Found 5th May 2008
i have a Ge force 6200 gfx card, 2Ghz processor, win XP SP2. I'm looking for a nice looking, good deal on a TFT monitor which is 20" at least. Looking to spend around 100-170, but I'm only going to use it for watching DVDs on PC, counterstrike source, and general PC usage, nothing hardcore.
these are (what i think are) good deals I've found so far…nre…501…378…224…20W…064

I don't know much about monitors and what a good price is so any help is much appreciated!!

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tescos are selling a viewsonic 22" which does 1680 resolution for £139.99 pcworld sell the same one for £159.99 so you can get 110% of the difference with them or stick with tesco and get the clubcard points hth

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is that better than all of those deals i posted above then?

its better than most of them. the play one is about the same. but with the tesco one you could probably have it in your hands tonight.…763

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i decided to get Samsung Syncmaster SM2043NW 20" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 8000:1 5ms 16:9 VGA
for £150.42
what you guys think?

Just got the Samsung 19in SM932MW HD Ready LCD (TV as well and jolly good, too)

It's currently £180 at Argos.…htm

Television Picture Quality

* High Definition Ready.

* 19in (48.3cm) widescreen TV with 48.3cm visible screen size.

* Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels.

* Brightness 300 cd/m2.

* Contrast ratio 1000:1.

* Viewing angle 160 degrees.


* HDMI socket.

* DVI socket.

* SCART socket.

* PC input socket.

* Component video socket.

* Composite.

* Headphone socket.

* S-video socket.

* Analogue RGB input.

Sound Quality

* 45 watts RMS power output.

Additional Features

* Teletext.

* Fastext.

* UHF tuners.

* Auto setup.

* Auto search tuner.

* Auto search sorting.

* Auto search labelling.

* Sleep timer.

* Picture in Picture.

* Telescopic aerial.

* Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries (supplied).

* 230v AC mains operated.

* Size of TV (H)40, (W)46.6, (D)19.9cm.

* Size of TV with stand (H)40, (W)46.6, (D)19.9cm.

* Weight of TV 4.7kg.

* Weight of TV and stand 4.7kg.

* Manufacturer's 3 year guarantee.

I wouldn't touch samsung personally with all the problems they've had, but others seem to like them.

There doesn't seem to be a clear must-have for 20-22" monitors in your price range so I would go to somewhere that's likely to have a few monitors on display (pc world maybe) and see which ones you like.

Of the above I'd probably start looking for reviews of the BenQ (the misco saver) one first.

The dell E228WFP is worth looking at too, although it is £5 above your budget

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I thought samsung are meant to be the a top brand for monitors, no?

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im thinking




The Belinea is what seems to me to be the best overall, 22" ,
Response Time: 5ms
# Brightness: 300cd/m2
# Contrast: 2000:1

but a friend highly recommended the samsung to me and the digimate is just plain cheap?
any ideas???

i have GNR TS902D Professional 19" Silver/Black 8ms DVI-D Multimedia TFT monitor brand new in box pick up only from bradford want £90 pounds for it no less please p.m if any interest will complete sale here of course according to the rules
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