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hazza87
19-09-2007, 08:08 PM
Hi

I am looking at upgrading to widescreen lcd probably 22" as the budget allows wouldn't mind a 24" but the price jump from 22 - 24 seems excessive.
Have been considering a
Samsung Syncmaster 226BW
aswell as a
Chimei 222H

Any advice would be welcome,
budget any where from $400 - $600
will be used for a mix of general everyday computing and some gaming.

Thanks

Bozo
19-09-2007, 09:11 PM
You are obviously not a hardcore gamer or you wouldn't be getting this widescreen thingy.
It looks ok, but personally i hate screens larger than 19" and loath widescreens.
so yea!
Suit yourself.

Shortcircuit
19-09-2007, 10:49 PM
I recently got someone the 19" version of the Samsung... it looks great (almost as good screen as my 2 year old 'top end' Samsung). The only downside is that the stands are not very adjustable and you'd probably need to have it raised up off the desk.

I think most screens now will be fast enough for 'normal' gaming... ghosting is pretty much a thing of the past.

manu
19-09-2007, 11:39 PM
You are obviously not a hardcore gamer or you wouldn't be getting this widescreen thingy.


The PC shoves out non-widescreen format info. The widescreen telly then stretches it all out to fit. It looks terrible. Yet somehow droves of people are buying them... sigh...
Stick to 19" regular 4:3 format.

Bozo
20-09-2007, 12:43 AM
The PC shoves out non-widescreen format info. The widescreen telly then stretches it all out to fit. It looks terrible. Yet somehow droves of people are buying them... sigh...
Stick to 19" regular 4:3 format.
agreed

robbyp
20-09-2007, 01:58 AM
Hi

I am looking at upgrading to widescreen lcd probably 22" as the budget allows wouldn't mind a 24" but the price jump from 22 - 24 seems excessive.
Have been considering a
Samsung Syncmaster 226BW
aswell as a
Chimei 222H

Any advice would be welcome,
budget any where from $400 - $600
will be used for a mix of general everyday computing and some gaming.

Thanks

The Samsung Syncmaster 226BW LCD panel is made by Chimei, so you may as well buy the cheaper one

Mirddes
20-09-2007, 04:01 AM
Whats with all this anti wide screen faggotry? its 2007, get with the times already.

steveroby
20-09-2007, 11:45 AM
Whats with all this anti wide screen faggotry? its 2007, get with the times already.


widescreen will soon be the only cheaper option for 19" & above. Compare the trends of spec & price of normal aspect screens.

If you want the best then get a 19" CRT.
If you want to be realistic get a LCD.
If you want a cheaper bigscreen option go w/s.

The Samsung Syncmaster 226BW has actually used 3 (possibly 4) different
panels inside them.Not just a Chimei panel.
Its not a high end/pro quality screen, but good enough unless you want to pay $800+......
I bought one yesterday.
http://www.trustedreviews.com/displays/review/2007/03/09/Samsung-SyncMaster-226BW/p1

chuanwai
20-09-2007, 12:30 PM
I would suggest you to buy the song ones they give clear picture adn no dead pixels i been using mine for 2 years and its running as good as new.. they are in your price range adn they are stylish and has alot to offer think about it..^^

chuanwai
20-09-2007, 12:31 PM
sony not song ^^.. mybad i cant type right lol!!

Enigmur
20-09-2007, 12:41 PM
Viewsonic have cheap monitors with nice colour.

Bozo
20-09-2007, 01:48 PM
Whats with all this anti wide screen faggotry? its 2007, get with the times already.
Widescreens are nasty to game on.
Why get with the times if you don't like it?
Widescreens still suck my ballz rofl.

rogerp
20-09-2007, 03:28 PM
sony not song ^^.. mybad i cant type right lol!!

I would disagree. I purchased a sony, and it had a horrible pink stuck pixel in the middle of the screen. I also think they have now stopped supplying consumer monitors in NZ

SolMiester
20-09-2007, 04:57 PM
WS nasty to game on.....LOL, have you used 1?. In fact, all games written over the last 2 yrs have either native WS built-in or there is a patch to resolve the matter.

WS rock when it comes to FPS's as you get to see more of the playing map!


Man these forums get opinionated sometimes. The guy asked for advise, not opinion! Jeez

So, the reason why 24 alot more then 22, is because ALL 22' screen use the TN panel, which isnt true 8bit colour, whereas 24 and above are!, and are usually the better quality IPS panels.

hazza87
20-09-2007, 05:36 PM
Just to clear a few things up, i am clearly not a hard core gamer but will play the occasional game on the new monitor.
Will definetly be going widescreen as its pretty much the only option above 19" and the prices are considerably cheaper than 4:3 versions.
Thanks for the comments

gradebdan
20-09-2007, 09:04 PM
I was in PB Tech in Penrose today and saw a 22in for I think $399 +gst. Maybe worth a look.

autechre
21-09-2007, 10:13 AM
If you're not doing any serious photo work or work that requires good colour reproduction, a 22" screen will be fine. Check some reviews first though. The Samsung & Viewsonics seem to be popular choices in the 22" range.

If you do need good colour, then get a 20" or 24" with a PVA or IPS panel in it - better viewing angles & colour reproduction.

MushHead
21-09-2007, 12:17 PM
An advisory we got early this month said that that the 4:3 format monitors are not long for this world - global production is all switching over to 16:10 WS in the near future & 4:3 monitors are going to become rarer & more expensive than widescreen.