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This is going to sound very dumb...BUT...(1) What is a TN panel? (2)What brands of 24" monitors are NOT TN panels...(3) Does it really matter?:eek:
 
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Hey, I just Googled TN vs TFT LCD Panels and found that TN panels have a limited viewing angle as compared to CRT monitors. Interesting......
 
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Metal head all the way!..:)
 
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This is taken from the new build Section, from the thread of new builds. I think this sums it up pretty well. I hope this helps you.

How to Look for a Good LCD:
Here are some things to look for when buying a new LCD (not in any order)
1. Panel Type - Not all LCDs use the same panel. You will often (esp. on newegg) see TFT under panel. All LCDs have a TFT panel. The question is do they use a TN, IPS, MVA or PVA Panel.

TN Panel: The TN panel is the cheapest panel to produce and is the one most LCD manufacturers use due to this. These panels have the fastest reponse time, however, they produce the worst color and the color will slightly change when you move up or down / left to right. They also have limited viewing angles.

IPS Panel: An IPS is one of the best panels available for an LCD. These panels offer very good viewing angles and color. However, these cost much more than the TN panel and have higher response times.

MVA Panel: This panel is more of a hybrid between a TN and IPS panel. These panels offer a big viewing angle and color (IPS panel is still better in these departments) with a fast response time. However, these panels cost more than the TN panel, but less than an IPS panel.

PVA Panel: Very similar to the MVA panel. However, these panels offer much higher contrast ratios when compared to the MVA panel.
 
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This is taken from the new build Section, from the thread of new builds. I think this sums it up pretty well. I hope this helps you.
Alright!:)
 
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From what I can gather...I more than likely already have TN panels..at least 3..(I have three monitors).So when I go to buy a 24 incher, unless I'm prepared to spend ALOT more than 500 bills on it...it will more than likely be a TN panel...Which I'm sure is just fine for my usage(gaming and browsing) I don't do video editing or designing or the like...As far as a brand I was looking at 3 diff ones Acer...Gateway and Dell...They all 3 have 24" monitors at fairly decent price ranges...Which one?
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...etail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=320-6272 On e-bay it is alot cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824113012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009125
 
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