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22" LCD Help Please

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by mrcapdown, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. mrcapdown

    mrcapdown Regular member

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    i have about £180 to spend on a new ldc since my philps 19" just stopped working (and its 20 days out of it year warrenty sods law) but enyway just wanted help finding one as i say i want 22" for around £180 and i will use it for games and general internet/msn use

    thanx eny help will be greatful
     
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    Very true. The 226BW is a stunning monitor, but obviously a bit more expensive.
    Yeah but acer monitors are pretty dump. Most of them are, anyway. There's a reason why they're so cheap.
     
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    yes that samsung looks top of my list now but how much diffence will i noice dvi over vga
     
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    A fair bit, the image quality is noticeably superior. It's more the fact that the 226BW is just an all round excellent monitor though.
     
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    i just hope i can get enough money togever for i need it asap as i am useing a 28" tv at the moment with a res set to 800x600 as that is the only res where i can see writing lol
     
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    Lol. Assuming it's a standard def TV, you should be able to force 853x480 or 1024x576 resolution in the control panel of your graphics card. That's the res a widescreen TV should be using.
    If it's an HDTV, I've no idea what's going on, 1024x768 should be easily legible.
     
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    no it a staned crt wide flst screen but if i go to 1024x576 u can not read the writing
     
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    Really? You surprise me. In what way is it ilegible?
     
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    to fuzzy think thik this tv is ony 50 or 60 Hz
     
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    In the UK, it'll be 50Hz. However it would only be 50Hz at 800x600 too. What cable are you using with it?
     
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    7 pin (i think)svid to component
     
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    i have the newish 22" samsung pebble monitor and a dell monitor and in my own opinion the dell wipes the floor with the samsung, at the moment there are some good deals on the dell website with free p+p.
     
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    i have seen some dells but the contrast ratio is 800:1 where as this samsung is 3000:1
     
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    oh by the way thanx for the help sammorris with the ram a few weeks ago i got the 4gb of the corsair xms2 800MHz and i love it
     
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    That's only dynamic contrast ratio. In reality the actual contrast is 1000:1. 800 to 1000 I can hardly notice. The contrast ratio of my 30" monitor is only 700:1 but has never proven a real problem for me. It could have darker blacks certainly, but so could any LCD monitor I've seen.
    Mrcapdown: Perhaps try S-Video to SCART instead. You're welcome on the RAM front.
     
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    Not really, Hanns-G are a cheap make, their quality leaves a lot to be desired. Stick with proper companies like LG, Dell, Samsung and Viewsonic.
     

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