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Old December 18, 2007, 02:43 PM
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Default Help me choose, 24/27/30" ???

Due to a deal I'm getting making choosing anything else ridiculous my three choices are:

Samsung 245T
Samsung 275T
Samsung 305T

I can't say my pricing, but relatively the 275T is about $100 more than the 245T, and the 305T is about another $200 over the 275T.

Monitor will be used for gaming, general browsing, tv/movies, in that order.

The 275T is 1920x1200, so it ends up with a huge (0.303) dot pitch.

The 305T is 2560x1600, and has a relatively small (0.250) dot pitch.

I'm not seriously looking at the 305T yet, but I am a little concerned about the pitch on the 275T, and I'm pretty sure I want bigger than 24", which directs me towards the 305T, but it's HUGE, and even tho I'm getting a good price, kind of expensive.

I'm currently using a Samsung 245b. Fairly happy with it, just want a better quality panel, especially to watch the odd movie. It's still returnable too, so I don't have to lose anything on it.
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:04 PM
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I didn't think the Samsung monitors had HDCP support yet, so if you're the type who watches movies, that may be an issue.

The other thing to consider when gaming is whether or not your system can support the monitor's native resolution. 25x16 takes some serious GPU horsepower, even before you start turning up the settings, and if you reduce the resolution, your IQ begins to suffer.

Personally, looking at those price differentials, the 30" looks kind of attractive.
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Currently I'm running a 8800gt 512mb that's going to be stepped up for a 8800gts 512mb at a minimum, maybe the G92 based 8800gtx when it comes out.

I'll be able to handle a 2560x1600, and I'd love it for general browsing, but I just can't see it for gaming.

Oh, and I'm not a hardcore gamer at all, I just like it. I mainly play WoW and RTS, only occasional FPS.
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Huh, I like my 245b...

what don't you like?
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:45 PM
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Get the 30"

@ donimo...
The 245b is a TN panel. The 245T, 275T and 305T are S-PVA panels. Basically better colour quality.
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:55 PM
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I know I wouldn't be able to resist te 30- a great deal, and a rare opportunity
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Old December 18, 2007, 03:59 PM
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Get the 30"

@ donimo...
The 245b is a TN panel. The 245T, 275T and 305T are S-PVA panels. Basically better colour quality.
huh, looks good to me

way better than my 931c, and it "won awards" for its colour reproduction.
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huh, looks good to me
And that's all that ever matters in the end ;)
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Dude, get the Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p screen. A&B sound has it for $1099 right now. It's amazing, you will love it.
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Dude, get the Sharp Aquos 32" 1080p screen. A&B sound has it for $1099 right now. It's amazing, you will love it.
yup, one of the few 32" 1080's available. this is the next thing on my wish list
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