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Best 19" TFT for about £300 from OCUK

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Solouko, 24 Jul 2006.

  1. Solouko

    Hitman

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 598

    Location: North wales near Rhyl

    ok, i'm reallly thinking hard now about my next build, i've budgeted £300 for a TFT and i'm looking for something with a hight resolution and a great not just good but GREAT viewing angle 160 H&V or more and a greally good brightness because i'm sick and tired of having a screen that's constantly dark in my room
     
  2. cobxx

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 276

    Most people suggest getting a 20.1" for a small bit more (can get em for less than 300 anyway) due to better resolutions. And there's always more widescreen's at 20.1" which are very nice
     
  3. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,883

    Location: Tosche Station

    Dunno if it'll do your brightness and field of view, but the Hanns-G available for £140 from OcUK is an absolute steal.
     
  4. fish99

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 5,055

    Location: Doncaster

    Avoid all TN+Film screens. Good viewing angles means MVA, PVA and IPS screens. Viewsonic VP930 and Samsung SM-970P are the screens you want to be looking at. If it's for gaming go for the VP930. They don't do high resolutions though - all 19" 5:4 screens do 1280*1024. If you need a higher resolution you will need to go 20" or bigger.

    As for brightness, which screens have you owned that were dull - are we talking CRTs here? All TFTs are pretty bright these days.
     
  5. Baddass

    Don

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,105

    Location: UK

    The Dell 2007WFP is currently a steal at <£300. As fish99 has said above, if you want wide viewing angles you need to avoid TN Film models. Even those with quoted viewing angles of 160 / 160 are restrictive in this area, even vertically and the specs listed are pretty exagerated. Look for IPS / VA based panel technologies if you want wide viewing angles. The 2007WFP uses an S-IPS panel by the way, and if you want a higher resolution than a 19" model can offer, it would be a good choice.
     
  6. Daniel

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jun 2004

    Posts: 562

    Location: Bristol

    Hi,

    I have the Dell 2007WFP and it's an excellent monitor.

    I use it for everything including gaming and I have found it to always be nice and clear with no ghosting etc.

    The brigtness is very bright at the factory default which is 50%. I have mine set at 30% and that is just right for me.

    The only thing I have noticed is that if I use the gaming mode preset the screen flashes a bit but this only seems to happen when using VGA. When I use DVI there is no problem at all.

    Very nice monitor and I am very pleased with it.

    Dan
     
  7. GhostRider

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 295

    I'd get a 20" widescreen for that money like the viewsonic. 20" have a bigger resolution which offers alot more desktop space. 19" have the same res as the 17" and stretch the pixels. I think this looks a bit naff.