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December 18, 2008 1:29:16 PM

Watching movies occasionally, And playing games quite often. I don't mind tilting the monitor down every time i want to so the crap TN panel doesn't fade out, but I need the best picture quality for my money.. So far there are so many more downs than ups for every model/brand/make...

I'll leave it up to you guys to steer me in some direction.

So here are my choices..

Spending limit = $310.00

Acer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Webcam is a nice touch for my tastes, but reviews say this monitor just sucks... are they wrong? I wish)

Sceptre: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ANY HELP is greatly appreciated guys!


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December 18, 2008 4:25:05 PM

What are you going to be using this monitor for? Gaming? Screening movies? Any Photoshop work? I'm sure it will be a mix of things, but we need to know your primary application for this monitor in order to guide you.

While the Sceptre might be the choice for gaming with it's 2ms response, the Samsung and Acer will probably have better image quality.
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December 18, 2008 4:39:33 PM

If you're a hardcore gamer, give the BenQ 24" 2ms TN panel a look (BenQ g2400wd). I game 90% of the time, watch movies/TV series 10% of the time on my monitor and find it's insanely good for games (as most review sites give it good reviews as well).

A lot of the TN panels that were in the same category didn't have HDMI though, but I needed that for the console/blu-ray.

Cheap, zero ghosting, looks good. Image color reproduction is good enough for me, I'm no freak. Viewing angle is OK, but I always play/watch movies directly in front, but it's easy to see a fading angle as soon as you move.

If you game but don't play very fast paced games or don't care THAT much about ghosting, then try and not get a TN panel, but be prepared to pay more.
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December 18, 2008 6:47:50 PM

Well I recently order the ASUS VK246H. I will be posting a review in the Flat Panel / LCD section of the forum, under Consumer Electronics. The link to the thread is as follows:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54250-3-asus-vk246h-1...

According the Newegg reviews there was only one person who gave a bad review. That bad review of "1 Egg" was because the sound sucked. There was 1 good review (4 "Eggs") and 12 excellent reviews (5 "Eggs").

I'm not getting this LCD monitor to play games on or watch movies. It merely to monitor processes I run on my HTPC. But I throw on Fallout 3 and scan through some DVDs for my review.

I normally would not buy a monitor that uses the inferior TN panel technology, but since it is for a specific purpose I couldn't justify spending $600 - $1,000 for a higher quality monitor.
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