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August 25, 2008 5:13:58 PM

Hi, I'm about to buy a new Monitor for my new pc.
I'm going like almost everyone in these days to an LCD 24''.
The purpose of this monitor should be: Gaming, and Photoshop / Premiere After Effect.

So I will need a fast monitor but also with good color reproduction.

I know it's full of good 24'' expensive that perform really well but i'm searching in the budget area.
I hope to find here someone who can give me some advice.
Thank you.

Some of the monitor I'm looking to:

BenQ G2400WD

Samsung SyncMaster 245B plus

LG Electronics Flatron W2452T-PF

Iiyama ProLite B2403WS-B1 (The best for gaming but seem poor in reproduction)

Dell UltraSharp E248WFP

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM

p.s. At the moment I'm oriented in Samsung 2493HM

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August 25, 2008 10:03:02 PM

If you really want good color reproduction you will have to look at the more expensive models.

Read this and you will understand

Remember that you get what you pay for so budget monitor = budget performance.

If you have questions feel free to ask !
August 25, 2008 10:05:35 PM

Soldier37, what is the brand and model of your keyboard ? It looks nice !
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August 26, 2008 12:52:13 AM

Your monitor completely dwarfs your tv. lol.

And does anyone have any experience with the HP w2408 24" monitors?

At the moment, i have a w1907, and its the nicest monior that i have ever used.

The w2408 is the same this, but just 5 inches bigger. If its anything like the w1907, then id highly reccomend spending the extra hundred and getting that one. Thats what i might do. :D 
August 26, 2008 1:55:39 AM

I have the Iiyama and was concerned about lesser image quality with it being a TN screen etc. However it's cheap price swayed me. I have been very happy with the screen and to me the image/colour quality seems fine, I sit directly infront of the screen so have no problems with viewing angle. I haven't seen an IPS or VA screen to compare it to, but they aren't really available for the same price anyway! Reviews on the net such as suggest the colour reproduction is pretty good out of the box. I reccomend the monitor! - Boffinboy
August 26, 2008 2:29:17 AM

Dell LCD's are not good... I own a 19' 4:3 Dell and a Samsung 19'. The Samsung is a 953bw and far outshines the dell. Got it for $200 at Office Max, couldn't be more happy with the resolution and contrast. Anything bigger than 19' and your gonna need a beast card to run things at full settings lol.
August 26, 2008 9:31:54 AM

I own the Samsung SyncMaster 245B not the plus. But, as far as my eyes can see, the colours are spot on/very vivid and the brightness at max is blinding with no light bleeding. You can also physically move the screen to suit your position easily too. Tiz very rare to get screen tearing with vsync off whilst gaming. Also I think Samsung have a 'No dead pixel' policy.

All in all a happy user :) .

*Edit* @ soldier37: I see you can't restrain from showing pics of your rig again :p  tiz nice mind.
August 26, 2008 3:42:44 PM

Maybe I should go to something like the LG W2600HP-BF - 26'' with S-IPS Panel.
What you think.
Will 26'' be good as the 24''?
a c 366 U Graphics card
a c 196 C Monitor
a b Ô Samsung
August 26, 2008 4:20:23 PM

Generally speaking, a 26" LCD monitor may not look as sharp as a 24" LCD monitor because the pixel and the spacing in between the pixels are a tiny, tiny fraction larger.

IPS panels typically offer better color reproduction and accuracy. They also have the widest viewing angle with miminal color shift, until you go to the more extreme angles.

One weakness it has (excluding the expensive price) is that blacks are subjectively not as good as the less expensive PVA/MVA. IPS panels sometimes have "crushed black" issues where dark colors are displayed slightly darker than the actual color. For example, on a scale of "black 0" is pure black and "black 255" is pure white, black 30 (a very dark grey) might be displayed as black 20.