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Please suggest a 20" PC monitor - MUST have good blacks and colours

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December 31, 2009 6:53:49 PM

I bought the Samsung SM2032BW and it was horrendous, terrible blacks and colours.

The Samsung T200 was better, but i was still very dissapointed, because again everything looked washed out from colours to blacks.

Can somebody suggest me something that is 20" and under £200, which importantly has deep blacks and good colours.
December 31, 2009 8:43:29 PM

The best way to find a monitor or a television that looks the way that you want is to go to the store and compare.
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December 31, 2009 8:47:32 PM

Yes, then come home and order it online.
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December 31, 2009 8:48:30 PM

Maybe you need to calibrate the monitor?
December 31, 2009 9:14:26 PM

Ive calibrated them and no help.

Also shop assistants dont know anything, and the models in shops are limited as well way more expensive than what you get online.
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December 31, 2009 9:44:04 PM

For what you want, you are not prepared to spend enough.
For 200 pounds or do you will get a TN panel: Fast, but poor colours.
What you need is a PVA or even IPS panel, but these are more expensive.
Have a look here or Google 'Monitor panel types'.

http://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.ph...
December 31, 2009 9:59:03 PM

I love my VP930B... just a little old but it's a true 8bit panel. Ghosting isn't really present.

Still, you better with a 32 inch good quality TV with 120Hz and 1080p options. The thing is you need to find a good model for black levels too. Don`t expect to find one for 500$... maybe 1100$, for a 32 inches.
December 31, 2009 10:28:10 PM

Oemenia said:
something that is 20" and under £200, which importantly has deep blacks and good colours.


Sorry, doesnt exist! Most panels these days are the cheap TN type LCDs, you need to spend a LOT more to get the good quality IPS panels.
December 31, 2009 11:30:10 PM

Well im not too fussed about gaming, i mean i do game, but i dont play online or anything. Again i just want the colours and black levels to be good because to me washout ruins the image.
December 31, 2009 11:33:08 PM

prelude2250 said:
http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=lZh89jeJUW0lsTnS

coolest lcd out imo. I'm considering getting 3! And I believe its under $250.00 I have the 22" asus lcd and love it. def better than my old samsung, and lg.
I heard its not the greatest monitor though.

Well my family tv is a LE40M86B, which has incredible blacks, i simply cant enjoy my games or films if the colours and blacks are too weak.

One thing i should mention is that my 6 year old 17" TNT is just perfect with almost no calibration, and yet all the Samsungs ive bought were pathetic in comparison.
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