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Old 08-05-2008, 07:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The sceptre mentioned is good, I have it, only 1 dead pixel, no problems..
should there not be one at all? i have had my dell 22" (samsung) for over a year now (yr + 3 months) and have had no issues at all great screen, great picture quality. yeah the benq monitors are actually ok for the price, viewsonic is also good. samsung i usually crowed king tho. believe it or not, the asus monitors i get for clients are acutally really good aswell, maybe look into sum of their monitors.
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I have an Acer 22" AL2216W and putting it side by side with my buddies Samsung 22" I can't see a difference. I got it for $199 on newegg and I love it, about to get a second.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm thinking that i'm going to go with the Samsung 21.6" 2253LW. I think the LW means that it is a glossy finish instead of the BW matte.

I'd consider a step up from this monitor only if it met the following:
Hdmi input
DVI input
HDCP support
at least 1900x1200
at least 24''
under $400 in total
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I'd say keep the CRT until it breaks. Unless you are a professional gamer.
That was a stupid post.... You don't have to be a professional gamer to get a monitor that isn't ****....Infact, alot of professional gamers stick to crt's due to the response time on them.

I've heard good things about Benq from a co worker of mine who purchased one (He convinced me to buy a 24"). If you do decide to go for a 22" though the acer should do you pretty well.
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Old 08-05-2008, 01:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Through some of my glancing i've come across some monitors like the 24'' benq one below and some others that have HDMI inputs and VGA inputs but no DVI input. That doesn't seem to make any sense to me? Why have an HDMI input but no DVI input?? Can anyone here explain the logic to this?

Newegg.com - BenQ T241W Black 24" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Height and Pivot Adjustments 250 cd/m2 1000:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
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should there not be one at all? i have had my dell 22" (samsung) for over a year now (yr + 3 months) and have had no issues at all great screen, great picture quality. yeah the benq monitors are actually ok for the price, viewsonic is also good. samsung i usually crowed king tho. believe it or not, the asus monitors i get for clients are acutally really good aswell, maybe look into sum of their monitors.
Nah 1 dead pixel is well within manufactured specs, for any company, if you look at the RMA requirements, for any LCD, you need no less than 8 dead pixels to get a new moniter, so one dead pixel is fine.. Within rated specs..
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[QUOTE=cylon;1433067]I'm thinking that i'm going to go with the Samsung 21.6" 2253LW. I think the LW means that it is a glossy finish instead of the BW matte.

I'd consider a step up from this monitor only if it met the following:
Hdmi input
DVI input
HDCP support
at least 1900x1200
at least 24''
under $400 in total[/QUOTE


I just bought the Samsung 21.6" 2253LW from costco for $250 and from the looks of it it's awsome (haven't opened it yet)
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