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Dell S2409 24" TFT Monitor 1920x1080 - £209.74 Delivered
Dell S2409 24" TFT Monitor 1920x1080 - £209.74 Delivered

Dell S2409 24" TFT Monitor 1920x1080 - £209.74 Delivered

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Been looking for a cheap 24'' monitor for a while and after reading the decent reviews for this tn screen, I've gone for this from Ebuyer. Its actually £251 on Dell's own site, and with free delivery included with Ebuyer, I thought this was a very good deal.

Dell S2409W Full HD Monitor

Experience stunning detail and clarity with full High-Definition resolution. Ideal for multimedia entertainment, gaming and productivity.

* Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
* 16:9 dynamic aspect ratio
* HDMI high quality digital connection
HD Technology

The high definition S2409W monitor delivers higher quality images than standard resolution monitors.

* A 1920 x 1080 resolution injects a heavy dose of reality in your multi-media experience.
* The HDMI connector interface allows simple transmission of uncompressed digital streams.
Wide Screen, Slim Panel

Take advantage of expanded screen real estate and cinema-style viewing in a trim, space-saving package.

* Open multiple applications side by side to maximize your play space and optimize your work streams.
* Enjoy cinema-style widescreen dimensions when you watch your favorite movies.
* Help maximize valuable physical space with the slim panel design.

41 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.widescreengamingforum.com/wiki/images/9/98/Dell_S2409W.jpg

Nice screen - I have a 26 inch Dell LCD/TV (W2600) which I use for my PC and xbox 360 and I use a Dell monitor at work too. They are great quality screens.

You won't find many screens with the full 1080p native resolution for this price.

Voted hot.

Its £205.62 on the below link with a 3 years on site replacement warranty

pcbuyit.co.uk/dep…weA

Original Poster

finnrogers;3033223

Nice screen - I have a 26 inch Dell LCD/TV (W2600) which I use for my PC … Nice screen - I have a 26 inch Dell LCD/TV (W2600) which I use for my PC and xbox 360 and I use a Dell monitor at work too. They are great quality screens.You won't find many screens with the full 1080p native resolution for this price. Voted hot.



oof !

is your tv still working ok ? I had 2 of those before dell gave me the newer 32'' one as a replacement ... both the others had power supply issues ....
absolutely brilliant tv .... I got my original w2600 for £333 so was well pleased when they gave me the free 32'' one that was worth more than a grand at the time ....

Original Poster

..... Its £205.62 on the below link with a 3 years on site replacement warranty

I saw that a couple of days back and was going to buy it from them ... until this morning - the Ebuyer one is £6 cheaper ...
The PCbuyit one is another £8 (plus vat) ontop with post making it £215 ...

Check out OverClockers, they have it on special this week for £199 with free delivery if ordered before 4pm on September 26th

overclockers.co.uk/sho…-DE

Great price for a well spec'd monitor.

anyone know if any good VESA compatible Monitors ?

Voted HOT

Fantastic price for this 24" monitor,i would buy it if i hadnt only recently bought a 22" monitor .

Is it PVA panel? The Digimate one from OCUK is better for ~£260 since it's PVA panel.

But depends what you want, PVA versus better build quality and connectivity.

Sorry this is not for me as I want a proper resolution, 1920 x 1200.

Good for what it is, TN panel though....

Original Poster

K1LLER HORNET;3033593

Great price for a well spec'd monitor.anyone know if any Monitors are … Great price for a well spec'd monitor.anyone know if any Monitors are VESA compatible?Voted HOT



The monitor is VESA compliant : from the dell site ....

Note that this is a widescreen TV resolution (1920 x 1080)

Rather than traditional "computer" resolution (1920 x 1200)

Not sure how much difference this makes.

I want one of these soooooo bad. Would love to hook my 360 up to it, and space for PS3 and a freeview hdmi box as well (should I ever need them)

I'm going to have to vote cold to try and get this off the front page and stop people buying up eBuyer's stock

zoopakev;3033679

The monitor is VESA compliant : from the dell site ....



ok - cool

Ty

I was going to buy this screen but had a few problems making the decision as noted here: grcade.com/vie…964
and now I think I'm going for a 20" screen as my PC probably can't handle games at 24"

Original Poster

Raz23;3033800

I was going to buy this screen but had a few problems making the decision … I was going to buy this screen but had a few problems making the decision as noted here: http://www.grcade.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1964and now I think I'm going for a 20" screen as my PC probably can't handle games at 24"



I had considered the samsung also, but was swung by the extra size and the fact it was dell. All my other computer stuff is dell (bought mainly from hotuk tips) and have had no real bother at all. I had a minor laptop problem with my XPS a few weeks back and they repaired in next day. A couple of years back I got a dell w2600 tv and it died, as did its replacement. Rather than refund me they offered me a new 32'' TV which we've been watching now for about 2 years - still as brilliant picture wise as the day we got it.

its the right res for hd so you wont get the black bars, and its a TN panel. good deal though if not fussy. but im holding out for a 24 inch as they seem to be some good deal coming on recently, which leads me to believe there getting cheaper in price all round.

live2giveuk;3034101

its the right res for hd so you wont get the black bars, and its a TN … its the right res for hd so you wont get the black bars, and its a TN panel. good deal though if not fussy. but im holding out for a 24 inch as they seem to be some good deal coming on recently, which leads me to believe there getting cheaper in price all round.



utter tosh :whistling: unless the film is anormorphic then your going to get black bars no matter what ( wisescreen ) tv you use .

good price tho ... happy with my dell 2408 :thumbsup: apart the sluggishness i sen to be getting in fps ( although that good be my beer-stained mat and mouse lol )

Well at least 4 have gone since this deal was posted, so somebody is snapping them up! Can somebody explain more about this TN panel business? Is the one that's on the Dell site different then?

TALON1973;3034157

utter tosh :whistling: unless the film is anormorphic then your going to … utter tosh :whistling: unless the film is anormorphic then your going to get black bars no matter what ( wisescreen ) tv you use .good price tho ... happy with my dell 2408 :thumbsup: apart the sluggishness i sen to be getting in fps ( although that good be my beer-stained mat and mouse lol )



Widescreen is 16:9.

1920/1080 = 16/9.

WTF are you taking about black bars?

:w00t:

Think I'm going to get one of these, but not for another month or so. Does anyone know if I can use the stand from my 2208WFP which it would replace, as its a flashy height adjustable one?

Original Poster

czrsiNk;3034190

Well at least 4 have gone since this deal was posted, so somebody is … Well at least 4 have gone since this deal was posted, so somebody is snapping them up! Can somebody explain more about this TN panel business? Is the one that's on the Dell site different then?



Summary of LCD Panel Technology

* S-IPS panels are generally considered the best all around panel type, but they are more expensive and very few are made. High end, expensive.
* S-PVA/MVA panels offer better color reproduction and viewing angles than TN panels, have slightly worse response times than TN or S-IPS, offer the best contrast ratios, may suffer from color shifting or input lag and have higher availability than S-IPS panels. Mid range, fair price.
* TN panels are very cheap and have the fastest response times, but suffer from inferior color reproduction, contrast ratios and viewing angles. Low end, inexpensive.

tremtastic;3034219

Widescreen is 16:9.1920/1080 = 16/9.WTF are you taking about black … Widescreen is 16:9.1920/1080 = 16/9.WTF are you taking about black bars?:w00t:



widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 ...... there are hardly any ... hence why you get black bars ...a film that says anormorphic will fill the screen as it should be

16:9 is just a size format tv makers have picked ....its not how movies are filmed at however .... just go look at the back of your shiny dvd case

TALON1973;3034508

widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 … widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 ...... there are hardly any ... hence why you get black bars ...a film that says anormorphic will fill the screen as it should be16:9 is just a size format tv makers have picked ....its not how movies are filmed at however .... just go look at the back of your shiny dvd case



If all you're doing is watching DVD's in their usual original cinematic format then a 16:10 screen probably won't bother you.

However the screen can also be used for console games and digital tv - both of which will be 16:9 native. This is where the big annoyance with 16:10 screens come in - you either have black bars, or lose your 1:1 pixel ratio.

Oh - and where you say "a film that says anormorphic will fill the screen as it should be" - this will not happen on a 16:10 screen.

Banned

black bars ,,,widescreen,,,16.9 even,,,enough already is this monitor any good for A:surfing
b:hd movies!!!

Nice screen to have if you want your HD console hooked up to it.
Word of Caution: Check if your PC/Laptop supports the 1920 x 1080 resolution. I checked my mates more than a year old Dell Inspiron this morning on an few 1080 and 16:10 screens and the laptop couldn't manage the Full HD resolution.
These new 16:9 monitors are the future by the way.:whistling:

Banned

dotmac;3036442

Nice screen to have if you want your HD console hooked up to it. Word of … Nice screen to have if you want your HD console hooked up to it. Word of Caution: Check if your PC/Laptop supports the 1920 x 1080 resolution. I checked my mates more than a year old Dell Inspiron this morning on an few 1080 and 16:10 screens and the laptop couldn't manage the Full HD resolution. These new 16:9 monitors are the future by the way.:whistling:



is that not to do with what graphic card you have?:?

Perfect for programming, you need all the horizontal space you can get with modern development environments.

Sorely tempted. You don't need 10 billion colours for web surfing and normal everyday work...

zoopakev;3034232

Summary of LCD Panel Technology * S-IPS panels are generally … Summary of LCD Panel Technology * S-IPS panels are generally considered the best all around panel type, but they are more expensive and very few are made. High end, expensive. * S-PVA/MVA panels offer better color reproduction and viewing angles than TN panels, have slightly worse response times than TN or S-IPS, offer the best contrast ratios, may suffer from color shifting or input lag and have higher availability than S-IPS panels. Mid range, fair price. * TN panels are very cheap and have the fastest response times, but suffer from inferior color reproduction, contrast ratios and viewing angles. Low end, inexpensive.



A couple of clarifications:

The point about TN response times being the fastest is debatable, and unless your particulaly annoyed by ghosting the other types are fine. The much cheaper prices is the only real reason you'd want TN.

IPS and S-PVA/MVA panels are about the same price, the myth that IPS is more expensive seems to have got started because sometimes the IPS is often used for the colour accurate monitors that are expensive for other reasons. At the moment we've got IPS screens like the HP LP2475w and Hazro HZ24Wi that are the same price as S-PVA/MVA screens like the Dell 2408WFP and the BenQ FP241W. S-PVA/MVA does have a slightly larger choice of models, but we're talking about numbers like Two IPS, Six S-PVA/MVA and Twenty TN models availible at one time.

TALON1973;3034508

widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 … widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 ...... there are hardly any ... hence why you get black bars ...a film that says anormorphic will fill the screen as it should be16:9 is just a size format tv makers have picked ....its not how movies are filmed at however .... just go look at the back of your shiny dvd case



Yes, the advantage of this isn't that you get rid of the black bars. It's that you can be sure stupid devices like DVD/Blu-ray players and game consoles will provide the right size of black bars depending on the content as they're not very flexible as to what aspects they support.

JeeBeePSB;3036772

Perfect for programming, you need all the horizontal space you can get … Perfect for programming, you need all the horizontal space you can get with modern development environments.Sorely tempted. You don't need 10 billion colours for web surfing and normal everyday work...



This doesn't have any more horizontal space than a normal 24", to get the wider screen they've chopped off the top and bottom rather than extended the sides.

To compensate for the removed space (which would have shrunk the diagonal to 23") they've lowered the DPI slightly so text will be marginally larger (3%) than a normal 24".

TALON1973;3034508

widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 … widescreen is NOT 16:9 . you show me a movie thats filmed in 16:9 ...... there are hardly any ... hence why you get black bars ...a film that says anormorphic will fill the screen as it should be16:9 is just a size format tv makers have picked ....its not how movies are filmed at however .... just go look at the back of your shiny dvd case



The term widescreen generally refers to TVs. Hence widescreen = 16:9. If you were playing any current TV show from, say, the BBC then it would display at the correct proportions without any black bars.

I don't watch any **** Hollywood movies or TV shows. Hence most of my DVD cases have 16:9 ish aspect ratios.

This may be a slightly dim question.... but can this monitor be used as a tv by pluggin in a freeview box? Am looking for a 26ish inch tv and this seems a good price.

Gavster2002;3033550

Check out OverClockers, they have it on special this week for £199 with … Check out OverClockers, they have it on special this week for £199 with free delivery if ordered before 4pm on September 26thhttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-029-DE



Doesn't include VAT in that price - this deal is cheaper! thanks for checking though

Cameron1983;3043278

This may be a slightly dim question.... but can this monitor be used as a … This may be a slightly dim question.... but can this monitor be used as a tv by pluggin in a freeview box? Am looking for a 26ish inch tv and this seems a good price.



You'd need a freeview box that has HDMI output. Argos have a couple around the £30-35 mark
]
Bush £35

]Wharfedale - £35

]Hitachi - £30
The monitor has VGA, DVI and HDMI so you'd have a couple of connectors spare for other equipment.

sionyboy;3043481

You'd need a freeview box that has HDMI output. Argos have a couple … You'd need a freeview box that has HDMI output. Argos have a couple around the £30-35 mark]Bush £35, ]Wharfedale - £35, ]Hitachi - £30The monitor has VGA, DVI and HDMI so you'd have a couple of connectors spare for other equipment.

So, I'm guessing anything else that's plugged into this - DVD player, DVD recorder, VCR, etc - will also need a HDMI output?

And, there are no adapters/converters available that'll let one connect this in any way to older appliances that only have scart/s-video/RCA? Thanks.

Crossbow;3044273

So, I'm guessing anything else that's plugged into this - DVD player, DVD … So, I'm guessing anything else that's plugged into this - DVD player, DVD recorder, VCR, etc - will also need a HDMI output? And, there are no adapters/converters available that'll let one connect this in any way to older appliances that only have scart/s-video/RCA? Thanks.



It would have to use either VGA, DVI or HDMI.

If you look on ebay you could probably find various adaptors/cables that would allow older devices to run on it, but to be honest you'd probably sacrificing IQ by getting these cables, and when you factor in the costs of getting those extra items, it would save you a lot of time, money and effort and just get a 26" with native support for those devices.

If you want something for PC/PS3/360 gaming, with perhaps the option of a freeview box, I'd recommend this. If you have quite a few AV devices to hook up then go for the LCD TV option.

eBuyer have an LG 22" TV for £170 which has VGA, DVI, Component, Composite and S-video.
ebuyer.com/pro…735

Thanks sionyboy that was very helpful & repped.

Crossbow;3044273

And, there are no adapters/converters available that'll let one connect … And, there are no adapters/converters available that'll let one connect this in any way to older appliances that only have scart/s-video/RCA? Thanks.



This is a monitor and not a TV so the scaler isn't going to attempt to diguise the flaws in low resolution pictures (as PCs sometimes want as much clarity as possible) so you probably just want to keep it's input to high resolution and upscaled pictures and 99% of the sources that provide them have an HDMI connector.

Original Poster

mines just arrived .. so thats good going by ebuyer, when I wasn't expecting it il probably monday at the earliest !!

zoopakev;3049783

mines just arrived .. so thats good going by ebuyer, when I wasn't … mines just arrived .. so thats good going by ebuyer, when I wasn't expecting it il probably monday at the earliest !!



Pics? Impressions?

Reputation points await thee...... :-D

Original Poster

sionyboy;3049869

Pics? Impressions?Reputation points await thee...... :-D



some quick comments so far ...

Pro -
Beautiful !
Good quality Picture for the price
Good inputs
ahem .. divxs look good ....
excellent looking onscreen menu

Con -
If you don't have a videocard capable of 1920x1080 then you will suffer from Stretcho-vision
veiwing angles a bit off if you arn't infront of monitor ... i.e. standing above it


Overall
Brilliant for the money, its a tn screen - and ? I knew that buying it as its a budget monitor, but its exactly what I was after price wise.

BUY IT NOW FROM DELL DIRECTLY FOR £202 ... ALSO QUIDCO ON TOP !!!! :w00t:
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