Monitor usage: Gaming - MMO>RPG>some competitive FPS. A little movie watching/photo editing, but all secondary to gaming.
Preferred Website: Any, though must be UK based.
Size: 23" or 24" - No larger or no smaller. Must be 1920x1080.
Attatched to: PC - HDMI, VGA or DVI - preferably HDMI.
Functions: Just need a bit of tilt/movement so I can properly position it.
Additional requirements: I play a lot of MMOs and RPG, so I'm looking for something with excellent colours and nice sharp images. Speed isn't so important, although I would ideally like to go up to 120MHz for the few FPS shooters I play, and also because my current is only 60MHz and camping that range wouldn't feel like much of an upgrade. 5ms response time is minimum, preferably looking for something along the lines of 2ms/3ms.
Okay, some things to mention first:
1. Manufacturer quoted response times aren't all that meaningful or comparable - I've read from others here that they had monitors with quoted response times of 16ms yet didn't have significant ghosting issues. Avoiding monitors with quoted response times of 25ms or higher would still be a good idea, though.
2. IPS is a subtype of TFT, so if you see TFT in the specifications, that doesn't prove it isn't an IPS panel. However, I looked up the LG W2486L at prad.de, and it uses a TN panel.
3. 120 Hz refresh is pretty much only available with TN at the moment.
If you're going for image quality, IPS (even e-ips, which is lower quality than other subtypes of ips) is better than TN. As far as connection type, HDMI is not inherently better or worse than DVI, because the signal is basically the same (no processing is required to convert between DVI and HDMI).