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ASUS PA248Q ProArt, Dell U2412M or anything else ?

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by deepbluesky, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. deepbluesky New Member

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    Hello,

    Since my 8 year old Viewsonic VP181S just has died I am looking for something new. Actually I am interested in the ASUS PA248Q ProArt but since this model is quite new it's unlikely to find anybody that is able to answer my questions.

    Since i am sitting in front of a screen for 5-15h a day, it should be as less tiring as possible. This means sharpness, contrast, brightness and colours should be on a pleasant level. If it is at least as good as my old Viewsonic VP181S (contrast typ. 350:1, brightness typ. 250cd/m²) i would be quite happy. I was looking for a mechanically well made monitor and no glossy cheapish dust attracting thing. It should be possible in changing its height, turning left-right and tilting it vertically smoothly. And also the buttons should give you the feeling that they will survive for a long time.

    Well what do i need it for ?
    I am doing a lot of research work on the web and writing a lot, working with diagrams and pictures, but also having breaks by watching/zapping satellite TV over an internal PCI-card and sometimes watching movies which can differ in resolution starting from VHS (depending on their quality zooming out by Potplayer) but can go up to 1080p. Of course i want to watch them in their original ratio which would mean having bars on the right/left or on the top/bottom which is ok for me.

    Up to now i think that choosing the ASUS PA248Q ProArt is not a wrong decision. Do you agree with me ?

    The next point is that i was thinking to connect an external satellite receiver to the HDMI input of this monitor. But i fear that this would not be a good idea because the 4:3 or 16:9 format would be stretched to 16:10. Can anybody confirm this please ?
    If this should be the case i would need a separate TV set.

    The Dell U2412M was my former favourite but just before buying it i came along the ASUS PA248Q ProArt. Besides of a missing HDMI port, PIP/PBP and the USB 3.0 port is there anything that the Dell makes better than the Asus ?

    Are there any alternatives for my needs except of these two monitors ?

    I look forward in seeing your answers.
    This is my first post here so i would like to thank you for the hospitality and hope not to have taken much of your time.

    Thanks a lot in advance for reading.
    Best regards from Germany.
     

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