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Looking to upgrade my monitor - what would you suggest?

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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Currently I have an LG 22" 1680x1050, with a crappy panel (colours change with viewing angle). If my 5970 could speak I'm sure that as soon as I power up my pc it starts going 'wtf wtf wtf'... :laugh:

    I'm looking to upgrade to something between 26" and 32" and 1920x1200 which is the same resolution as that of my laptop.

    I don't need speakers, but I do wish it has a built in tv tuner.

    So far I've seen this Iiyama PLE2607WSD which looks nice (but no tuner).

    Any suggestions welcome! :)
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I can find plenty of tv's locally which double up as a pc monitor, but not one is 1920x1200.
     
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    Samsung T260HD. I absolutely love it.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I'll be checking if it's available from my local agent.


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    Do you think going to 26" from a 22" I would see the difference?

    I mean I wouldn't want to get a 26" to be sorry I didn't get the 32" :ohwell:

    Budget-wise I'm not restricted, and ehhh, I want a display to do justice to my graphics card :)
     
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    why not go with an eyefinity setup?
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Because I don't want a divorce right now.... :laugh:

    So I'm just looking for ONE really good monitor...
    Then later, we'll see. ;)
     
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    Usually its the wife who beats the hubbie because of toys, but in your case, the other way around :D
     
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    I would say that all tv-pc set ups wouldnt do justice to your card - you would wamt the best res you could get being 2560 x 1440 which the new dell 27 inch has this aswell as other 30 inch monitors.

    I wouldnt worry about freeview as you can always add a tuner to your pc or use a usb dongle.
     
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    :eek:
    *drools*

    Now I nearly wish I never started this thread so I wouldn't have got to know about this... :ohwell: Especially since I forsee it's going to be a heck-of-a-lot overpriced if I buy it from the local Dell agent :(
     
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    +1 on the T260HD TOC Rose, it's awsome!
     
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    I know people are starting to think I work for Iiyama, but I don't...really.

    It's just that in this market of TN film making leaps and bounds, and gaining even more popularity(all but driving PVA and ISPS out of the industry), Iiyama has been at the forefront, with great monitors and at agressive prices.

    If you're going up from 22" but don't want to get too crazy, check out Iiyama's 2712:

    http://www.iiyama.com/en_GB/Product/product/184 <---main product link

    [​IMG]<--- side view


    This monitor is about 263mm from front to back, which includes the stand. That's hot for a 27" that has height adjust, swivel and tilt.

    But please keep in mind that the only draw-back of this monitor is that it's not WUXGA. It's only 1920 X 1080. Personally, that isn't good enough for me, but if you're ok with that, then 2712 is for you.
    If not, they make a 26" that is WUXGA 1920X1200 : http://www.iiyama.com/ms_GL/Product/category/2/product/152


    Now of course if you want to go bigger, then you might as well splurge for a 30", however finding a NEW 30" that's not over 1100 EUROs, means you'll have to choose the LG W3000H, which actually works out well, as it's the best available for gaming, and is an active product in Europe - as opposed to most of the current 30" panels.

    http://www.midwich.com/products/details/LGW3000H-BN
    (Ignore that RRP price, it's old)

    Lastly, stay away from the Dell U2711. It's a poor panel, that suffers the same issues as the other Dell panels(which are actually second grade LG panels that would be used in their W3000H), and it's "WQHD" resolution gives an odd aspect ratio. You'd just have to use one to know what I mean, it really messes with your head. If you're going 2560 wide, spend the extra couple hundred and get a proper 2560X1600 panel.
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Which would be?

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    I definitely would prefer to buy this locally. However I took a look at the local Dell supplier's site and was like :wtf: The largest monitor is a 24" TN panel @ 1080p and, wait for this.... they're still trying to sell CRT's? :twitch:


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    Also some advice needed please. What should I be looking at mostly when deciding which monitor to buy? Apart from resolution?
     
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    24" Dell S-IPS panel is in the 400 range
     
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