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Cheap 19 inch LCD monitor

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Jay1986, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. Jay1986

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    I'm looking for 2 19 inch LCD monitors for my PC. Nothing flashy, just using them for mutlitabling Party Poker, watching films and playing a few games. What are the OcUK Gamer 198YP 19" LCD Monitor - Black/Silver (MO-015-OK)
    like?
     
  2. BillytheImpaler

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    The Dell 1905FP is pretty cheap though it only does 1280 x 1024.
     
  3. Zefan

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    May I be the first to recommend the Hanns-G widescreen. It's the best value widescreen TFT available from here. It has both DVI and VGA inputs and has better specs than monitors £30 more expensive than it.
     
  4. Jay1986

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    I can't see either of these on Overclockers shop.
     
  5. Zefan

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  6. Jay1986

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    I'm not really looking for a widescreen. Is the regualar one any good?
     
  7. Zefan

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    It should be great seeing as it has exactly the same specs etc.

    Why don't you want widescreen? It really is far better, I wish I had one :(
     
  8. Jay1986

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    Well, I'd never really considered it tbh. What are the advantages? Just as good for surfing the internet, msn etc as a regular ratio screen?
     
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  9. Zefan

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    I'd say it's better, the same way viewing a widescreen TV is more easy on the eye. Actually I've never used one for any large length of time, but it really wont be long before the traditional 4:3 screens are replaced entirely by widescreens.

    Look up the golden ratio, it's quite interesting and gives reasons for the shape of our letter paper, our photograph sizes and or screen shape too.
     
  10. BillytheImpaler

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    Once you get used to widescreen monitors going back to a standard-ratio one will make you feel imprisoned. Take the plunge and get one, they're fantastic.
     
  11. Jay1986

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    I study architecture, so I know all about the golden ratio, can't get away from the thing or so it seems! I'll take your word for it and go for two of the Hanns-G widescreens! Thanks for the advice!
     
  12. Zefan

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    Can I ask you a favour?

    When you receive them could you post back here saying what you think of them regarding picture quality and dead pixels?

    It's just I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while now and am so verrrrrrry close to ordering.
     
  13. Jay1986

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    Sure I'll pm you when I recieve them.
     
  14. Zefan

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    Pm's don't work on here, add me to msn or simply posting back in here would be a great help
     
  15. Meatball

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    Samsung SM913n