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    Exclamation tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    Hi guys! i stumbled across to this forum as i have been searching for a new monitor. There are so many options in the market now, and with even just one brand there are so many different models!! its all so confusing so was wanting a quick recommendation from you lot who know it best!

    well.. im looking for a computer monitor which will be used mainly as a computer screen (i.e. playing games, DVDs, surfing the web etc). But also im looking for a monitor which is HDMI connectable so that i could play my ps3 on. And one more thing with a TV turner as well! im not being too picky am i? but they are the 3 most crucial things im looking for.

    Now ive done my faire bit of research and ive managed to come up with these 2 screens...

    Samsung 2032MW (20 inch) £249.01
    Display Type Flat panel display / TFT active matrix
    Built-in Devices TV tuner
    Diagonal Size 20" - widescreen
    Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch 0.258 mm
    Max Resolution 1680 x 1050
    Colour support 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Max Sync Rate (V x H) 75 Hz x 81 kHz
    Response Time 5 ms
    Display Positions Adjustments Swivel, tilt
    Signal Input HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
    Features Picture in picture, OSD-Digital Display Director, picture by picture, HDCP, MagicBright 3
    Image Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
    Image Max H-View Angle 160
    Image Max V-View Angle 160
    Analogue Video Format PAL
    Analogue video Signal RGB, S-Video, composite video, component video
    Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
    TV Tuner Features Teletext
    Type Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated
    Output Power / Channel 3 Watt
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Interfaces 1 x composite video input - RCA
    1 x S-video input - 4 PIN mini-DIN
    1 x component video input - RCA x 3
    1 x SCART - 21 pin SCART
    1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI
    1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A


    SAMSUNG 225MW (22 inch) £283.00
    Display Type Flat panel display / TFT active matrix
    Built-in Devices Stereo speakers
    Diagonal Size 22" - widescreen
    Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch 0.282 mm
    Max Resolution 1680 x 1050
    Colour support 24-bit (16.7 million colours)
    Max Sync Rate (V x H) 75 Hz x 81 kHz
    Response Time 5 ms
    Video Output TV tuner
    Signal Input HDMI, DVI-D, VGA
    Features Picture in picture, OSD-Digital Display Director, picture by picture, MagicBright 2, MagicTune, MagicSpeed, MagicColor, HDCP
    Image Brightness 300 cd/m2
    Image Contrast Ratio 700:1
    Image Max H-View Angle 170
    Image Max V-View Angle 160
    Analogue Video Format PAL
    Analogue video Signal RGB, S-Video, composite video, component video
    Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
    Type Speaker(s) - stereo - integrated
    Output Power / Channel 3 Watt
    Expansion / Connectivity
    Interfaces 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
    1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI
    1 x SCART - 21 pin SCART
    1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A
    1 x S-video input
    1 x component video input

    Also im currently running a mere GeForce FX5900XT, will that be sufficent to produce the resolution i need for a 20 or 22'' LCD screen?

    And ive read somewhere that the monitor needs to be HDCP compatible to play the PS3. if it has HDMI port does that mean it is compatible?

    please please tell me what you guys think and advise me on the best option! i would much appreciate it! thanks very much in advance
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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    Also im currently running a mere GeForce FX5900XT, will that be sufficent to produce the resolution i need for a 20 or 22'' LCD screen?
    Not for playing graphically intensive games it wont.
    You would have to move to one of the mid range nVidia or ATI cards for that. (or a 7900GT/GTX) i wouldve thought.

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    I'd probably go for the 'SAMSUNG 225MW' if that's what you need. I currently have a Samsung 226BW which I'm very pleased with. As far as I'm aware all the latest Samsung screens are HDCP complient, but you can check on the official product page on the Samsung website.

    You'll probably want to upgrade that GPU as said above - if you're into gaming a 7900GTX or DX10 8800 series card would do a lubly job

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    i've got a dell 2007wfp and it's a lovely monitor

    and yea with that card you wouldn't really be able to game at those screens native res

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    The SAMSUNG 225MW should be fine.
    If you want to watch TV on it then you don't need to worry about a TV-tuner so much, get a cheap digital TV set top box and plug it in via the scart socket on that monitor
    If you go for one without a TV-tuner you should be able to connect it to a settop box via scart or component video input, so make sure the monitor you buy has one of thoes.

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=116780

    can't get anything better for the price...kinda think of it...there's nothing equal too

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    hi guys thanks for all ur replies, went with the 225MW, should be with me in a couple of weeks! so excited

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by bape View Post
    hi guys thanks for all ur replies, went with the 225MW, should be with me in a couple of weeks! so excited
    a couple of weeks :O

    well keep us posted if any trouble

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    Quote Originally Posted by bape View Post
    hi guys thanks for all ur replies, went with the 225MW, should be with me in a couple of weeks! so excited
    Where did you order from? The 226BW can be had for £235, which is alot cheaper than the prices quoted in your first post (£283).

    I've got the 225BW and its an excellent monitor. I haven't got a single complaint.

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    Re: tiny winy bit of an advice please!

    not couple of weeks! thats an error, picked it up today from argos, it cost 250 pounds so pleased with the price. The screen is gorgeous, 100% satisfied with it, had to change my graphics card tho! :S TV quality is surprisingly good, even tho people said it wont be any good. its good that u can have a little screen up and watch TV while being on the comp!

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