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post #46 of 92

For daily usage I think that monitors are overpriced, better deal is to find a good, low-lag TV. I am using LG 32LD465, it's IPS, great for gaming and it has no problems like so cheap IPS' have. Highly recommend, you can buy it for around $390. Some people say it is too big? That's fine, but I guarantee you that after one day with this baby you won't go back to old monitor. Although I would be worried to go beyond 32...

post #47 of 92

I get why people like using TVs for their PCs, at least for gaming, but I think resolution wise, given typical distance between the user and monitor in a desktop arrangement, 24" is about as big as I'd want to go for 1080p and anything bigger would need to be a 2k res. It obviously comes down to viewing distance, but things like text on a computer are meant to be read from arm's length rather than your typical sofa-to-TV distance (hence HTPC software having '10ft Interfaces' or whatever the phrase is to describe software meant to be easy to use from a medium distance).

post #48 of 92
everyone will change their mind about anything once they witness the eizo cg221. i was sold on high end crt until the very end but then this..... of course this comes at a cost smily_headphones1.gif
post #49 of 92

Yeah I don't think most people are every going to get the chance to sit down in front of a good Eizio!

post #50 of 92

i'm using Dell U2711, great monitor :) 2560x1440 ftw.


Edited by Dreaming Of A Better ... - 8/20/11 at 7:45pm
post #51 of 92

I use the Samsung BX2440 and it's awesome! Samsung make great TVs and Monitors.

post #52 of 92

I've got a 27" Apple display, pre-thunderbolt. I'm a fan.

post #53 of 92

 

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Originally Posted by Dreaming Of A Better ... View Post

i'm using Dell U2711, great monitor :) 2560x1440 ftw.



That is a beautiful monitor. For the money there's nothing like it. Amazing color, great refresh and response... If I go back to a tower when I eventually replace my iMac there's a decent chance I'll start looking at what Dell has to offer at the time. The last few rounds of their UltraSharp screens have really been impressive.

 

Though not a few years ago... I had one that looked little better than colored sandpaper.

 

As for Eizio, some of the better Dell and NEC displays are actually pretty comparable.

post #54 of 92

i think my next monitar will be a TV, how come you cant get 40+ inch monitors.  yes i know they would just be 1080 tvs without tuners and crap but thats what i want.  if i buy a tv i thnik i may have to buy a tv licence.

 

 

grrr

post #55 of 92
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i think my next monitar will be a TV, how come you cant get 40+ inch monitors.  yes i know they would just be 1080 tvs without tuners and crap but thats what i want.  if i buy a tv i thnik i may have to buy a tv licence.

 

 

grrr



You can get v. large monitors, it's just they're prohibitively expensive as they're not aimed at consumers. Get a 30" 2560x1600 IPS monitor (Dell, HP and Hazro have good options here and 16:10 > 16:9 for computer use) then you can sit a fair bit closer to it than a 1080p TV without seeing the pixels. Accurate colours, high res and all that.

post #56 of 92
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Originally Posted by Dreaming Of A Better ... View Post

i'm using Dell U2711, great monitor :) 2560x1440 ftw.



Snap. Came from an BenQ FP241W (P-MVA panel) & I really love the Dell. Had to get 2x 6970s to game in 2560 though. Its pretty awesome though evil_smiley.gif

post #57 of 92

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42" Panasonic plasma for a PC monitor

 

Main advantages over LCD are having the blackest blacks and 0ms response time.


Edited by ilikepooters - 8/22/11 at 1:31pm
post #58 of 92
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Originally Posted by Somnambulist View Post





You can get v. large monitors, it's just they're prohibitively expensive as they're not aimed at consumers. Get a 30" 2560x1600 IPS monitor (Dell, HP and Hazro have good options here and 16:10 > 16:9 for computer use) then you can sit a fair bit closer to it than a 1080p TV without seeing the pixels. Accurate colours, high res and all that.


30 isnt big enough.  essentially i use my comp in place of a tv, everything runs through it and i want to be able to use it from far away, not normal monitor distance.

 

post #59 of 92

Fair enough. 

 

I wouldn't mind this myself:

 

Or if you want to compromise res for size and no bezels...

post #60 of 92

I have a big white spot above my computer, debating getting a projector for that purpose. Would be AWESOME.

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