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Old August 24, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Okay,

So i got my computer specs ready and i'm going to order them tomaro, so now i am at the stage of choosing my monitor.

my budget for this is strictly $250. Preferably 22" (My dad doesn't like big monitors, dont know why, he's old skool lol).

It's going to be used mainly for gaming and somewhat for movies.

I thing Samsung T220HD is good but i want to know what you guys think or if you have any other choices.

All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old August 24, 2009, 11:00 AM
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If you can spare the time head down to your favorite purchase place and have a look at some of them side by side. I have an LG which I picked up on sale and I am happy with it so far. We also have an Acer 22" that has been working just fine for 2 years now. Some wouldn't recommend them, maybe I just got lucky, but it works fine. Samsung is a fine brand, as are the Dell monitors. In the end your size, budget and a good look are what will determine what you end up with I think.
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Old August 24, 2009, 11:44 AM
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I have two Samsung monitors and I've very pleased with them. I don't think you can go too far wrong with Samsung.
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Check this 23" out as well. Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX It is around the same price and boasts a 2048 x 1152 resolution that is far better than the T220HD. Your graphics card has to be able to handle that resolution though.
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Check this 23" out as well. Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX It is around the same price and boasts a 2048 x 1152 resolution that is far better than the T220HD. Your graphics card has to be able to handle that resolution though.
My video card is GTX 285 FTW edition.

Also, i was looking for a monitor that has atleast 1 HDMI port so i can connect that to my ps3 and possibly a DVI port to connect to my computer.
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I'd personally want a 16:10 monitor, but if you want to hookup a game console, then I guess 16:9 screens are better.

And I think having 2048 x 1152 on a 23" is just pointless. It's far too small of a screen for such a resolution IMO. Only 30" or bigger should run anything beyond 1920x1200.
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I'd personally want a 16:10 monitor, but if you want to hookup a game console, then I guess 16:9 screens are better.

And I think having 2048 x 1152 on a 23" is just pointless. It's far too small of a screen for such a resolution IMO. Only 30" or bigger should run anything beyond 1920x1200.
Wouldn't 16:9 be good for gaming? I know its good for movies, but how about for gaming?

I'm thinking of the Asus VH236H 23" Widescreen monitor

Is it good?

Btw....would you recommend any monitors that will run 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080? Which would be better for gaming?

Also, i'd prefer to keep the monitor budget to a maximum of $250.

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Well I prefer 16:10 for typical desktop work since you get more horizontal space. And majority of PC games do support 16:10 as well. There's a few though that only do 16:9, so you get some black borders. As for movies, nearly none are 16:9 so you'll have black borders regardless.

However PS3 is only 16:9 so typically if you plug it into a 16:10 monitor, you'll end up having it stretched unless the monitor has options for the scaling mode used.

I'd stick with Samsung and Dell, then LG, then BenQ, then Acer. Not quite sure where I'd place ASUS, the few that I've seen in stores look pretty decent though.
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Well I prefer 16:10 for typical desktop work since you get more horizontal space. And majority of PC games do support 16:10 as well. There's a few though that only do 16:9, so you get some black borders. As for movies, nearly none are 16:9 so you'll have black borders regardless.

However PS3 is only 16:9 so typically if you plug it into a 16:10 monitor, you'll end up having it stretched unless the monitor has options for the scaling mode used.

I'd stick with Samsung and Dell, then LG, then BenQ, then Acer. Not quite sure where I'd place ASUS, the few that I've seen in stores look pretty decent though.
Any monitor that you know of that might do that?

Sorry if i'm asking too much.
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