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    I just sold my last two 24" monitors, so I need to pick up something very soon. Anyone have any suggestions on something 23" to 26" and height adjustable? I'd love to have a LED and Display Port would be a bonus, but both are not necessary. IPS is probably out of my budget though (~$250 shipped).
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    I was going to suggest the VE248H until I found links to youtube on a ghosting issue.

    I suppose you can purchase a VESA height adjustable stand if the monitor has a mount.
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    I seen that Asus monitor locally when I picked up my newest monitor and I wasn't impressed at all ... I ended up grabbing a Gateway led and totally blown away with the color.
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    I was thinking 1580 Newegger's couldn't be wrong, and 90% thought it was above average.

    I have seen some Samsung LED TV's in person and they were a huge difference in brightness between those and the CFL LCD's.
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    I know what your saying. A local shop had a bunch of monitors running and I was able to see what each one had to offer and see how they looked. Mabey the open unit was defective but it had alot of graying around the edges on dark scenes. Dont you have a best buy or such to see the comparison on monitors?
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    It's 50 miles away and they have crap for selection. About as much as my local Staples, which has maybe 10 monitors...
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    Have you thought of the option of choosing a DELL?

    I know their pre-built desktops are much left to be desired but thier monitors seems to be good.
    I'm actually thinking of going the DELL route this time after seeing so many of the top manufacturers having duds.

    I personally am cautious of going the Samsung route again since finding the ghosting issue on my monitor then finding out the cheap capacitors used in it.
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    My Brother has an old 24" 2ms 16:10 DELL ultrasharp and it still runs flawlessly which has made me think of getting one myself.

    But apparently we now pay a premium on those monitors compared to a few years back.
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    I would agree: pricing on them is quite outrageous
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    Lol funny you bring that one up! That was the monitor I was going to grab but they were outa stock and I didn't want the demo model.. Beautiful screen for sure.
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    Still can't decide. I can't find one with everything I want in it. I either have to give up a 3-year warranty, input types or something else...
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    If you dont mind me asking, why ya sell your other monitors?
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    I was into Samsung also, but decided I need a little bit bigger monitor(15"). So I pick up the VW246H, I've had it for almost 2 years. And I Love It!
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    Have you thought about eIPS monitors? TN can't compare with IPS. Just recently I bought Dell U2311h. It is really great monitor, not to expensive (185€) and with overdrive I fell no lag effects when I play games or watching movies. Once you try IPS you will never go back to TN... There are other monitors with this panel like LG IPS236V or LG IPS231P...
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    TBH, I loved the Samsungs, but they stopped making them. I bought the first one new and the second used, but I couldn't find a third. I ended up buying the Asus 26" model because it has the same resolution and the Samsungs, but the different screen height annoyed me: it never lined up moving from the outer monitors to the middle one. I just want to buy something I like, and would love the option to have all three the same.


    That's one thing that bugs me though - so many people buy the Asus and rate them very well. If you look at all the LCD monitors on NewEgg and sort them by higheat rankings, the Asus have like 7 out of the top 10, and most of the review counts are double and triple what most other brands have.

    My ideal is 24", LED, 3-year warranty, height/tilt/swivel/pivot adjust, thin bezel, and DVI & HDMI inputs (DP is a big bonus).
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    The Dell is out of my budget by anout $100 USD. If I had that much to spend on one, I'd get the 24" and be done with it :p

    I'll have to look into the LG's though...
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    But the LG's only have a 1-year warranty, and I have not had good experience with LG stuff in the past.
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    right right, yea mine doesn't have height adjustments and etc. but it's no big deal for me, my desk and chair are adjustable lol

    Biggest reason why I got ASUS was the price at the time, I believe I paid around $170 (Christmas) and plus the good review. The inputs are a bonus for me, when I first got it I was using HDMI(looks beautiful), but now DVI till I get another cable.
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    When I was doing some searching for monitors I also saw the NEC range, unfortunately they are not available here.

    I would possibly think of giving them a shot as well since they have the longest warranty if they were available here.

    But I have not looked into the NEC monitors any where near as much as the other brands.

    I was looking at a LG2486L but the bezel and light show was too much.
    I prefer something like ASUS and DELL when it comes to design.
    Boring because I would rather be concentrating on the screen.

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    irrc the BX2331 will not be an option if you are planning to run straight DVI as it only has a D-SUB and HDMI whcih comes with an adapter I think.
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    Dont get the direct LG, as they have no overdrive applied. Their response time is actually like 20ms in reviews. Dell or Asus is a good choice.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Asus-ML239H/16533422

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=308864

    Amazon is also a good place to buy from. Anywhere that has a good return policy on monitors. Newegg IS NOT a good place to buy monitors from. They do not allow returns for refunds. Amazon you only want direct, not from a merchant.

    No hight adjust stand, but the screen looks good as my friend has it.

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004R5SLOG/?tag=tec06d-20

    I like VA panels better personally. Better contrast and black level, but worse response time lately. I have been waiting to see the NEC EX231Wp how it turns out. Its a PVA, its response time in spec is pretty high, BUT I think thats just how NEC rates their stuff. NEC tends to put the MS time before overdrive and RTC. In constrast LG claims its 6-8ms with no overdrive whatsoever even as a option, being 20ms in reality.

    EDIT: Btw, keep in mind about response times. No IPS or TN film will reach above 1000:1 in contrast ratio. IPS tends to fall below spec (900:1 often) and TN film around 970:1 or something. Only VA panels reach close to their 3000:1 or 4000:1 specs. Also Dynamic contrast ratio is useless.
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