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Im choosing a new monitor and so far I've come to the best result of being the BenQ XL2420Z as the TE is unavailable or just too expensive, i used to be a console gamer (sold my PS3) and i have a great 31.5" tv dick smith brand 1080P HD Product code: GE6845 .I am aware that the BenQ monitor is a TN panel but as it is i love my tv so do you guys think the BenQ has better colours and so forth? Thanks for any help :)
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  1. I am assuming you live in Australia? (Dick smith the giveaway)

    The Benq does have the better colours and is also much faster (144Hz compared to 60Hz), a great choice of monitor and defiantly worth it, go for it!

    Try looking at MSY for monitors, cheapest prices and you can buy online or instore, great selection also;

    http://www.msy.com.au/wa/balcatta/17-monitors
  2. TV's have poor response time

    Have a look at ASUS VG248QE http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1210&products_id=22711 if you really want a 144Hz monitor or the BenQ XL2411T 24in LED 144Hz Gaming Monitor is cheaper again
  3. unknownofprob said:
    I am assuming you live in Australia? (Dick smith the giveaway)

    The Benq does have the better colours and is also much faster (144Hz compared to 60Hz), a great choice of monitor and defiantly worth it, go for it!

    Try looking at MSY for monitors, cheapest prices and you can buy online or instore, great selection also;

    http://www.msy.com.au/wa/balcatta/17-monitors


    Dick Smith and the fact i said "Colours" the U gives it away usually, if monitors have better colour reproduction and so fourth alls good because that means I've been dealing with bad colours and so fourth and i think its good so yeah cheaper monitors will feel better. Thanks for the help and the little laugh
  4. i7Baby said:
    TV's have poor response time

    Have a look at ASUS VG248QE http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1210&products_id=22711 if you really want a 144Hz monitor or the BenQ XL2411T 24in LED 144Hz Gaming Monitor is cheaper again


    i do know about all the response times and s fourth but i haven't had much experience in actually viewing monitors, i have a 3 year old mac desktop (think 3 years) and i like the colours on that and i think thats a TN panel so my standards aren't high and I'm also a tinkerer so ill mess around with the settings for a couple of hours (i have OCD and like things to be perfect) until they are good
  5. PC-Noobist said:
    unknownofprob said:
    I am assuming you live in Australia? (Dick smith the giveaway)

    The Benq does have the better colours and is also much faster (144Hz compared to 60Hz), a great choice of monitor and defiantly worth it, go for it!

    Try looking at MSY for monitors, cheapest prices and you can buy online or instore, great selection also;

    http://www.msy.com.au/wa/balcatta/17-monitors


    Dick Smith and the fact i said "Colours" the U gives it away usually, if monitors have better colour reproduction and so fourth alls good because that means I've been dealing with bad colours and so fourth and i think its good so yeah cheaper monitors will feel better. Thanks for the help and the little laugh


    I live in Australia too, and You can;t get better then MSY. That monitor is much better then that T.V., a mile apart.
  6. hi PC-Noobist
    Benq make some of the best monitors IMHO , and they are highly regarded in the industry
    Myself personally i always go for Benq and they will be better than your Dick Smith TV and much faster

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_1090&products_id=26898

    This from another Aussie :)
  7. TVs have a slow response time so motion blur tends to be bad.
    The larger screen with a 1080p resolution means the pixel pitch is high (big pixels, not as many pixels per inch).
    A monitor will improve both these things.

    On the other hand, colours on a TV are often pretty good. Contrast in black areas tends to be poor but in general the colours are reasonably accurate.
    Gaming monitors won't necessarily improve on this. These monitors are optimised for low response time and high refresh rate.
    If you want image quality, look for an IPS panel rather than a gaming monitor.
    Asus PB248Q
    Dell U2412M
    Dell U2414H

    Check reviews on the following site for any monitor you are considering:
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/
  8. BTW im a gamer and my set up is i7 4770k PNY GTX 780 Ti OC Edition 16GB Kingston Hyper X Beast Ram 480GB Kingston Hyper X SSD 1TB WD Black HDD Asus Maximus Vi Formula, it all has to be shipped and assembled so i need a gaming monitor but I'm guessing with my cheap Dick Smith tv my standards are low so I'm thinking the BenQ is best (btw I'm not a noob, stupid name hey guys)
  9. Best answer
    no noobs here!

    People who ask are better off then people who don't.

    The benq is the best choice by miles.
  10. unknownofprob said:
    no noobs here!

    People who ask are better off then people who don't.

    The benq is the best choice by miles.


    Ha thanks mate, my choice is set, thanks for all the help and for being so nice :)
  11. no problem, if you have any other questions, just ask and we'll gladly help.
  12. we are here to help m8 , all the best
  13. Comments on MSY above; they have great prices but you can't get them on the phone, the web site is terrible and you don't know if anything is in stock until you get to the counter.

    Best website for comparing prices is http://www.staticice.com.au/
    Good sites for ordering online are http://www.umart.com.au/ and http://www.pccasegear.com/
    Another good site, although a little more expensive is http://www.mwave.com.au/
  14. true, With MSY, their stock availability is better (updated every hour), though not always the best to rely on.

    The site is good if you know how to use it, setting up a shopping cart (through an account) is easy to order parts.
  15. Definitely get the BenQ. Use MSY though because they update very often.

    Cheers
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