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Monitor upgrade help plz

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November 24, 2011 12:15:42 PM

Looking to upgrade monitor currently using
Samsung 21.5 lcd 5ms 50,000 model 2233sw

Looking at a Acer 23 led 5ms 100,000,000 ratio, the monitor is on sale on newegg 80 dollers off

Will this monitor have a better picture then my current one? Led better then lcd?

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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 4:36:08 PM

What's the model Acer?
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November 24, 2011 5:22:51 PM

the acer monitor is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... S230HLAbii

my current monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am hoping the acer is better as I ordered it apon waking up this morning then at work started to panic thinking maybe I should have done more research and it may be bad or something. but it sounds good?

I did notice one difference that looks like is in the samsungs favor and thats
acer : 250 cd/m2
samsung: 300 cd/m2
but i don't know what that means
also not sure what the difference is in these two
acer: ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
samsung: DC 15000:1(1000:1)
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:30:37 PM

LCD Terms

Bezel - This is the metal or plastic frame surrounding the display screen. On LCD displays, the bezel is typically very narrow.

Contrast ratio - The difference in light intensity between white and black on an LCD display is called contrast ratio. The higher the contrast ratio, the easier it is to see details.

Ghosting - An effect of slower response times that cause blurring of images on an LCD monitor, it's also known as latency. The effect is caused by voltage temporarily leaking from energized elements to neighboring, non-energized elements on the display.


Luminance - Also known as brightness, it is the level of light emitted by an LCD display. Luminance is measured in nits or candelas per square meter (cd/m2). One nit is equal to one cd/m2.

Native resolution - This actual measurement of an LCD display, in pixels, is given in horizontal by vertical order.

Response time - The speed at which the monitor's pixels can change colors is called response time. It is measured in milliseconds (ms).

Stuck pixels - A pixel that is stuck either 'on' or 'off', meaning that it is always illuminated, unlit, or stuck on one color regardless of the image the LCD monitor displays can also be called a dead pixel.

VESA mount - With this, you can mount a monitor on a desk or wall. It meets recommendations of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

Viewing angle - It's the degree of angle at which you can view the screen from the sides (horizontal angle) and top/bottom (vertical angle) and continue to see clearly defined images and accurate colors.
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November 24, 2011 5:39:33 PM

is there going to be a huge difference with 50 luminance less?

also my current monitor supports hdcp but the new one does not, does this meen the new monitor cant actually support hd?

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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:44:50 PM

Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and an extremely high contrast ratio 100,000,000:1.
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November 24, 2011 5:45:53 PM

really confused then because a bunch of the reviews talk about using it to watch blu rays on there ps3's...
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:47:49 PM

I was looking at a different monitor , the Acer is Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
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November 24, 2011 5:49:40 PM

but on the spec sheet it says hdcp support: No
but the monitor says full hd 1920x1080 and everyone talks about using it on ps3 for blu rays etc
so does full hd = hdcp built in?

and sorry for all the dumb questions, I just really wanna make sure I did not waste my money ;P
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:50:04 PM

Use the HDMI hookup if you have one on your graphics card!
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November 24, 2011 5:52:11 PM

well of course, the monitor itself only supports hdmi input as it is,
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:55:44 PM

To playback blurays you need the whole chain to be HDCP compliant card,cable,monitor!
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 5:59:12 PM

To replay protected HD video, you need a source and a display that will process at least 720p and 1080i video, and most importantly, either HDMI or DVI connections that both support HDCP.
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November 24, 2011 6:04:28 PM

right, My current montior supports it, and I use it to watch blu-rays using my radeon card. I am wanting to find out does this new monitor work for it also? since the monitor says full hd support, but in the specs it says no hdcp support... but in the reviews people talk about using it to watch blu-rays, its rather confusing
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 6:08:19 PM

If everything in the chain is HDCP compliant, you ought to be able to playback protected High Def content.

The monitor, graphics card and playback device should all be HDCP.

The Acer will not support this playback.
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 6:11:47 PM

I would look for another monitor that is HDCP compliant!
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November 24, 2011 6:13:09 PM

The Acer will not support this playback.
ok thats what I thought, thats why I am getting confused by NewEggs customer reviews of the Acer monitor, atleast 4 of the 13 reviews talk about enjoying blu-rays on the monitor. so those people are lying then

so overall is the acer monitor worse then my current samsung?
I have 60 days to return the acer apon its delivery for a full refund
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 6:15:46 PM

If that ACER supported HDCP i would say buy it,but it doesn't so look for a more viable option!
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a b C Monitor
November 24, 2011 6:16:51 PM

I hope this info was helpful!
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November 24, 2011 6:40:57 PM

it was thank you.

I am wondering if the no hdcp support was a typo on neweggs part. since the reviews talk about using it for blu-rays, and hte monitor says full hd 1080p. no way to figure that out though
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November 25, 2011 9:24:38 AM

yeah, but my current monitor out performs that. hence why I am trying to go for a nice LED instead
I did find a better monitor and did a ton of research and wound up purchasing http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
its 80 dollers off right now, has amazing contrast ratio and refresh time. and better customer support/warrenty then acer
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a b C Monitor
November 25, 2011 1:24:57 PM

Sweet nice choice!
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