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What 24" Monitor to go for?
« on: 05-01-2010, 14:01:13 »
Greetings and New Year tidings folks!  :)

My Acer 22” monitor packed in on Sunday night. Won't switch on and won't take any power according to the dead Led.Only had it around 3-4 yrs too. :(
It’s either a "backlight failure or blown capacitor or refractor failure"* (common failure issues I found whilst doing some searching, and that I know nothing about!) one of those reasons I’d guess.
I have a mate opening it's innards today to see ifit's rescuable, but probably not.

So, now that 24” monitors are now around the same prices as my 22” was a few years ago, can anyone recommend a good buy? I don’t need one with in-built speakers, just something reliable. Not looking at Acer again, looks like they only last 3-4 yrs! ::)

I just use a monitor for day to day pc browsing and of course FH2!

I’ve been looking at the Samsungs and an Asus, any other make I should be looking at? And, will FH2 be able to max out to the full 24" screen size?

Cheers!  ;D

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #1 on: 05-01-2010, 14:01:43 »
Happy new Year :P

I don't know about the 24" Samsung Monitors but my 22" won't make it longer then 3-4 years,too.
Since 2 Month i have some problems with the background light...it's blinking 5-10min when i start the PC like a stroposcope, really annoying and a buddy from me has the same prob with the same moni so no Samsung anymore for me.

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #2 on: 05-01-2010, 15:01:38 »
The synic in me thinks that these companies have built in a self terminating programe to their products come 2010 so they can sell us fools their new stuff!  :D

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #3 on: 05-01-2010, 15:01:46 »
You could look at some of HP's monitors, I've had a 22" from them that has held up well. Like most HP products the software packaged with it is awful but I like the monitor itself.

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #4 on: 05-01-2010, 18:01:12 »
Does anyone here game with a 24" monitor or larger?
Reading up looks like the bigger the screen the more the "input lag". How much would that effect online gaming I don't know?
My pings around 50 on european servers, whether or not a 24" would make it worse I don't know. Would it?
Some of these 24" have 5ms response times, I guess that would even things out? Looking at the Asus 24" VH242H at the moment.

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #5 on: 05-01-2010, 19:01:58 »
Ah, I've had my 24" since 1999, and she still works like the day she was bought   :)


but its not a flat screen...

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #6 on: 05-01-2010, 22:01:19 »
Man that was big stuff for 1999!  ;)

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #7 on: 06-01-2010, 01:01:29 »
this MAG Innovision has lasted 8 years...

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #8 on: 06-01-2010, 16:01:10 »
Seems like a lot of the new monitors are being made in 16:9.

What happend with the 1.5 bf2 patch regarding widescreen?

Is it correct that bf2 plays best in 16:10 and therefore there would be a border top & bottom screen with a 16:9 monitor?  :-\ 
Or can the screen size be adapted? Would I be better off trying to get a 16:10 24"?  ???

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #9 on: 06-01-2010, 17:01:34 »
Can help much, but I'm running a Samsung SyncMaster 700p plus 17" since 1999 at 75Hz. I'd always go for a Samsung again. But well, that was 11 years ago.

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #10 on: 06-01-2010, 18:01:16 »
Thanks for replies! :)

Basically I'm down to this decsision. (24")

A 1920x1200 resoloution monitor :- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-099-SA&groupid=17&catid=510&subcat=

Or the newer 1920x1080 :- http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-106-SA&tool=3
(which is a tad more expensive, but you get that tilt screen/portrait option and your more into 2010 with it that back in good ol' 2009. Future games etc)

Now if BF2/FH2 playes fine on both without screen stretching or black borders well I may as well go for the dearer one for the long term.
However I don't want me fecking up my FH2 experiance just for the sake of a snazzy new fangled monitor.

How would I find out that FH2 will play ok on the 1920x1080?  ???

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #11 on: 06-01-2010, 20:01:33 »
Gotcha 24" Benq with 1920x1080 and works great  ;D
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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #12 on: 06-01-2010, 21:01:13 »
Aha! FH2 will work on a 1920 x 1080 ?! Danke Amigo! ;D

I've looked at the BenQ's too, I like, seems to be a waiting list at a lot of suppliers though!

Well, seems I will have to wait for all this bah humbug snow to shift before doing anything mad like ordering a new screen!  :)

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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #13 on: 06-01-2010, 21:01:26 »
I can also recommend BenQ monitors.
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Re: What 24" Monitor to go for?
« Reply #14 on: 06-01-2010, 21:01:32 »
With these 1920x1080's do you have to rename the FH2 shortcut to "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\BF2.exe" +menu 1 +fullscreen 1 +widescreen 1" to enable widescreen or do they play the game fine without doing that post patch 1.5?  ???

I never had to do this on my recently deceased 22"

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