I have been looking up reviews and costs for a 24" monitor and every monitor has their ups and downs. As I been reading alot about lcds I've come to realize alot of the jargon. And I know what I want, yet every monitor seems to have some of the stuff I want but lack other.
So I decided to ask for help. My computer wont be done for another week, since its going to be my primary computer I wanted an all around monitor. I'm fairly big on gaming but I am willing to sacrifice response time and some ghosting.
I dont want a TN panel. I'm a huge movie buff, I am very picky on movies. I hate bleeding colors. I will be doing some photo and video editing but nothing major. I also would like to hook up my ps3 or 360 up to it, but like I said I can sacrifice some input lag. I had narrowed my choices but I found some reviews that weren't favorable. I guess you cant please everyone.
So here is what I need help in choosing.
1. NO TF panels, preferable IPS panels
2. Have one DVI port, one component, and atleast one hdmi
3. NO speakers buit in or webcam necessary
4. Gonna watch lots of Blu-ray movies so HDCP prefered
6. Recent response time
7. Low ghosting
8. ~$400 price range.
9. High Color gamut
I had it narrowed down to the Samsung SyncMaster 245T but read had horrible input lag and some loud noises came out from it.
I also looked at the Samsung SyncMaster T240HD but high input lag.
The Acer P243W however it's a TN panel.
I got really excited about the Iiyama ProLite B2403WS til I also found out it was a TN panel.
The Dell 2407WFP has been discontinued and the DELL 2408WFP is way out of my price range.
Also the NEC ASLCD24WMCX-BK seems like a good choice, but haven't read up on it much.
And I've read too many bad things of the LG's to even mention one.
If anyone has any suggestions or other monitors you guys might like. Please let me know any opinion matters.
firstly wanted to say this:
i am a new user here and have read about last 40 threads on this flat panel forum and am impressed by your endeavor to answer most of the posts here..
now something related to this post:
I have exactly the same query, word by word as immortal put it..
the thing is i am ready to spend $600-700 for the LCD but in my country (india) Dell is offering it at arnd $1200 [ ]
so this might be the case with immortal as well and thats why he mentioned "DELL 2408WFP is way out of my price range"
only he can tell about that..
so, keeping this thing in mind, what would you suggest?
1) Video Quality - I like to watch hd movies and high quality videos as well as lots of TV series..
2) Application Development: I will be using the machine for coding a lot as well, so lots of text viewing... Also, i do use some graphic editing applications to create stuff for my applications, so i want good colors display as well...
3) Browsing the Internet/Instant Messaging - Lots of text, images, and even video
4) Games - I usually play RTS games and others which don't demand that low response times as asked for by avid gamers...
So, Benq one is ruled out.. will take a look at those hp ones..
If the Dell 2408WFP is out of your range, then most likely all 24" S-PVA monitors will be out of your range in your country.
Some 24" S-PVA monitor you can look into:
-HP LP2465 Carbonite
-HP LP2475W - This actual uses an IPS panel and will cost more than the Carbonite
-BenQ FP241W - Sold directly by BenQ; visit their homepage
-ViewSonic VX2435wm - This is a P-MVA panel similar to S-PVA
What do you think of this deal for BenQ FP241W? BenQ website has a special for the $449, free shipping.
I am just wondering, is it very bulky, if my mouse is on the same table as the monitor, would I have hard time placing it?
The BenQ FP241W is a good monitor; I was actually considering it before ultimately decided to buy my NEC LCD2690WUXi.
I think I read some people complained that the monitor turns black in Windows upon boot up for a second or two with an ATI card. Might have been a driver issue. You might want to google it if you are concerned.
As for deskspace and mouse, that depends on how much deskspace you have. Overall the FP241w's footprint should be smaller than a 15" CRT monitor. I don't think the depth should be greater than 10" (at most). Check the specs of the monitor.
IPS panels (like the one found in the HP LP2475w) generally offers better color accuracy when it has been calibrated with a colorimeter than all other panel techs. A colorimeter can cost between $75 - $300+ (more advanced features/tweaking). Based on a review I read, the default color accuracy is pretty bad compared to other monitors, but after being calibrated, it ranks amongst the best.
IPS offers sharper text, but some people say it looks a bit grainy (as if too sharp). On the other hand, due to pixel alignments of newer S-PVA panels, a few people say that text can appear to be more fuzzy (kinda technical). The BenQ doesn't use this type of "newer" S-PVA panel. My monitor uses an IPS panel and texts are definitely sharp (it allows me to adjust sharpness).
Colors on an IPS panel tends to shift less or bleed out less (aka gamma shifting) than S-PVA panels at more extreme angles. Great if a few people are gathered around a 24" monitor watching a movie (actually that sounds a bit sad).
S-PVA panels generally have better blacks than IPS though, which would probably be a primary concern if watching movies ranks high on the list.
Jaguar, so basically you suggest that a novice should go with a TN panel rather than getting a "cheap" pva pannel.
What is your opinion of lets say Samsung T260HD. It is a 26' with a TV tuner. I know it has the resolution of the 24' monitor, would that make it less ?sharp"?
or is it better to just go with Dell Ultra Sharp 24'?
What I am saying is that it depends on what your budget is and how critical you will judge the image quality. I tend to avoid TN panels.
The BenqQ FP241W is an excellent deal for a S-PVA panel monitor. The only downside is that it is an older monitor if you were to compare it to the newer Dell 2408WFP and the HP LP2475w.
The Samsung T260HD definitely uses a TN panel. To me if only makes sense to buy it if you are actually gonna be watching TV with it. Technically speaking a 24" LCD will look sharper than a 26" LCD when viewing it at the same distance. But you should not notice much of a difference unless you have them side by side and you are looking for details.
My NEC listed in my sig is a 26" (actually 25.5") monitor and I love it.
If I was looking to pick up monitor now it would probably be the HP.
Is it going to be noticeable in games? Really, really doubtful. And it depends on the person.
I played games like Far Cry (the original) on my old Planar PX191 from 2002 and I didn't notice any input from something that old. Then again, most of the time I am sneaking around and ambushing my enemies. I don't normal charge in with guns blazing unless I have to.