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Which is the best overall LCD monitor

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August 9, 2006 6:32:51 PM

I've been reading all sorts of reviews looking for the absolute best.

Everything is divided in categories, but what I would like to know is
which is the best overall monitor when it comes to video quality
for video screenning and animation.

I've read good things about...

23" category
Sony SDM-P234
Philips 230WP7NS

20" category
ViewSonic VX2025WM
NEC 20GX2
ASUS PW191

19" category
ViewSonic VP930

If money were no object which monitor would be the
best of all LCDs

More about : lcd monitor

August 9, 2006 6:49:00 PM

There will always be personal preference to be accounted for, but I'd suggest something on the high end from Samsung with PVA screen or NEC with S-IPS screen... and in UXGA.
August 9, 2006 8:04:43 PM

Oh ok ...

Yeah the thing is that I would like to buy a widescreen monitor,
but I read at one of the reviews that those widescreen formats
tent to loose video quality, and that they didn't compare to the
ViewSonic 19" VP930.

And the last review I read was encouraging people to buy the
Sony SDM-P234 or the Philips 230WP7NS which are widescreen
formats. So that was confusing...

Thanks Hose, If anyone else has an opinion it would be greatly
appreciated.
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August 9, 2006 8:35:26 PM

Quote:
Oh ok ...

Yeah the thing is that I would like to buy a widescreen monitor,
but I read at one of the reviews that those widescreen formats
tent to loose video quality, and that they didn't compare to the
ViewSonic 19" VP930.

And the last review I read was encouraging people to buy the
Sony SDM-P234 or the Philips 230WP7NS which are widescreen
formats. So that was confusing...

Thanks Hose, If anyone else has an opinion it would be greatly
appreciated.


I thought you were asking a theoretical question....

My favorite widescreens, both with Brite screen, are the NEC 20WMXG2 and the Gateway 2185W...

My favorite 4:3 is the Samsung 214T.

From FiringSquad...

"...NEC LCD displays have taken first prize in both monitor round-ups at FiringSquad due to their superior colors and excellent pixel refresh performance. The first time NEC won was a surprise, the second time less so, and now NEC has a lot to live up to. NEC monitors have always started off at a disadvantage given higher prices, yet performance has always been measurably better than the competition. For those looking for a true high-end monitor, the price premium has always been justified. In the end, I guess this shouldn’t have been a surprise given that NEC and Mitsubishi’s heritage with display technology dates back into the 80’s. They are one of the few manufacturers who have a commercially available LED-backlit display, and have a full lineup of medical-grade monitors.

The GX2 line from NEC is designed for professional gamers. The 20WMGX2 is a 20” monitor but preserves the same high resolution 1680x1050 resolution that the HP and Gateway offer. This brings pixel pitch down from .270mm to.258mm meaning that images will be sharper, although the screen is smaller..."
August 9, 2006 9:16:06 PM

OK I read about the NEC 20WMGX2 and since I hardly ever play games,
but I watch tv and animation all the time this monitor isn't the one for me.

Thats why it's I'm still doing research between what I should buy.

From the reviews it seamed to me that the absolute best video quality is between

ViewSonic VP930b, Sony SDM-P234 and Philips 230WP7NS
August 9, 2006 10:28:09 PM

Quote:
OK I read about the NEC 20WMGX2 and since I hardly ever play games,
but I watch tv and animation all the time this monitor isn't the one for me.

Thats why it's I'm still doing research between what I should buy.

From the reviews it seamed to me that the absolute best video quality is between

ViewSonic VP930b, Sony SDM-P234 and Philips 230WP7NS


You say you watch animation... well, the NEC is the only S-IPS screen and will have the best color fidelity (has a TV tuner built in, too).

For your other choices, you've listed the equivalent of a BMW, Lexus, and a Toyota Corolla (the ViewSonic).

I guess you'll have to go check them out at a local computer retailer. If you have a Microcenter store in your area, that would be my first choice.
August 9, 2006 11:05:04 PM

Quote:
"... I'm still doing research between what I should buy.

From the reviews it seamed to me that the absolute best video quality is between

ViewSonic VP930b, Sony SDM-P234 and Philips 230WP7NS


There is no "absolute best". Each type of panel is better at something than the others. You have to determine which is most important to you and chose from monitors with that type of panel.
August 10, 2006 2:14:47 AM

I see well thanks for the help.

I'll eventually make my descition.
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