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    Another LCD Monitor thread...

    Hi guys,

    My dad wants to buy a 17" TFT to clear up some space on his desk. It needs to be a cheap as poss but still be reasonably stylish (so no beige!). Analogue performance needs to be good as he doesn't have DVI. A ballpark price is £300ish.

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    Cheapest i've seen is around £240. Also remember that a 17" TFT is = to 19" CRT size but upon closer inspection i found that it is bigger than 19" CRT size so TFT's seem to be the way forward in clarity and size for price and performance.

    I would go for the hyundai one (cba to look it up) but it's on the borderline for your budget.

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    hey, really depends on what he wants it for. TFT's are great for normal work etc. but unless you have about £1000 + to spend then dont go near them for gaming..

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    It's just for internet and the odd film really, so gaming isn't an issue. I've found this, the XIOD IM17SM, which is cheap one at Scan but can't find any reviews of it. It says it is a Samsung panel:-

    http://web6.scan.co.uk/products/toinfo.asp?wpid=104828

    Plus I think that the £1000+ price for a gaming panel is a bit of an exageration, me and my mates all have LCDs that don't ghost and are brilliant for gaming and cost no where near that (like about £400).

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    Scrap that, check this out for a bargain:-

    http://web6.scan.co.uk/Products/Info.asp?WPID=82832

    16ms response, silver and only £305 inc! Any thoughts?

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    Ebuyer do 15ms lg tfts 17" for £300 so it might be worth a look there. That liyama looks good though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hobson
    hey, really depends on what he wants it for. TFT's are great for normal work etc. but unless you have about £1000 + to spend then dont go near them for gaming..
    Here is a person speaking through a time-warp from some time ago...there's plenty of decent panels for gaming now.

    The panel I have - the LG1710B - is only £312 from ebuyer, it's not the "panel of choice" anymore - it was when I bought it, quite a few people on these boards have the same iirc, but tbh I've had mine for 7 months and it's flawless. At the same time, directhex will probably be in here rightly defending the honour of the iiyama prolite series (which I think your link points to) very soon.

    A couple of people reckon the Hyundai Imagequest is the best atm - but it's £352 from OCUK, and I can't find it anywhere else, sadly, since OCUK seem to be £20-£30 more than ebuyer for each TFT. Edit: it's about £30 less at microdirect.
    Last edited by Byatt; 30-03-2004 at 01:59 PM.

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    mate runs a LG 17" in analogue, seems fine and he hasnt noticed and problems with it or ghosting

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    That Iiyama actually has a 25ms response time, but it's still fine for web/work/films and even light gaming.

    And I'd choose the Iiyama over to 45ms Samsung any day

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    iiyamas are brilliant, got a 19" Iiyama TFT, the only one that does 1600x1200 for that size, and I can't speak highly enough about....mind you, I forked out over 800 smackers for it!!!

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    I think I'll go for the iiyama, it seems like a pretty good price and looks good too. Thanks for the help chaps

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