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Old 03-09-2009, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying a new monitor soon...ish.
anyway I'd like some suggestions as I've never really paid attention to LCD monitors. My budget is comfortably set at $200 or less. Yeah...that's all I can think to say...
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take a look at this, seems to suit you.

Newegg.com - ASUS VH222H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor Built in Speakers 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR20000:1) w/ SPDIF out - LCD Monitors

21.5", does 1080p (1920x1080), average contrast, VGA+DVI+HDMI+SPDIF out, $180

Though you need to be a bit more specific, what size are you after, what resolution, what contrast, what connectivity (VGA, DVI, HDMI, or a mixture?) etc.
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Wellll...I don't really know what to look for. What should I look for?

I just saw this and thought that looked good....but seems I can get something cheaper.

I'm using a 17" lcd thats max res is 1024.

EDIT: mmm built in speakers. That could be fun.

EDIT2: To give you an idea of how bad my monitor is: I can't see the back-shadow of my own avatar.
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lol yami
that's the same size I was looking at
Samsung 2233SW 21.5'' Widescreen LCD Monitor - 15000:1 (DC), 5ms, 1920 x 1080, DVI
but I thought maybe 1080P would make things too small on a 21.5"
so I didn't post it
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Wellll...I don't really know what to look for. What should I look for?

I just saw this and thought that looked good....but seems I can get something cheaper.

I'm using a 17" lcd thats max res is 1024.
That looks good (most Samsungs are excellent quality), better than the one I found after rebates. Doesn't have HDMI though, if you have a console or such that you'd want to use the monitor for?
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On that samsung clown and I posted, what does 15k:1 (DC) mean? 5ms is the refresh time?

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Doesn't have HDMI though, if you have a console or such that you'd want to use the monitor for?
Might get a ps3 during college
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m'kay. Thanks clown...
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