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Old 05-21-2008, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default 20-24" High end HD monitor needed

Ok, so I'm looking to spend under $400 on a good quality, all purpose monitor. I would use it for everyday run of the mill stuff as well as gaming and video editing which I'm stating to get into. I'm shopping for a HD camcorder so I'd like to be able to watch the HD on my computer if possible. I'd prefer 22" i think, I'd go down to 20" for an increase in quality if its substantial.

Most important to me is image quality and if possible to get HD streamed in for watching blue ray as well as my HD home video while also getting a good gaming quality. I know $400 is tight on these requirements, just wondering if anyone has any recommendations.
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$400 is plenty.

22" Acer Widescreen 5ms DVI $230
Newegg.com - Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support 300 cd/m2 700:1 - LCD Monitors

24" Acer Widescreen 2ms HDMI/DVI/D-Sub $389
Newegg.com - Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support 400 cd/m2 3000:1 ACM - LCD Monitors

Both are highly rated and perfect for all your HD movies and gaming.
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Default Re: 20-24" High end HD monitor needed

with my 5000+ @ 3.25 and my 8800gts 512 OCd will I have any issues on the 24"?
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nope. I don't have a problem maxing out any games except for you know what. I dont even bother ocing it. Never felt the need to except running 3dmark
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lol @ the "you know what" reference.
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226bw 2ms FTW....I'm not sure if they make them anymore though,m i haven't seen them lately. Well if they do it is an AMAZING monitor...id go as far as saying it's the best 22' you can buy.
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Default Re: 20-24" High end HD monitor needed

Yeah...the LG looks good if i go TN.

The 226bw is not true HD, I'd like to get a monitor that supports true HD to get the full potential out of blue ray and my HD home videos.

Was looking at this one from lenova, is the only HD 22" none TN monitor I could find. But have to pay for it:

NCIX.com - Buy Lenovo Thinkvision L220X 22IN Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 6MS 1200:1 Black VGA DVI - 4433HB2 In Canada.
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Default Re: 20-24" High end HD monitor needed

the 226bw is hdcp(what do you mean it's not true hd? if you mean not full hd-1080p then yeah). that lenovo doesn't look bad (i wouldn't get a 6ms but it's your choice)
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Default Re: 20-24" High end HD monitor needed

Yeah, that was my one concern, the 6ms....but reviews i'm reading are good.

Gaming is probably the lowest priority on my list, but would like to kill as many birds with one stone as possible.
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i have the same (24") monitor listed above ('cept i got mine for under 300 bucks wo0t), the same chip, and the same card.
no issues. except crysis framerates, lol. but i dont like that game anyway, so not an issue for me.
all other games (and i have about 40) are flawless.
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