pricey, but they're still good quality. LG, Samsung, and BenQ also make good ones. What kind are you looking for? I could probably find a good fit at a reasonable price.
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March 27, 2014 8:49:04 AM

Nightman said:
Anonymous said:
Then, also, what are the best monitor brands available that sells cheap and best !?


I like ASUS, they aren't too pricey, but they're still good quality. LG, Samsung, and BenQ also make good ones. What kind are you looking for? I could probably find a good fit at a reasonable price.

I'm not well aware of the monitor brands and their quality to price ratio (vice versa), what maximum size monitors I can get at 1080p under 8000 Indian rupees?
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March 27, 2014 9:02:16 AM

At 1080p, I'd recommend around 23-24 inches, because if you go bigger, it doesn't look as crisp. A really good one is the ASUS VS239H-P, but I'm not sure how much it would cost for you. Find out how much it is in India (if you can even buy it), and tell me if you need me to find a cheaper one.
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March 27, 2014 9:08:41 AM

Nightman said:
At 1080p, I'd recommend around 23-24 inches, because if you go bigger, it doesn't look as crisp. A really good one is the ASUS VS239H-P, but I'm not sure how much it would cost for you. Find out how much it is in India (if you can even buy it), and tell me if you need me to find a cheaper one.


:ouch:  That was more than twice my budget :no:  say any cheaper 1080p monitor..
How about 1600x900.. Is that a widescreen (16:9) ? Will it make a big difference from 1920x1080p (the one i mostly in need)?
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March 27, 2014 9:13:34 AM

If that was twice your budget, then I think you will have to go with a 1600x900, and it'll probably be under 20 inches. How much does the Acer G206HQLbd cost?

Edit: the Acer G236HL Bbd is probably one of the cheapest 1080p monitors you'll find. I think it's worth the extra cost; the difference is quite noticeable, but if you really can't afford it, you're going to have to drop the resolution.
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March 27, 2014 9:35:44 AM

Nightman said:
If that was twice your budget, then I think you will have to go with a 1600x900, and it'll probably be under 20 inches. How much does the Acer G206HQLbd cost?


Ok, anything equal to and above 19 inches and exactly 1600 x 900 is enough for me.. This model costs about 2000 rupees higher.. Can you say a little bit cheap? Twisted nematic panel, less than or equal to 5 ms response time is enough for me.. the main things I'm getting confused are the diff between HDMI, DVI, Display ports.. diff between screen refresh rate and response time.. what contrast ratio, brightness, pixel pitch etc are needed for good gaming experience at 1600 x 900 (LED must).. Also what is HDCP support, VESA compatible, D-sub, etc.. if you could please clarify my doubts as I'm searching for these explanations for considerably a long time and can't get any clear ideas..! :??: 
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March 27, 2014 9:45:13 AM

Nightman said:
If that was twice your budget, then I think you will have to go with a 1600x900, and it'll probably be under 20 inches. How much does the Acer G206HQLbd cost?

Edit: the Acer G236HL Bbd is probably one of the cheapest 1080p monitors you'll find. I think it's worth the extra cost; the difference is quite noticeable, but if you really can't afford it, you're going to have to drop the resolution.


I can't find the Acer G236HL Bbd's indian price anywhere in internet.. Lets stay with 1600 x 900 though..
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March 27, 2014 9:52:51 AM

Anonymous said:
Nightman said:
If that was twice your budget, then I think you will have to go with a 1600x900, and it'll probably be under 20 inches. How much does the Acer G206HQLbd cost?


Ok, anything equal to and above 19 inches and exactly 1600 x 900 is enough for me.. This model costs about 2000 rupees higher.. Can you say a little bit cheap? Twisted nematic panel, less than or equal to 5 ms response time is enough for me.. the main things I'm getting confused are the diff between HDMI, DVI, Display ports.. diff between screen refresh rate and response time.. what contrast ratio, brightness, pixel pitch etc are needed for good gaming experience at 1600 x 900 (LED must).. Also what is HDCP support, VESA compatible, D-sub, etc.. if you could please clarify my doubts as I'm searching for these explanations for considerably a long time and can't get any clear ideas..! :??: 


HDMI, DVI, and Displayport are just the cables you can use to connect it to your computer; they can all do 1600x900, so you don't have to worry about that. Refresh rate is the number of times per second that a new image appears on the screen, and response time is the delay between when you do something on your computer and it appears on the screen. For the other things, I don't think you can find a 1600x900 monitor that would be good for gaming, but you should be able to get an adequate one. This page explains HDCP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Con...
VESA is just a method of mounting it on a wall, and D-sub is yet another cable you can use. I'll try to find an even cheaper monitor now.
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March 27, 2014 9:57:34 AM

Nightman said:
Anonymous said:
Nightman said:
If that was twice your budget, then I think you will have to go with a 1600x900, and it'll probably be under 20 inches. How much does the Acer G206HQLbd cost?


Ok, anything equal to and above 19 inches and exactly 1600 x 900 is enough for me.. This model costs about 2000 rupees higher.. Can you say a little bit cheap? Twisted nematic panel, less than or equal to 5 ms response time is enough for me.. the main things I'm getting confused are the diff between HDMI, DVI, Display ports.. diff between screen refresh rate and response time.. what contrast ratio, brightness, pixel pitch etc are needed for good gaming experience at 1600 x 900 (LED must).. Also what is HDCP support, VESA compatible, D-sub, etc.. if you could please clarify my doubts as I'm searching for these explanations for considerably a long time and can't get any clear ideas..! :??: 


HDMI, DVI, and Displayport are just the cables you can use to connect it to your computer; they can all do 1600x900, so you don't have to worry about that. Refresh rate is the number of times per second that a new image appears on the screen, and response time is the delay between when you do something on your computer and it appears on the screen. For the other things, I don't think you can find a 1600x900 monitor that would be good for gaming, but you should be able to get an adequate one. This page explains HDCP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Con...
VESA is just a method of mounting it on a wall, and D-sub is yet another cable you can use. I'll try to find an even cheaper monitor now.


Thank you so much friend, 1600 x 900 is enough.. So, say me best available cheap monitor in that resolution with response time a mush as low please..
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March 27, 2014 9:59:30 AM

It doesn't seem like the prices I'm seeing translate well to rupees, so I'd suggest you go to your favorite shopping site and search "1600x900 Led monitor" or something like that and find some within your budget. Let me know what options you have and I can help you pick one from there. Or you could just tell me what website you'll be using and I could look if you'd prefer that.
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March 27, 2014 10:05:30 AM

That's actually a really nice one, they should be charging twice that! I would definitely buy it, especially since ebay is really good about refunds if something is wrong with it. You were really lucky to find that. :) 
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Anonymous
March 27, 2014 10:08:36 AM

Nightman said:
It doesn't seem like the prices I'm seeing translate well to rupees, so I'd suggest you go to your favorite shopping site and search "1600x900 Led monitor" or something like that and find some within your budget. Let me know what options you have and I can help you pick one from there. Or you could just tell me what website you'll be using and I could look if you'd prefer that.



www.ebay.in
www.amazon.in
www.snapdeal.com
www.infibeam.com
shopping.rediff.com
shopping.indiatimes.com
www.greendust.com
www.shopclues.com

The top three in this list are the most trusted websites in India for shopping (though the first and best is Flipkart but they're not having monitors).. My budget is less than Rs.8500 /-


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March 27, 2014 10:08:42 AM

Nightman said:
It doesn't seem like the prices I'm seeing translate well to rupees, so I'd suggest you go to your favorite shopping site and search "1600x900 Led monitor" or something like that and find some within your budget. Let me know what options you have and I can help you pick one from there. Or you could just tell me what website you'll be using and I could look if you'd prefer that.



www.ebay.in
www.amazon.in
www.snapdeal.com
www.infibeam.com
shopping.rediff.com
shopping.indiatimes.com
www.greendust.com
www.shopclues.com

The top three in this list are the most trusted websites in India for shopping (though the first and best is Flipkart but they're not having monitors).. My budget is less than Rs.8500 /-


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March 27, 2014 10:10:52 AM

Nightman said:
That's actually a really nice one, they should be charging twice that! I would definitely buy it, especially since ebay is really good about refunds if something is wrong with it. You were really lucky to find that. :) 


I just searched for that G236HL model and it came along in the search list.. Look at my another reply of indian websites and suggest any best at my budget?
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March 27, 2014 10:10:52 AM

Nightman said:
That's actually a really nice one, they should be charging twice that! I would definitely buy it, especially since ebay is really good about refunds if something is wrong with it. You were really lucky to find that. :) 


I just searched for that G236HL model and it came along in the search list.. Look at my another reply of indian websites and suggest any best at my budget?
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March 27, 2014 10:15:36 AM

It actually does look like you can get a 1080p without going over 9000 rupees if you get it on ebay. This is the cheapest one I saw, and it's pretty good.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/Dell-S2240L-22-inch-1080p-LED-ba...

I'd go with either this one or the other one you suggested.
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March 28, 2014 12:17:14 PM

Anonymous said:
Oh great, but India's leading website also has monitor sales, I didn't know these days..

Which is best among these two? Why?
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-s2240l-21-5-inch-led-backl...

http://www.flipkart.com/benq-rl2240h-21-5-inch-led-back...



I'd go with the first one, because it has an IPS screen. That gives it a super wide viewing angle (I can see mine when I'm looking pretty much parallel to it). Plus, it's closer to your budget than the other one.
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March 28, 2014 7:41:59 PM

Nightman said:
Anonymous said:
Oh great, but India's leading website also has monitor sales, I didn't know these days..

Which is best among these two? Why?
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-s2240l-21-5-inch-led-backl...

http://www.flipkart.com/benq-rl2240h-21-5-inch-led-back...



I'd go with the first one, because it has an IPS screen. That gives it a super wide viewing angle (I can see mine when I'm looking pretty much parallel to it). Plus, it's closer to your budget than the other one.


But in that second review (review by Kokila M) on the Dell, the technical issue and fix is holding me back :(  And also dell has 7ms as response time, but Benq has 2ms.. But DEll has IPS but Benq has only TN
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March 29, 2014 1:25:02 PM

Anonymous said:
Nightman said:
Anonymous said:
Oh great, but India's leading website also has monitor sales, I didn't know these days..

Which is best among these two? Why?
http://www.flipkart.com/dell-s2240l-21-5-inch-led-backl...

http://www.flipkart.com/benq-rl2240h-21-5-inch-led-back...



I'd go with the first one, because it has an IPS screen. That gives it a super wide viewing angle (I can see mine when I'm looking pretty much parallel to it). Plus, it's closer to your budget than the other one.


But in that second review (review by Kokila M) on the Dell, the technical issue and fix is holding me back :(  And also dell has 7ms as response time, but Benq has 2ms.. But DEll has IPS but Benq has only TN


They're both good monitors. Just go with the one that suits your needs better.
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