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Wanting to buy a new monitor. But which one?


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#1 Student01

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 02:58 AM

Hello,

I wish to buy a new monitor but there are a lot of monitors out there with different specifications. And I don't know which monitor is good.

For Example, What is the difference between a LED Monitor and a LCD Monitor. which one has more refresh rates? etc.

Here are the list of the monitors i'm trying to find, and my budget is less than $200AUD.
www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&bid=2&id2=143

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:56 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_monitor, http://www.differencebetween.net/object/di...ed-televisions/ Here are some information about monitors. I can tell you that i like Acer, but i can't tell you what monitor to buy because it depends on money, space and other individual preference. If you have more concrete questions you can post it in your replay.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:06 PM

Like Master has said, a lot depends on your price range and what you your looking for in a monitor. I have 2 monitors at home, both are LCD, one is a viewsonic 22 inch widescreen, which displays at a 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is rare in a 22 inch, and I paid around $250 for it, so its rather pricey, but I wanted the higher resolution, higher contrast and the quality it supplied for gaming. My other monitor is a Hanns-G 20" which I found on sale for 100 bucks, now it only has a 1600 x 900 resolution and the image quality isnt as good, but its for a linux test computer and I dont use it to game on or watch anything in hi-def, so 2 monitors for 2 different reasons. Post what your looking for in a monitor, and your price range and we can be able to recomend one for you.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:31 AM

Hello, thx for the replies.

I'm looking for a monitor that allows me to watch movies and play games in hi-def. High resolution, probably over 21inch. It needs to have at least a VGA Input. that's the 15-pin one i believe? and my budget is around $200AUD.

A big thx for Master, I've read through the links u posted. Now I know the difference.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:33 AM

I believe this one would be appropriate, just an extra $5.
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=64803

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:38 AM

I believe this one would be appropriate, just an extra $5.
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=64803



Yea was looking at that mate but the reviews ain't pretty.

I checked out this one:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=51466

And there were like more reviews on this monitor than any other monitors i could find on that page. Tho i hear people have this grudge on LG TVs.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 03:43 PM

I believe this one would be appropriate, just an extra $5.
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=64803



Yea was looking at that mate but the reviews ain't pretty.

I checked out this one:
http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listn...2&sid=51466

And there were like more reviews on this monitor than any other monitors i could find on that page. Tho i hear people have this grudge on LG TVs.

What do you guys think?

Student01

I have a LG Tv and it stuffed up, it kept turning off, so we had to call the LG technicians to come and update the firmware version which resolved. I also sue to have LG mobile and the software was horrible! You might as well buy the LG one if your satisfied with the reviews and in my opinion a monitar to me is just plug and play, no installation of software(LG has crap software in Australia)!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 09:07 PM

maybe something like this which is an open box deal, so probably limited warranty, but still a good monitor, or this . Ive never used sceptre, but the reviews look good. This one is only 21.5 inches but still supports the full 1080p of Hi def glory. Side note, they all have DVI and or HDMI, and you need that for Hi-def, VGA cannot handle true hi-def signal.

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