I am looking to switch to WS soon. I want it to be a 21" or 22" WS. Unfortunately I am budget oriented too. What would you recommend for under $600? Me & Rafal bought for our dad a 22" iiyama ProLite E2200WSV. It is pretty cheap and looks really good even though my dad is still running a ti4200. What other displays could I look at in that price/performance area?
What about the LG L194WTX or the L204WTX?
The battle will go down between those 3 (at least i think so)
Nec by far offers best image quality but is the smallest of them all. I do not do any graphic design - play games, watch movies and browse the web mainly.
Hey, can I join the club? I've got a nice, new Samsung SyncMaster 215TW...Games look so pretty on it.
Of course, once I fix my crashing problem, maybe then I'll be an official "widescreen gamer", heh.
I can't resist the temptation. :wow:
With everybody getting a widescreen LCD, I just can't resist it. I got myself a GATEWAY FPD2485W today with a decent deal.
Man this thing is huge. Well have to test it out and see how it performs as I read quite a lot of issue with this monitor.
I am still getting used to the large size of screen (coming from a excellent 19'' LCD), it feels way too big for me:).
Congrats, I hope it works well for you. I know I love my 2407WP.
Congrats on the new screen, I was looking at the very same LCD over at our local Best Buy the other day when I was out helping some friends pick out a new laptop to replace their 9 year old desktop.................;)
thanks a lot.
Well, I originally was looking for the 2407 as I like Dell's panel a bit more and also I like the warranty. But got a deal on the monitor which is better than dell. Sucks as dell has not got any good deal on 2407, otherwise, I would get that one.
So far, I noticed that there's some banding issue with the grandient, which my old 1905 does not show (I got to say I think my 1905 does a much better job in the image than this one does). I may have to get it exchanged from gateway as I read that newer production seems to have most of the problem fixed. Maybe I should sel lthis and get the 2407.:lol:
Haven't yet fully tested this display yet but I am slowly getting used to the whole large widescreen display now. There seem to be color reproduction problem with this one (not sure if this is true or not) but it seems like the old monitor just looked slightly better overall.
I was surprised to see the x1600xt that I got in the system can actually chug along with the display (was worried that it might not work:)). Now just have to wait for the 7800gt back form gigabyte (man it took them like over a month to get the rma, well they claim that they repair rather than replace, so we'll see). Not sure if the 7800 will offer a better image than the x1600xt.
My old 9600XT has zero issues running a Dell 2407WFP and making it look great. That's two generations older than a x1600XT. ;)
Banding is a known issue with Gateway's own 24" monitors, so unless you are sure you got an older version I wouldn't suggest going through the mess of exchanging them. Dunno of any recent deals on the 2407, but they were like $530 during Black Friday sales last year... :shock:
Im still looking for my widescreen to join the club. I had a gateway 24 but the usb ports didnt work so I took it back.
Was thinking about the new benq 24 "z" version but no reviews on it yet.
However, Im starting to see word that a new dell 2407 "hc" version is about to hit the streets. Any news on this new dell?
I think some of the slightly older nvidia card has trouble with super high resolution through DVI. The monitor is the Dec model (which from what I understanding is fairly new as they got Jan model which is slightly newer and maybe less trouble). I think maybe I will hold onto this one and wait for a few month before getting it RMAed to be sure that I got the new model. I know I totally missed the 2407 deals, was so hoping it would go around that price. I actually got the gateway for 550 (no tax, shipping) with 2 year warranty. It's not great deal but a decent one I think. Though I do stuck with this monitor if there's problem as I can't return back to the store:)
I am not aware of the HC 2407 monitor, but with Dell so aggressive pushing the price of the monitor, I think myabe they either want to clear the 24'' and push for 27'' or something is on the line.
I got me a samsung 19in wider 4ms for 199$ canadian on boxing day! happy to be in the club
welcome to the club, the_dope_chaud.
Okay, just a quick update on the monitor, for those who maybe thinking of getting the gateway monitor, be sure to install the eztune software and use that to adjust the brightness and the contrast. I didn't do that the first couple of days and the color is way off. It won't show the correct black and all other colors (always too dark) and white looks too white and bright. After I install the software and adjust the contrast and brightness accordingly, it now looks much better. The banding is also less noticeable, although they are still there but it's less annoying.
I picked up a ViewSonic VX2235wm 5ms 22" Widescreen LCD for $500 australian, about 350 american i think which was pretty good value i thought. But i still find myslelf wanting more size lol. but it does it's job fantastically of gaming, mainly FEAR, oblivion and NWN2, and for watching HD digital television :)
I have the same VX2235WM screen and I've been using it for the past 6 months (I bought it just when it came out on August 2006) and I'm VERY SATISIFED with it. :grin:
Originally Posted by westy87