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Hanns G HF257 25 inch Widescreen LCD FULL HD Monitor - £149.99 @ Play.com
Hanns G HF257 25 inch Widescreen LCD FULL HD Monitor - £149.99 @ Play.com

Hanns G HF257 25 inch Widescreen LCD FULL HD Monitor - £149.99 @ Play.com

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25" full HD monitor with 3 years warranty! Looks like a decent spec for the price.

Specifications

24.6" Wide
300 cd/m2 brightness
800:1 contrast
1920*1080 res
5ms response
VGA, 2x HDMI and Audio Inputs
2x 2w speakers
0-20deg tilt
kensington lock
VESA 200x100mm
3yr Warranty
Black

13 Comments

Looks like a good price but the contrast ratio looks a bit low for my taste. Still voting hot for the rest of the specs though.

I've got the 25" hanns g with freeview. It's a great monitor for the price but there's a lot of backlight bleed at the bottom of the screen. Doesn't bother me but it may be the same case for this monitor if its the same panel. Prob best to check reviews if its something that would annoy you

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i have a viewsonic 28" 800:1 contrast ratio monitor & its awful. Mines fast as its 2ms but the screen is so grey instead of black. so though this monitor maybe good the black levels will suffer

poing - but the contrast ratio looks a bit low for my taste.



Monitor contrast ratios are much more honest (they are rarely that 'dynamic' big number marketing nonsense domestic flat panel TVs use).

I have seen reviews on HDTV Test where they showed that dynamic contrast TVs quoting silly high numbers like 15,000:1 were actually a real 1689:1. (which they still rated as excellent and amongst the best they'd seen)
Here.
You can tell by that dynamic contrast number it was a while ago
(and for some strange reason, surprise surprise, HDTV Test seem to no longer supply that info).


I have the 28" version of this one & it's a cracking monitor.
Edited by: "Gixxerman001" 16th Jan 2011

led monitors now.. mite be worth looking at ... good deal tho

Decent enough deal.

Personally I would prefer a 22" 1080p screen such as this:
hotukdeals.com/dea…103

I sit fairly close to my screen anyway so It doesn't really need to be any bigger. Also the Benq monitor has an led backlight (better contrast, lower power consumption) and is highly rated.

Edited by: "derrycityboy" 17th Jan 2011

derrycityboy

Major downside is no hdmi so a big no-no If your planning on playing … Major downside is no hdmi so a big no-no If your planning on playing blurays...



Blu-Ray also plays through DVI......

Same price you get a 24" from Benq with LED, which is pretty got in reviews as well.
oyyy.co.uk/ben…dbl
(just ordered one)

overclockers.co.uk/sho…at= different model ? seems better spec 2ms response over 5ms ?
Edited by: "C64" 17th Jan 2011

just wondering do monitors have ports for component cables? so an xbox can be plugged in, cos some old xbox's dont have hdmi ports

Gixxerman001

Monitor contrast ratios are much more honest (they are rarely that … Monitor contrast ratios are much more honest (they are rarely that 'dynamic' big number marketing nonsense domestic flat panel TVs use).I have seen reviews on HDTV Test where they showed that dynamic contrast TVs quoting silly high numbers like 15,000:1 were actually a real 1689:1. (which they still rated as excellent and amongst the best they'd seen) Here.You can tell by that dynamic contrast number it was a while ago (and for some strange reason, surprise surprise, HDTV Test seem to no longer supply that info).I have the 28" version of this one & it's a cracking monitor.



Cheers for the interesting info. I was curious when looking for a monitor how so many with such low ratios were getting such good reports. As it was I ended extending the budget a little in my own search just in case the other half didn't like it and we ended up buying another one 6 months down the line. I figured I'd spend less overall by spending 20% more now.

All contrast/brightness specs for monitors and TVs are basically meaningless. Even if they're trying to be honest - which almost always they aren't - the actual figure they come up with is dependent on what testing method they use (and they are countless).
Edited by: "arfster" 17th Jan 2011
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