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Old August 15, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Hey guys got the pc its running great but need to upgrade my 19 CRT. I have a budget of $350-375 before taxes. I plan to buy locally cuz i dont want to deal with the hassle with dead or stuck pixels if any. I had seen the Benq G2400W for $330 but they didnt have it in stock and was told it is discontinued when I called to inquire about it. I know a few places online carry it but like i said want to deal locally. I know its only possible to get a TN panel in my budget which ppl mite not like but i dont require 100% color reproduction from lcd to printer or the viewing angles as its straigth on for me. Dont require builtin speakes but hardly care if there. Will be used for games, movies and normal use. HDMI would be a plus but not neccessary. usb ports, tilt, swivel are all extras. I have also read about the samsung 245b or 245bw but found put it doesnot have 1:1 pixel mapping. I dont know if 1:1 pixel mapping is deal breaker or not as i cant seem to find pictures of it. Friend told me about sanyo topaz s but cant seem to find. Would like your thoughts on th matter and also about acer and kds monitors.

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PS Reason for 24 want HD, would have like to see nec 22.5 HD monitor
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Old August 15, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Hey guys got the pc its running great but need to upgrade my 19 CRT. I have a budget of $350-375 before taxes. I plan to buy locally cuz i dont want to deal with the hassle with dead or stuck pixels if any. I had seen the Benq G2400W for $330 but they didnt have it in stock and was told it is discontinued when I called to inquire about it. I know a few places online carry it but like i said want to deal locally. I know its only possible to get a TN panel in my budget which ppl mite not like but i dont require 100% color reproduction from lcd to printer or the viewing angles as its straigth on for me. Dont require builtin speakes but hardly care if there. Will be used for games, movies and normal use. HDMI would be a plus but not neccessary. usb ports, tilt, swivel are all extras. I have also read about the samsung 245b or 245bw but found put it doesnot have 1:1 pixel mapping. I dont know if 1:1 pixel mapping is deal breaker or not as i cant seem to find pictures of it. Friend told me about sanyo topaz s but cant seem to find. Would like your thoughts on th matter and also about acer and kds monitors.

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PS Reason for 24 want HD, would have like to see nec 22.5 HD monitor
You won't find a 24" with 1:1 pixel mapping for $300.
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Old August 15, 2008, 07:38 PM
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You won't find a 24" with 1:1 pixel mapping for $300.
The G2400W he mentioned in his post does 1:1 pixel mapping, and is usually my recommendation for low-budget 24" screens.
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Old August 15, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Buy BenQ G2400W 24IN Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 5MS 1920X1200 1000:1 Senseye HDMI DVI VGA

Here it is for 330, but you didn't exactly say what is local for you
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Old August 15, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Sorry Toronto is local for me and that is where i also saw it but like i mentioned they dont have it in stock and was told it is discontinued so they wouldnt get anymore. What monitors would you suggest i look at?
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wow - specs are not all that great !
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Old August 17, 2008, 08:13 PM
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I found these monitors which one would you guys recommend:
Acer X243WBD $349
KDS K-24MDWB $349
Samsung SYNCMASTER 245B $354
BenQ G2400W $355

KDS says it has
"3 years warranty includes all parts (LCD/backlight) and labor" i have to read up on the other warranties and reviews

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Old August 17, 2008, 10:07 PM
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Just from the specs I'd say the Acer X243WBD $349, but it would be helpful to go to the store and look and see which one you like looking at the best.

edit: actually I would go with the Samsung 245BW 24"... I like the look better, but really go look at the monitors and decide which one you'd rather stare at
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Old August 17, 2008, 10:28 PM
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If your willing to go a little higher, the BenQ V2400W 24IN Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 1920X1200 4000:1 Senseye HDMI DVI VGA, is much better. $50 more, but 400, with shipping included is good!

BenQ V2400W 24IN Widescreen Black LCD Monitor 2MS 1920X1200 4000:1 Senseye HDMI DVI VGA
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