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Old May 18, 2009, 07:15 PM
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Default need some help looking for a 22" or 24" LCD

I'm a bit lost when it comes to LCD screens, so I figured I'd post here for some help.

I currently have a 20" samsung unit and I'm very pleased with it. Its a syncmaster 206BW. However, I'd like to get a bigger screen: I'm looking at getting either a 22" or 24". My requirements for the monitor:

-either 22" or 24"
-I would like it to go up to 1900x1200 (or at least up to a true 1080p resolution)
-I design in autocad/solidworks for work, so a good panel is needed
-occasional gaming (decent refresh rate)

anything other than this and I'm lost. So hopefully I can get some input
-can you even get 22" panels that do 1900x1200?
-what price range should I be looking at for a decent monitor?
-what do you guys recommend
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Why don't you get an LCD TV: TV & Video: Televisions: LG 32" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV** (32LH40) - Best Buy Exclusive | Best Buy Canada Web Store

Its a 32" tv, and has the latest technologies such as 120hz, 1080P
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Old May 18, 2009, 08:27 PM
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I picked this up on Friday ...

LG W2242PM-BS - LG Canada official site

Was under 200$, has a telescoping mast, speakers and you can pivot and tilt the screen.

I've been gaming on it this weekend and I'm very happy with it.
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Acer makes a really nice 23" 19:1080 monitor, costco is selling them for $240 and costco backs their stuff with a wicked warranty.

Acer - 23" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD Monitor - Black - H233H bmid

Im thinking about picking one up within the next month or so, they have great color, nice responce time, really nice white to black contrast and their a great price for the size. Normally im like Eww acer, but they do make some very decent monitors, and this one looks WAY nicer then their other 23" models, its gloss black with sensor touch buttons.
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You could also keep an eye out on the dell site, they had some really good deals a few weeks back ( free shipping too)
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Knowing what your budget is would help.
There aren't many 22" 1920 x 1200 that I'm aware of. 24" 1920 x 1200 are common and decent TN are available ~ $300.
Given the work you describe, I would recommend staying away from 16:9 - 1920 x 1080. The extra 120 vertical is important workspace to me anyway.
I recently went with the ASUS 25.5" VW266H from newegg.ca (it was on sale with MIR, free shipping and coupon for $365 (AR) and I couldn't be more pleased; for work and gaming (2ms gtg).
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You could also keep an eye out on the dell site, they had some really good deals a few weeks back ( free shipping too)
Yep, that's when I picked up a 2408WFP. Nicest panel I have ever worked with. I would never want a TN based LCD after working with a PVA based LCD. It costs more, but the clarity and quality is just that much higher. You also get a stupid amount of inputs, which can always come in handy.
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Why don't you get an LCD TV: TV & Video: Televisions: LG 32" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV** (32LH40) - Best Buy Exclusive | Best Buy Canada Web Store

Its a 32" tv, and has the latest technologies such as 120hz, 1080P
Ehm, so is that support for 120Hz input (as needed for 3D video) or is it (way way more likely) frame interpolation to 120Hz (lots of screens do that these days to smooth out sports and other action video)? 120Hz input support would be very nice, but it is almost certainly the other option which is really not that interesting at all.
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you'll have to forgive me, but what is a TN panel and a PVA panel. Or maybe the question is better phrased: what is the difference between the 2?
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Ehm, so is that support for 120Hz input (as needed for 3D video) or is it (way way more likely) frame interpolation to 120Hz (lots of screens do that these days to smooth out sports and other action video)? 120Hz input support would be very nice, but it is almost certainly the other option which is really not that interesting at all.
I'm pretty sure it isn't the native 120 Hz that we need for Stereoscopic 3D viewing. SKYMTL had a review on this and said that there is not one LCD TV that supports native 120 Hz technology. The TV that say they use 120 Hz is like two interlacing 60 Hz signals, like a dual-chip.

I wouldn't get that TV if that's what you're into.
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